24.4.12

stripped

UntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledLast week a mentioned briefly that I was removing the visual "noise" from around the house. Well, it's true. I've removed everything from the walls and shelves and tables, even rugs and packed them into my cabinet just to have a little break. I have enjoyed seeing the emptiness and blank space, it's been a nice change.
My husband asked how long I'll leave it like this and I tell him, "Until I miss it". Or until this weekend when some friends are coming over to visit. With all of the things I have to do everyday along with all of the images I see on a regular basis, this has given me such a sense of peace and after a week and a half I still don't miss anything yet.
The other nice thing is when I do take out all of my knick knacks and decorations, I can think of new places to put them. I would definitely recommend giving this a try, it's better than buying a bunch of new stuff.

17 comments:

  1. I do this as well - Unfortunately the visual noise always comes back again sooner than I'd like! I'm looking forward to a larger place where the visual noise ( ornaments basically ) can be more dispersed and I can appreciate it again.

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  2. This is such a good idea--I realised which things I loved and which I didn't when we moved. I packed up the knick knacks quite early and i realised that most of them I was keeping because someone had given them us rather than because I loved them--gave me some perspective definitely.

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  3. Love the view in the first picture, the simplicity and how open and fresh it looks. Could imagine this to remain this way - absolutely my style. I hardly ever buy any decoration stuff, but like to use my necessaries as decoration.

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  4. When you put all knick knacks (nice word) away, you realized what you are missing most and what you miss is important, rest -can stay in a cabin. I do this cleaning once a while. Looks nice as a empty. Have a nice week!

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  5. a wonderful idea! empty it is awfully reassuring every now and then. all the best from austria, annie

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  6. I think this sort of 'interior purification' is very good and helpful to refocus and reconsider some interior decoration decisions:-) I should do that too!

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  7. Some years ago I did the same thing and it is just like you're saying... I appreciated things differently when I put them out of closets and boxes again...

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  8. Oh, I thought that you are moving ;) What a nice idea - like a fresh start after putting everything away first! BTW - love the font, what is it?

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  9. I love the cupboard in picture 3. Where is it from?

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  10. i love this! i would do the same, but i'm the complete opposite...i can never decide where to put things so our walls & shelves are just completely bare all the time! either i need to get over my indecision, or get some cuter knick knacks like yours! :)

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  11. Amazing. I love this so much. Your home is beautiful both ways.

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  12. thanks for the inspiration, I think I am in need of this as well!
    S

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  13. this is brilliant!!! you have beautiful walls. I seriously want to do this!

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  14. the thought behind this is great! love how it shows all the clean lines & gives a sense of visual serenity. makes me also think of keeping our place clutter free... well, minus the studio space. ;)

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  15. This is such a great idea

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