Waiting for Perfect Before Inviting Guests

Waiting for Perfect Before Inviting Guests

Adrienne Breaux
Nov 20, 2009

Getting our homes just the way we like them can take time. Sometimes we don't always have the budget to complete all our projects at once, and other times our homes are just one, ongoing evolution of design. The question is: do you banish all visitors when your place isn't quite finished?

We've certainly known people who didn't want to invite guests over until their homes were perfect. We feel that way, too, when we haven't yet found the right rug or hung all our art. But even those who don't strive for perfection have trouble inviting people over when they feel their spaces aren't done yet. With the holidays on the way and seeing all the great ideas we've been posting, there's a good chance you've got some home improvement projects in the works. If you don't finish all your projects, will you forgo your holiday guests or invite people over anyway?

If you do invite guests to your home, will you explain your home's not quite the way you like it just yet? Will you describe what you're planning on doing to help guests visualize the end result? Or will you not say anything?

We really loved Rebecca's post earlier this week: Live The House You Want Now, about enjoying the home you have right now, and not waiting until you move into your dream home. Well, we want to know if you'll be enjoying your current home to its fullest this holiday, guest-inviting season, finished or not! Share the current home projects you're working on, whether you think you'll be done or not, and whether you'll be inviting people through your home!

(Image: Flickr member [wools and [Irish Typepad] licensed for use under (Creative Commons)

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