Wednesday, October 10, 2012
There is a time and place for rules. Of all my parents more or less rule keeping children, I think I was the rule keeping-est. Unlike certain unnamed sisters (both of them), I never got suspended from school. I like rules.
What bugs me are decorating rules.
They should bug you too.
And be ignored.
Once I heard that it is a "rule" that you not have family photos in your living room. That's ridiculous! There is not a lot I have control over in my world but my house is one of the places where I do. I want our house to reflect me and our family and our tastes because we are the ones that are here most of the time.
If I were to decorate my home based on some arbitrary rules made up by some arbitrary person I don't know, that seems very very silly.
I googled "decorating rules" just to see what I came up with. Among many (many) rules I read that there are really two types of sofas you should consider and that's all. (Ha!) I read that you should never pick paint colors just based on the paint chip.
(Or what will happen?)
I feel like I need a soap box to proclaim this truth to the world:
It is your house! Do what you want!