As we celebrate our country this weekend, I can’t help but thinking about how freedom can mean things great and small. Our forefathers fought hard to be sure we had certain freedoms and so many brave men and women fight daily to ensure we keep them. This is what is truly important and I know we’re so very grateful. While I’m not trying to discount that, I think we can take it on a smaller scale too and celebrate the freedoms we have in our homes.
1. Freedom to do things our own way
If you’ve followed me on social media for long, you might know that I have like 5 different versions of the same rug. I know the quality, I know I like it and I make it look different in every space. When our white slipcovered couch wears out, there is a very good chance it will be replaced with another white slipcovered couch It’s almost like finding the perfect shirt or pants and buying it in every color. Don’t feel the need to reinvent the wheel with every design decision.
3. Freedom to not listen to trends
True confession: I am so over buffalo check. Yes, it can be done in a beautiful way but I don’t want it in my home anymore. I can chose that for me and you can too. There are so many trends that get thrown at us we can always choose to listen to them or not.
4. Freedom to listen to trends
5. Freedom to say goodbye
All good things come to an end and just because it ends doesn’t mean it wasn’t beautiful for its season. So whether you’re saying goodbye to a trend, a piece of furniture or something bigger like a friendship, job or house; know it’s ok. Letting go is usually where we gain the space and freedom for more (and this is coming from the girl who names her furniture, so you can trust me on that)
I’m so very thankful for big freedoms and small freedoms… in Jesus, as Americans and in our homes. We are free to be ourselves, love our families and embrace the gift that is home. Freedom isn’t free but it is so very precious and wonderful.