Having these pieces around that remind me of my family give my home more dimension and certainly help with a more eclectic look. And when I'm cleaning things out (for the cure!) and ask myself if something is useful, if I love it, or if it's beautiful, I know that it's a yes. And having things in my home that are beautiful and that I love is at least 90% of what makes it feel like home.
When I appreciate what I have been given and what I have, I feel less like I need to run out and buy something else. And if I get bored, I can always rearrange my furniture. So in times that can feel a little scary, I like to focus on how to anchor into my home to get comfortable. Being reminded that things are older, that they've survived generations, helps to maintain some perspective.
(Image: Laure Joliet)