You want a fancy home everybody likes. You want a shelter you feel comfortable and safe in. You want a home that is a reflection of yourself and you want all of this now. But as you know just like you cannot buy love and friendship, commitment and devotion, you cannot buy a home, you can only build it. The house you have is the basis, but no matter if it is furnished or not and how classy all the things in here are, you need to bring your soul into your home and make it shine with your sparkle. This means that you indeed need to bring those five things at your house. Start with:
These are the things that would cheer you up in a gloomy day. They are not expensive. They have no brand and absolutely no value for anybody but you. They have to be from every moment that you so much love. They have to be from those times that now bring warmth and joy to your heart. That ugly photo of you and your friends from high school at the prom, the many journeys you took through the years, the wedding day, the day you felt randomly happy on a walk in the park. All these deserve some space on your hall of fame.
As they say, it doesn’t have to make you comfortable and you don’t have to understand it. It is something from another dimension that has to disturb you somehow, but to calm you in a way, too. If you want to have fancy house, this works perfectly well. But remember that buying art for the sake of having art in your home is pointless. Art deserves appreciation and you deserve completeness in your home.
Going back to the odd “what I need for a wedding” tradition, you cannot skip the something old part. The truth is that the older things insetad of losing value, have greater one. This writing machine your grandfather used to write letters to your grandmother, is a masterpiece and part of your family history. It is something you not only want to have, but you want to arrange it nicely at your home. It brings meaning. It makes you
certain. It inspires and impresses. So instead of throwing such things away or storing them in boxes, sort them out and revive them as well as your house.
They all tell you that you need to be rational and you need to be practical. Everything you have at home needs to be there for a reason, but does it? You don’t need devices and appliances only. You need little bits and pieces that are just yours, just charming and just full of history. For someone it may look like a random mug, but for you it may be the first thing you have ever bought for your first own apartment after college. And this is indeed worth keeping.