Lovely Monday: Brightness
This above all to thine own self be true — Shakespeare
I am a strong believer that our homes should reflect who we are. It may seem quite obvious that it should be decorated in a style that we like and should contain objects that we enjoy to look at, yet I think there’s more to it. And the fun thing is that the better we get to know ourselves, the more we can adjust our surroundings so they become more nurturing to who we really are.
One of the things I’ve learned about myself is that I crave light in a big way. I think my love for light is what makes me feel so attracted to white walls, there is just something about how the light bounces off white and makes everything feels brighter that feels so uplifting to me. Bold punches of color, too, make me smile because of the brightness they add.
As Summer is coming to an end, I am loving the cooler temperatures, the return of Fall fashion, finally putting our new comforter on the bed and snuggling up with hot tea and a book. However, the shortening days and the knowledge that the darkness of Winter is just around the corner make me want to hold on to Summer and its long, light-filled days.
So, for this post, I’ve rounded up some pictures images that are filled with this lightness. Even though I couldn’t imagine living with a mostly-white room (I just love color too much), these photos are really inspiring to me nonetheless.
I hope your week is off to a good start!