If my rambunctious boys and dogs proved anything to me this past weekend, it’s that it can be nearly impossible as a mom to find a moment alone, let alone time for decorating. I know how frustrating it feels to daydream of a room makeover complete with big changes that would be sooooo amazing…if only I could find the time to make them happen. I know how defeating it feels to get halfway through a project only to run out of steam before I can finish it. It’s happened to me so many times.
Then I realized how satisfying it can be to make big impacts with little changes. I crave that little happy dance I get to do when I finish a task that improves our home. Especially when I get it done without crying, ripping out my hair, or accusing my whole family of not caring about our house (that may have happened once).
It’s remarkable how much you can change a room in just a few minutes a day. It’s natural to dream big when we think of a “makeover”, but more often than not our rooms don’t need sweeping changes to improve. When I don’t have time to decorate, I chunk out the tasks into doable steps I can tackle each day. With a few simple daily steps we can make lasting changes.
Read more about my decorating process, in my free book, Free Decorating.