Well, here we are, my final and best advice on how to reach magazine worthiness! It’s been a long road, but we’ve reached number one on my list. This one may surprise you, and then again if you read my blog….probably not.
We are each of us vastly different. While your decorating style may reflect my taste, if I lived there, I would make changes. Because I’m not going to like everything, I’m not you. It’s just not going to happen. The same with you and my home, you’d make changes. Well, if I didn’t accidentally run you over first.
My point is your style is specific to you and your family. What you like, how your home functions, your family’s needs. So, my number one way to achieve magazine worthiness is to trust yourself and your instincts. Believe that you’ve got this! Any magazine that you’d create would reflect you and your dreams, wouldn’t it? So aren’t you the best source of what’s magazine worthy in your eyes?
If I were to start a home & garden magazine, of course, I would think my home would be worthy of publication. Because it’s my magazine, my home, my lifestyle, my interests. It would be about me and my taste and style.
What’s the best thing you can do to make your home magazine worthy?
Stop comparing your home to others. Build your castle, design your own dream home, put in it what you love. Believe in your instincts. You decide what’s beautiful.
I’m sorry if you feel let down. You stuck with me from 10 through 2, and then I hit you with this simple truth. But if you think it’s too simple, you’re wrong! Having the patience and fortitude to develop your style without cleaning out your local Hobby Lobby or At Home is hard. It’s like starting a diet on Valentine’s Day.
You might be tempted to run out and get it all done in one day, but you know what you’ll have? A Hobby Lobby retail outlet instead of a home. It won’t feel comfortable, not like a home filled with memories of inherited pieces, junkin trips and window shopping that led to spending and lunch with your husband.
Take your time. Simple is sometimes hard, but well worth it.
My advice is only worth what value you place on it. And it is after all just my opinion! But if you give yourself a moment to think about it, you might conclude that I’m not entirely crazy. You are the mistress of your universe; you decide what’s magazine worthy and what isn’t. You may hate the way that I decorate my home, but I’ll still sleep at night. Because I love it and in my eyes, it’s worthy of staring in my very own magazine. I think I’ll call it, “How do decorate your home when you make enough money to drive a 13-year-old Blazer” Maybe not.