The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point:
It sure is hard to talk about Christmas and decorating when there’s been such a tragedy in our country. Thinking of the parents that lost their young children so horribly, the community that is devastated and the family of the shooter makes me want to lock my doors and close the blinds.
I have young children. I can’t imagine the loss. I don’t want them to be afraid, so we must keep living life with joy.
Our homes are a place of comfort, of rest and togetherness. Our decor should be uplifting and make us glad to be there and to invite others in. It’s about more than style. It’s about peace and comfort.
These are some ways we can add that to our surroundings.
Putting a meaningful quote or saying can encourage you as you read it every day. The quote in the picture above shares an important reminder with everyone in the family.
Seeing the people you love around us is a good reminder of what is really important.
Books are so special. They offer ways to escape into imaginary worlds without TV or movies. We have them all over our home in stacks and on shelves….inviting us to sit and read.
Even if old fashioned quilts are not your style, being able to pull a quilt out and wrap up in it is cozy for everyone. Toss it over a chair or fold in a trunk, but having a quilt around makes your home comfy.
Whatever relaxes you, from ocean waves to the Beatles…..play music throughout the house to evoke a relaxing mood.
Most of all, be together. Have plenty of comfortable seating and place to put your feet up. Spend time with you family and let them know how much you love them. That’s the best comfort of all.
How do you create peace in your home?
|Lisa winds through her little Texas farm house every night, tucking in her nine homeschooled children and turning off lights. Then she scans the rooms & makes a mental list of what she wants to rearrange, restore or paint. Her husband of 25 years hangs on for the ride while she blogs about it over at The Pennington Point.|