Little things and little spaces...
There are lots of ways to add beauty to your home - new paint, wallpaper, a piece of new/refinished furniture. And while all of those things are important, I think sometimes it's what we do with the little things, in the small spaces of our home, that matter more. Because while you can do all the right "big" things in a space, if you disregard the little things and the small spaces, it leaves a place feeling flat, like something is missing.
The photo above is from a little corner in my home - opposite is a comfy chair for reading. I decided to display just a few of the bookmarks from my collection since that ribbon board hangs above one of my smaller bookcases, creating a little reading theme in that area. I think it makes a cute little vignette.
Instead of putting the roses I clipped on Sunday from our yard (these are the ones I mentioned in my post earlier this week) in a regular vase, I thought I'd change things up and use my favorite teapot, so I could display both on my dining room table. Aren't the roses gorgeous? Just that little bit of color brightened up the whole dining room. In the kitchen, as you'll see below, I prefer to display my fruit and vegetables in bowls - it makes them easier to grab and adds beauty at the same time. Not to mention I get more use out of all my dishes - a great thrill for a dishaholic like me.
Just little things, I know, but they all add a little bit of beauty, don't you think?