We spend so much time in our homes that I feel that it’s very important to document our spaces…even when they’re messy.
But these photos don’t look messy! I know. I was pretty strategic about how I photographed these areas in my home. In fact, if you were here the day that I was taking photos, you’d be shocked that I would have thought that day was a good day to take pictures. And soon there will be a post in this series that is a lot more about the messes and embracing the fact that we live in our homes, because that is important too. But today is not about that.
Toady is about how important it is to document the treasures in your home (or your bedroom) and make them look their best. These little peeks into your home that make your remember what being in your home feels like. What makes your home you? Is there a treasure in your home that was passed down to you and every time you see it you remember where it used to live in your loved ones home?
I have several items that were passed down to me and when I look back at old photos of myself as a child I’m often looking into the background to see if I can see those items. I want to see how my parent styled (either on purpose or accident) their bookshelves, their mantle, their kitchen countertops. What were the items that were important to them? Maybe you’re one that doesn’t have a lot of “stuff” around…guess what? That’s important, too. Your children and their children will love looking at the photos of your space as it is today and the things that you loved.
Today, grab your camera and walk around your home with a look around. Where do you keep your keys? Is there a particular way or place where you measure your kids? What about kids artwork? Do you have that displayed anywhere in your home? Is there anything that you collect or something that you’ve had as long as you can remember and it holds a special place in your heart? Photograph those things. Instagram a favorite item in your home. Take a photo of your super 70s front door that you just love. Find a little pocket in your home that makes you happy and celebrate it.
This post is part of a 31 day series. Read the first post here about documenting everyday life.
Oct 6, 2014