I think my house is too big.
I know I could never imagine thinking this, when I was in my smaller ranch home but, while sweeping the upstairs hall and discovering dust balls in places I haven’t been in weeks, I felt drained.
Not drained from the amount of work I had to do to keep the house in order, but drained in the creativity department. Is there such a thing as having too much space for “stuff” that it actually stifles our creativity?
I don’t know, but I’m feeling it. When I was in the ranch home, I remember being bold and daring. I painted the dining room a deep chocolate-brown, I used baskets for storage and seats. I recreated shelves and turned nooks into libraries. In the living room, I painted one wall aqua and on the other white with a huge freehand aqua flower.
I hung curtains all over and weekly rearranged furniture to give each room new life. The bold YELLOW kitchen always felt spicy and my red bathroom fun. I miss the ME, in that home.
Now with a little over 3,000 sq. ft, I feel…afraid!
I’m afraid to make any paint decisions that may stand out and not flow with the “theme” of the home…?? What theme? I still have yet to define my “theme” but don’t’ want to make any moves out of fear of potentially messing whatever it WILL BE, up. Insanity!
I know and always tell clients, “Painting is the easiest, most affordable way to make a change. If you don’t like it- paint it AGAIN!”
So why am I not following my advice?