There's nothing like being away to make one appreciate the value of home. We've been traveling now for a bit and are looking forward to settling back into our own home.
If you've been out for a bit, coming back home is a good time to take a look around at your environment and see what stands out as familiar and comforting, and what little things you could bring back home from your travels that would simultaneously improve your everyday life and remind you of your travels.
Beauty, after all, comes in unexpected places.
We're getting this digital image we took of Chicago at night printed, thumbnail sized, with plans to hang it inside a wardrobe door. Other ways to build memory into your home might include:
- Painting a room a color that strongly resonates with a positive memory
- Adding one piece of furniture in a style that reminds you of a friend's home abroad, even if it doesn't match your home perfectly
- Repurposing unused furniture for a green purpose, such as placing an antique highchair with an attractive tote near a door as a collection point for paper recycling.