Personalizing our home

One section of our family room.  Notice the paintings on the walls and the photographs on the bookcase and CD cabinets:

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David and I love our home, because it contains all of our own stuff.  There was no interior decorator, no stranger telling us how to decorate our house.  We chose everything ourselves.  This is one of the joys of owning one’s home:  Having the freedom to hang all kinds of artwork on our walls and change the drapes, flooring, and wallpaper.  There is no landlord to veto our decisions or choices.

Our tenant seems to like his private room and bathroom.  Recently, he asked if he could return to us the dining table, two dining chairs, and toaster oven, because he wanted to install a sofa opposite the TV.  The sofa contained a sleeper, which would be used by his son when he visited from the mainland.  We approved the plan and viewed our tenant’s room for the first time since he moved in last June.  He had decorated it with large framed pictures of his relatives and home on the mainland, as well as a row of baseball caps, featuring various teams.  He sure made the room his own by personalizing it.  More power to him!

We should all personalize our home.  Make it a joy to see and live in!

11 Responses to “Personalizing our home”

  1. Cathy Says:

    Nice and comfy – that’s how I like a home to be. Sounds like your tenant likes his that way as well

  2. Olga Says:

    Good for you to keep a good tenant happy.

    I agree. A home should reflect the personalities of those who live there, provide them comfort and a spirit of love and peace. What a wonderful world it might be if everyone could have that. Someday.

  3. Jan Says:

    It sounds like you got a perfect tenant. And yes, all of us should have the chance to personalize our home. Just yesterday my husband and I were talking about how much we like our living space. 🙂

  4. DeniseinVA Says:

    It looks lovely with all the paintings on the wall and such a nice space, warm and friendly. I am glad your tenant is working out also.

  5. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    I was a renter for years and always hung my own things. The walls were painted beige, not my favorite color, but it went with everything. Your tenant sounds like a thoughtful fellow.

  6. Christine Says:

    your tenant sounds happy with you!

  7. Joanne Noragon Says:

    A happy tenant is a very good tenant.

  8. Tom Sightings Says:

    And if he’s a good tenant, maybe he’s a long-term tenant, which is best of all. P.S. Love your artwork!

  9. Linda Reeder Says:

    I agree. It is wonderful to fill ones home with things that are meaningful.

  10. mageb Says:

    We do ours too. 🙂

  11. marmeladegypsy Says:

    I couldn’t agree more about making your home your own! What’s the point not to? And good for you, having a great tenant! That’s a real blessing!

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