How did you do yesterday? The fact that you’re back to read today’s assignment is a good sign.
Day Two – The Letter “I”
Is your space Inclusive? In other words, have you considered what is important to your spouse when it comes to relaxing and retreating?
We have talked to couples who argue quite a bit about how to decorate the home. One prefers one way and the other prefers something different. How can two come together and create a space that includes the likes of both? It may seem like a difficult task, but it doesn’t have to be. Most likely you know what your spouse likes. Try to incorporate some of their tastes into the space. If they like modern and you like traditional, look for something special they would find appealing. Our bedrooms don’t have to look like the cover of a designer’s magazine. Our bedroom is only for US! Whatever works for you to help you both relax is fine; in fact it’s perfect!
For years we’ve had a large wooden chest at the end of our bed. I kept mementos of our 32 years of married life together in this one place, but there was one big problem, Tom has never liked it! It took 32 years for me to finally clean it out, give it away and find an alternative for the space. And you know what? I love it! I love not having a chest full of all that stuff in our bedroom. Now we have an upholstered bench that is as useful as it is beautiful AND Tom loves it!
If you’re on a tight budget it pays to go to garage sales and thrift stores to find that special something. Often times I don’t even know what I’m looking for, I just have an idea of what I want. Walking through the aisles of a thrift store usually provides lots of ideas of items at very reasonable prices you may want to consider adding to your space.
Most of all, make this part of your bedroom decorating a surprise. It would be fun to add this special element to the room as the finishing touch. Don’t let your spouse know until they see it for themselves on the final day.
If you have made it this far in the challenge and you MADE YOUR BED today – give yourself a special treat as a reward for your hard work.