November 16, 2009

There's Beauty in Imperfection

I was thinking the other day about why the decor in my apartment works for me. It's not just because it's filled with family photos, treasures from vacations, pretty fabrics, and so on. It's really because there's an element of imperfection at work. You know what I mean. The artwork over the sofa hung just a bit too high. The rug that loses its cozy factor as each day passes. The stack of magazines in the corner. If this doesn't scream imperfection I don't know what does. Nevertheless, I love it all. It's what makes my home home.

To me, there's no fun if everything matches to a T, is always in place, and really just seems like a showroom or space out of a well-designed furniture catalog. Your home should be a reflection of your personality, and let's admit it, no one is perfect.