Making Decorating Mistakes

It could be a disaster… but the one you love!

Celebrate your freedom

Cristina Colli

Every home owner or designer has gone through the process of making decorating mistakes and learning from them in their lifetime. We imagine… go shopping…. bring something beautiful home…. place it or hang it or arrange it the way we want to… step back… and look at it in awe… of course with a dropped jaw because it looks awful… and ugly… and… not beautiful… not the way we imagined it would. Well, it happens all the time.

But then, there are times when we go through the same process… make a mistake… but its not really a mistake because it looks amazing. Sometimes even better than we had thought. I am thinking of those times right now.

“Celebrate your freedom – do what you love – what makes you happy.”

Feel free to make mistakes – its your home anyway. Its perfectly fine if that painting is hung a little above the eye level – as long as it feels good to you, or maybe the arrangement of that gallery in the living room is a little off balance. In fact, do get out of that lovely comfort zone of yours and experiment with different ideas. Besides, what else could be a better way to learn!

The only thing to take care of, as I believe quite obviously is – to take baby steps. Even if you enjoy the sweetness of having an enormously large budget to decorate your home from scratch, its better to make mistakes and learn along the way, but gradually. Start with small things… play around with them… create, abandon, create again, make changes, forget about the rules and see what goes with the flow… what feels right to you. It doesn’t matter if its not the perfect design or it doesn’t look like what you saw on that favorite blog of yours – its your home, love it… feel it… make it yours… in your own way. Forget about how it looks, if it makes you happy and feels like yourself, the ones who love you will love it too. Eventually!

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It feels Warm and Cozy

Every home has to have a warm and cozy living room no matter what. Period. Its the very go-to place to sit all day, relax and do whatever makes you happy – watch a movie, read a book, knit while your cat purrs by your side (that’s me!) or maybe just get yourself a good cup of hot chocolate and think about all the blessings around you (again me). Its so calm and quiet.

Warm and cozy living room

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Our living rooms see a lot of us all day long and so, they are the perfect place to feel free to decorate them with all the love in your heart. They are even quite a place to make decorating mistakes if that makes you happy, but lets just leave that for another day and indulge in the warm and cozy colors of these living rooms.

Warm and cozy living room

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Warm and cozy living room

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I am loving these amazing combinations of color and texture since its the combination of both where the creativity lies.

Warm and cozy living room

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Warm and cozy living room

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Just a Little Note

There are times in life and quite often when one needs just a little reminder of the blessings that surround us everyday. Sometimes, we don’t even realize how much we are blessed with in every tiny moment of our lives. And when the realization struck… our breathe holds for a moment… because we loose count of all that we already have. I try to find a moment, stop and think of at least 10 things I already have and am grateful for everyday. Even the little things that go unnoticed in our daily lives come to surface in my mind and make me realize how important they are and how, since the first day, they have been there for me. This habit has made me come closer to my own self and know myself better in a strange way… I have started to feel more composed and above all it has given me inner peace and happiness. Happiness is… what matters most at the end of the day.

Little notes in home

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I love this idea of putting up little reminders like these around the house. They give a personal touch of love and gratitude… a reminder of a few great moments from the past… an acknowledgment of now and…. a hope for tomorrow. These little notes make a home a lovely and happy place to be… because then again… at the end of the day… happiness is what matters the most.

Little notes in home

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Grace and Joy turns 2!

Time flew and Grace and Joy turned 2 today. Still seems like just a while.

Last year I wrote about inspiration and being grateful to all those amazing people who inspire me everyday and for having this blog… for being able to write.

This year, its about joy of the journey.

Grace and Joy turns 2

Cristina Colli

They say that the journey itself is as much enjoyable as the destination. True that! As I am getting into the habit of writing everyday, the process of its becoming my second nature gives me immense joy. It feels so amazing to look forward to write… and fulfilled at the end of the day to see how a freshly written piece came about.

I feel writing is like meditation. It needs calmness of mind and focus and then as you let the words flow… letting them out, putting them on a paper feels so much lighter. Its like home-coming after a long day…

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