Thursday, October 20, 2011

Space and Lighting

It's kinda a downer to walk into my room and see clutter chaotically strewn around.  Whenever I clean up and open some windows, letting sunshine stream into a clean and open space, it makes me feel so much more relaxed and brighter.  Maybe this is why I don't like studying in the dreary, fluorescent-lit, aesthetically drab office at school.   

A lot of the bloggers I follow have beautiful homes and perfect closets, shoe cabinets, and even neatly organized drawers for their nail polish, accessories, books, office supplies, etc.  I don't know how they do this but I want to learn!  My Mom used to say to me, "Organize your room.. organize your life!"  And I think she had some words of wisdom there.  My room tends to become a reflection of what's going on in my head and school life.  I don't know if it's psychological, but when it's clean, I tend to feel more motivated to work and be creative and productive. 

I remember visiting my aunt and my grandmother's homes and being just amazed at how perfectly they keep their homes.  Books lined up by size and color, pots and pans neatly stored away in closets (not haphazardly piled on top of each other), couches and pillows neatly pressed, every corner dust-free and spotless.   There was not a single stray wire cord in sight; even power cords and battery chargers were lined up against walls and hidden away from sight.

Would love to curl up with a book and a cup of coffee next to this gorgeous view
 I was browsing through some lovely spaces on pinterest and found some interior eye candy.  I love open spaces, lots of lighting, and pristine, white decor with accents of soft pinks or cool blues and grays. 

Pristine bathroom with lots of mirrors

Spacious kitchen, lots of natural light!

Love the windows

AMAZING laundry room!  I think I would actually look forward to doing laundry in this room :)

But back to reality..  reminds me of this article I came across recently, with tips that might be a little more realistic for those who want to keep a clean home. :)
"How to Fake a Clean House" with the tagline:
When you’re short on time, here's how to give your living spaces the illusion of cleanliness.


  1. I'd love to live in any of the houses in the photos. Your mom is right though. The more cluttered my place is, the more stressed I feel. I've trained the hubby and the daughter to tidy up after themselves. I do not fancy being an unpaid maid for life!

  2. Love all the clean white inspiration photos - unfortunately I am a messier person and need to learn how to organize better :)