Let's talk about perfection.
I will not deny it, I am someone who feels the draw, hears it calling, siren like. I recognise the obsessive behaviour, the heightened anxiety, the yearning for the unachievable 'perfect'. And therefore I feel equally qualified to say...'what a load of nonsense'!
Your idea of perfection, is different to mine, mine is different to everyone elses. The striving for perfection is nothing more than a rod for your own back. Particularly when it comes to 'home'.
Your home is somewhere you can be imperfect. Its imperfections should be what make it individual, comfortable, memory full. Yes that cushion doesn't match the others but you found it in that shop on holiday when you were twenty and it takes you straight back to that time, of mint teas and poker played with gummi bears....or something. You get the idea. Your home is for living, for now.
Now is an important idea when it comes to home life, as it is all about your senses (I am going to talk about this again, apologies!). What can you see now, what can you feel now, what can you smell now, what can you taste now, what can you hear now? If you can find ways of delighting your senses, with what surrounds you in your home, you can't go far wrong. You will always have a haven, somewhere you'll always feel welcome in, to return to after a long day, to loll in happily...!
Pretty, spring (imperfect) bunting; squooshy cushions, woolly blankets on the couch; clean washing, warm linen scents of lavender washing powder....(clean bleachy smell in bathroom. Am I wrong to love this smell??); chocolate cake by the coffee jar; jazz on the radio and toddler singing 'loudly' to herself...!
This bunting was made to make the shelves look special, to bring a little colour, to celebrate Spring with some joyous yellow gingham and a little vintage rosey fabric! It is not perfect or even finished, still pinned...
Drawing pins holding it up...
But thats between me, you and the washing up! It makes me smile, everytime I see it!
It looks lovely, pretty and fun, NOW.