There's something so important about decorating your space, making it a home. I love to decorate and re-decorate. Perhaps since I've moved so much I'm just accustomed to a perpetual state of unpacking and decorating. When we lived in France, we rented an apartment for a year and couldn't decorate. We hung a map on the wall, put out a miniature nativity set at Christmas. Still, it didn't feel like home. The walls were plaster and the floors were tile and we were using someone else's furniture. Plus, we didn't have the money to re-decorate. It felt temporary and it never felt like home. Since then, I've realized the importance of creating a living space that you enjoy.
I want BB to feel home wherever he is. I dont know how often we'll move; hopefully less than Dan and I did. Throughout his life I want him to associate our silly antlers and custom paintings, giant floor pillows and black dishes, briefcase record player and green and gold striped armchairs with home.
What do you do to create the feeling of home? Do you re-decorate for each season? Keep things the same?
Also, I want to hear how many times you have moved! Can anyone beat Dan's 25 times?