Places in Your House Where It’s OK to Be a Little Messy
Embrace your imperfection
We’re calling it: An impeccable, all-white living room with one single orchid and four chevron throw pillows karate-chopped into perfection is…weird.
Homes are meant to be lived in. So go ahead and embrace a look that’s a little more chaotic, a bit more realistic and a hell of a lot more sustainable. Here, seven places where it's OK to be messy.
A junk drawer
We’re suspicious of anybody who doesn’t have one. (Where else do you keep old pipe cleaners and little bits of string?)
A home office
The more bulletin boards, stacks of colorful notebooks and tiny tins filled with novelty pencils, the better.
A bedside table
We like knowing that you’re reading seven books--and that one of them is Chicken Soup for the Grandma.
Is there anything cozier than damp woolen gloves on a hissing metal radiator? #winteriscoming.
A kitchen chair
Where all unread newspapers shall remain for one week’s time. (After that, you gotta toss 'em. Sorry.)
Where a kid can be a kid.
Where a ghost can be a ghost.