I’m a believer in buying what you Love and doing what makes you Happy – Don’t settle; Don’t skimp. If you see something you love and it will make you happy, buy it.
The same goes for buying something for the sake of ‘filling a space’ or because ‘it’s on sale’ – don’t do it. Wait until you go somewhere special and you see the one item that you know will make you and your space happy for years to come – even if it costs more than you want. The love will override the cost in the long run.
Also try to create special moments in everyday activities. Instead of just doing something because you have to or even want to, kick it up and do it differently and with meaning. Instead of plopping down to read your latest magazine, look around for a spot that you can relax with a cup of tea and enjoy it more.
The home should have different areas for sitting and relaxing; that way you have something different to look forward to each time. My response when asked why I’m doing something, is always “Because it makes me happy.”