We bought our home in November of 2010 and when we moved in, I spent a good chunk of time planning out every detail. I wanted to make sure the house was nice and comfortable for my family, and I wanted to make sure it was a home that I could comfortably hang out in. My husband, in contrast, has had a bad experience with decorating the house. His biggest complaint was that it was too big, it wasn’t practical, and it was too much work.
My husband is a realist. Like me, he’s been buying and renovating homes since he was a kid. He’s never had a problem decorating anything in particular, but he has learned that it takes more time and effort than it takes to just make a room look nice. However, he has also learned that one of the biggest challenges in decorating a home is that you can never really be too concerned about the details. It’s just not realistic to try and make everything perfect.
I think the reason why so many people feel the need to over-decorate in their homes is because they are afraid of what their kids might see in their rooms. It’s not that they are afraid of the kids, it’s just that they are afraid of what they might think of the house. Most houses are so clean and so homogeneous that it can be a bit intimidating to decorate them. You see, my husband is a realist.
Yeah he is. He lives in the house with me and my husband. He also owns a company that does a lot of remodeling so he just needs to be sure not to overdo it. So he knows what will go over his kids’ heads.
It’s good to be realistic. The realist’s rule of thumb is, if it’s not that big, it’s not big enough.
I think the realist is a really good thing. It means you aren’t going to have any fun with it. You won’t be able to use the space. You won’t know what you’re doing. And, as long as it’s not going to lead to a bunch of chaos, you’ll be able to do it.
I think in this case, my husband is more of the realist. He really likes his wife’s taste in decor and interior design, and I do too. But he also knows that if he makes too much noise in the house, he might cause some of the children to wake up. So he has to be really careful not to get overly loud.
This is a fairly classic story, and it’s not surprising that it has been repeated a few times for the sake of the punchline. Our friend, Scott, lives with his family in a house that is decorated in a way that he finds to be slightly weird, yet he doesnt mind. He doesnt mind because he likes the house. He doesnt mind because he knows it’s pretty, and he doesnt mind because he likes his wifes style and style of decorating.
This is a classic.
This is a classic. It has nothing to do with decorating, yet it has everything to do with the fact that you shouldn’t be over-the-top in your home decor. It’s also a classic because this is the second time that Scott has been put in this position, and its the first time that he has had to deal with it. I was reading this on my sister’s iPhone and it kept popping up.