We have lived in many homes – moving from one station to another after every couple of years – thanks to my dad’s job that we travelled and saw what beautiful and blessed-by-nature country we live in. But every home that we lived in had one thing that do not have now in our current home – a rug or carpet in the living room!
Yes, a rug! We always had one in our living room in all of our homes until before we finally moved here, it was so worn out that we couldn’t keep it (it was in really bad shape and why not, it had done its job for years). So we got rid of it.
And that’s how our rugless bless started. The place that we are currently living in is kind-of an open floor space; with living+dining in the middle of the house connected to all other rooms and kitchen; so you have to pass through it to go from one room to another (and that’s what I adore about this floor plan that you can keep track of all the happenings around the house from the living room – which is great for a home maker!)
Not having a rug or a carpet in our living room has been such a convenience; the whole space becomes kind-of connected and easy to access; plus it’s so fun to decorate – each nook is a challenge to make it more functional ( or multi functional) and practical and not to mention pretty too. And it is so much easier to move things from one place to another depending upon the need and also for seasonal decorating. And the best of all; it is a hell lot easier to clean! A place that is clean is a happier one…indeed.
The best thing is that it feels so much lighter and brighter here. Our friends and family keep reminding us of that with their lovely compliments. Having lived in this place for over a decade, I doubt if I ever would want to put a rug in the living room. But with my changing sense of style or maybe trying to figure out what truly is my style – you never know when a gorgeous rug might appear in my home; just for a change maybe. But not for now…
Sometimes, some things become a blessing by not being there – its just a matter of understanding, experience and being thankful for what we have; and sometimes what we don’t have…