where the heart lies
“We think of our homes as places of warmth, familiarity and love, of shared stories and memories... there is a timeless simplicity to the pull of home,” said Queen Elizabeth II during her most recent Christmas address.
I share Her Majesty’s sentiment – home is the gathering point for things we cherish. At the same time, I believe that home should also be a place that can make you feel protected and pampered.
For that reason, any opportunity to turn the home into a more comfortable and enduring space is a wise investment with unlimited potential. With careful planning and budgeting, building your dream nest doesn’t have to turn into a logistical or financial nightmare.
While functionality of your space is essential, don’t forget that your home should also be a source of inspiration in your daily life. It always surprises me how easily ideas flow when I feel at ease and calm. And at the end of the day, home is a place you’d look forward to coming back to, even if it’s just to slouch on a plush sofa while stoning in front of the TV.
These are reasons why you shouldn’t feel guilty about buying that 72-inch smart TV, or putting in an order for that sumptuous tufted leather lounger from Flexform. Ultimately, it’s the amount of pleasure you can derive from your home that matters, and the truth is that nothing can be deemed too indulgent simply because, well, you’re worth it.
That’s something that the practical-minded and frugal may not entirely agree with, but it’s only when you know how to pamper yourself that you can learn to pamper the ones you love. So go ahead and splurge on your home, or indulge in enhancing the ambience of your abode, because you don’t need to be a royal to live like a king.