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It’s day 16 of the 31 Days of Mindfulness Challenge and today’s task is to pick a room and remove any decor that you don’t love.

Day 16: Pick a Room and Remove the Decor You Don’t Love

“Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love.”
— Nate Berkus

When we moved into this house, we more than doubled the square footage of living area, which meant only one thing: more space to decorate. 

This led to random thrift store trips and purchasing items just to buy something that would fill the space. I also found myself roaming the aisles of Target or Home Goods, looking out for things that were on sale and remotely attractive.  It didn’t matter if it was something I really wanted – we had the space and I wanted to fill it up.

Decorating a room is challenging – there’s loads of beautiful inspiration in the internet, styles change over time and if you’re as impatient as I am, you want to get it done right. this. second. 

Fast forward three years later and I’ve come to realize that there’s a fine art to finding the right balance between using what you already have, not settling for anything less than what you want and waiting it out until you find what you’re looking for. 

Today, I want you to pick any room in your house (or several if you’re on a roll) and do a quick walk through to remove any decor that you’re not in love with; that doesn’t make you happy to be in the room. This isn’t about cleaning – it’s about making each space in your home a place you enjoy. 

For example, I put up a gallery wall in our mini hallway several years ago. I used picture frames and other items we already had on hand, just because we had them and I didn’t want to buy anything new. They have now served their purpose and will be coming down until I find what I’m looking for. Will the wall be a little empty? Yes. But that’s okay. Empty space doesn’t HAVE to be filled right away. Let the white space simmer for a few days, weeks or months until you figure out exactly what you’re looking for. Any maybe, it will end up working exactly the way it is. 

If you’re joining in, let us know what room you tackled in the comments! 

All our best,


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