LOVE TAKES THREE SENSES
LIFT AN UNINSPIRING HOME INTO A PLACE YOU LOVE BY ENGAGING SIGHT, TOUCH AND SMELL THROUGH HOW YOU POSITION SIGNIFICANT SMALL OBJECTS
Sharing your life with someone provides ultimate happiness but if you LOVE your home you have a better chance of being happy every day of the year.
I have heard so many people say they hate their home and they live in misery. That’s no way to live your life, so here is my advice to bring the love back into your home:
Scattering mementos around your house or overdoing them so they don’t mean anything means you become numb to your memories. So group one memory together.
On a shelf in my bedroom I have a picture of my husband and me on our wedding day with my tiara and the perfume I wore on the day. It doesn’t matter if my bedroom isn’t decorated exactly the way I want because this placement of memory makes me feel loved.
The lounge room is where we spend a lot of our time together with friends or family and if you ‘hate’ the decor or layout of the room but can’t afford to change it try this little trick:
Frame a photo from a holiday that symbolises a happy time. If you don’t have anything concrete think about how to replicate it. If it was by the beach have a small bowl with shells or coral next to driftwood. You can light a candle or oil burner that reminds you of the scent of the beach – coconut for sunscreen maybe.
By doing this you engage three senses – sight, touch and smell. Sight means it will trigger an instant memory you recognise.
Touch gives you an immediate feeling that makes a connection with your skin, giving a physical element to your memory. Smell makes you stop and close your eyes and re-enact a memory like a movie in your mind.
Creating love in your home is never about how much you spend, it is about connection. When we connect with someone or something, it always puts a smile on our face.
TOUCH GIVES YOU AN IMMEDIATE FEELING THAT MAKES A CONNECTION WITH YOUR SKIN, GIVING A PHYSICAL ELEMENT TO YOUR MEMORY. SMELL MAKES YOU STOP AND CLOSE YOUR EYES AND RE-ENACT A MEMORY LIKE A MOVIE IN YOUR MIND.