I'm always getting turned around about what direction our home faces. My house is situated on a windy road and it doesn't face in a cardinal direction. Rather it faces something like east northeast. Which makes quickly determining directions a bit of a challenge (for me, at least!). Which led me to wonder:Why not install a compass? It could work beautifully both as decor and as a reference point. I know I'd use it. Need to tell a delivery man how to get here? March right on over to the compass! Looking for a star in the western sky? Orient yourself on my handy compass! The idea could work indoors (as shown up top) or could be really cool outdoors, too. Putting one in the entryway would serve as a constant reminder as you step out the door as to exactly what direction you're headed.
Do you have a compass incorporated into your home's decor? Do you actually use it to tell directions? (Nothing would be worse than a purely decorative compass that wasn't aligned to the true directions!). Please tell us of your compass (or compass ideas) in the comments below!
Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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