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Do you bother to decorate your master bedroom for the seasons? Read on to find out why I think you should, and see our Colorful Christmas Master Bedroom.
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Here I sit, the night before a deadline and pushing it way too close for comfort . . . when complete and total writers block hits. Nothin’. Nada. Brain has gone to bed!
Not much is more frustrating to me, because I really enjoy writing.
So I decided to take a break and see if Mr. TIDBITS could help his girl out.
I said to him that I had all these images of our Master Bedroom decorated for the Holiday’s, and nothing to say about it. In his great wisdom, he says to me, “Well, why do you even bother to decorate our bedroom. No one even see’s it, right?”
Of course, his smart little self knew, that’s the exact question I needed to answer. The exact thing I should be sharing with you.
You know how when you visit a home, be it family or friends, the Master Bedroom feels like the taboo space. You just don’t openly go in there, right? It’s like the mystery room.
Will there be loads of laundry hidden in there? Did they make their bed? What does it even look like?
The fact is, the Master Bedroom is a private space. An intimate space. I venture to even say, a sacred space. A space to wind down, a space to connect or disconnect, a place of rest.
So, Mr. TIDBITS asks of all of us . . . “Why do we even bother to decorate it? No one sees it, right?”
After much thought, I believe the fact that no one sees it but you and your closest loved ones is exactly why you should bother to decorate it and make it a place where you can be entirely you.
You can embrace this space with the knowledge that you have no one to please but yourself, and perhaps a significant other. That knowledge should welcome creativity, self exploration, and freedom.
When I stepped back and looked at what I had added to this space this Holiday season, it all made sense.
Why did this twinkle light painting of a big white barn jump out of the screen at me while shopping on Kirklands.com?
The answer was obvious. Mr. TIDBITS and I have a long standing dream to build such a barn as a much needed community asset. We just need the property 😉 .
It’s our dreams that we hold together that give us so much purpose in life, and see us through the difficult times.
Then I thought on the pink touches that I had chosen for the room. Now in complete transparency, Mr. TIDBITS always allows me freedom to decorate as I see fit (he’s a good man), and he says he wasn’t surprised or bothered at all by my choice of pink touches for Christmas.
Initially, I was adding pink and blues because they were part of the color scheme for our Colorful Christmas I am creating this year. But I added color to our bedroom in a subtle and smaller amount because this is my place to wind down. I knew deep down, too much color would not sit well with my neutral and white loving soul.
But soft pinks and blues are so soothing to me, so they naturally showed up in this space, in a very simplistic manner.
(Pink chunky knit throw blanket also a Kirkland’s find).
For just a moment, I’m going to assume you are all like my sister Marci (the one who blogs about food on TIDBITS). I may be able to convince her of the importance of making her bedroom a place she loves, but I imagine she would scoff at my recommendation to decorate her bedroom for Christmas.
Why waste the energy and time, right sis?
Right, friend? Maybe you think that only bloggers with deadlines would do such a thing.
But I’m going to share 3 reasons why I think you should try to add some subtle Christmas touches to your Master Bedroom, even though no one but you will see it.
REASON 1: Freedom to try something you wouldn’t dare do elsewhere in the home.
Like add dried roses to a glass Christmas tree . . . even if your kids thought you were silly, because there is supposed to be candy in there.
That freedom is fun, and challenging and rewarding.
REASON 2: Keep the Spirit of Christmas alive and well inside of you.
Perhaps sometimes it feels like there is an obligation to decorate the living room and main areas for the Holidays. Some years, it feels more like a burden than a joy. So try the Master Bedroom first. Add some Holiday cheer just for you. I think you’ll find a renewed drive to finish the rest of the house, you may find freedom from expectation, and it will warm your heart each December morning you wake and each cold winter night you go to bed.
REASON 3: To give you a reason to make your bed.
What’s the point in sprucing up the room for the Holidays, if you are going to leave a messy, unmade bed for the day, right?
And just like if you give a mouse a cookie – if you make your bed in the morning, chances are . . .
You are going to rock that Christmas to-do list and bust out a productive day like nobodies business.
So fluff them pillows, clean up the clutter, turn on them twinkly lights, day dream of big white barns to come, and savor every single moment of the Holiday season in your very own sanctuary – that you decorated just. for. you.
Because you deserve it.
So tell me, how do you feel about decorating your Master Bedroom for the Holidays? Do you agree with me, or agree to disagree?
If you do seasonal decorating in there, why do you do it?
I’d love to know!
If you want to know some of the sources for items in this bedroom, please take a moment and shop around! Though, I will say, many of the items were handmade by me or my hubs, thrifted or found at antique stores. That’s how we prefer to roll 😉
Take a minute and view the other homes on the Kirkland’s Holiday Home Tour.
Mon., Nov. 13:
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