The Beauty Of A Place Called Home
by Saleam Singleton
A week ago
When people think of beauty, they immediately think of the face or even the body. If those are the true vessels of beauty - I’ve often wondered what’s beyond that. At least I used to. This year has led me to find beauty in the space I value the most. My home. It’s in the sights, the scents, and the vibe. I’ve found a new appreciation for my space, and the things within it. Especially given I’ve spent more time here than ever before. I’ve been forced to find deeper meaning in my personal environment
Organizing has become a form of constant curation. Everything has a place while being more than just functional. I’m designing my space with purpose. From the moment I wake up, I want to see beautiful things. The decor brings me comfort. It plays into my productivity, as well as my mental health. Suddenly objects are more than just that. My home has become a hub for my daily life, work, and creativity. Aesthetics plays a major role in that.
Home has become not only where I live and sleep. This is where I dream, and where I make my dreams tangible. The energy my space holds is my muse - and I create that energy. So while I place sentimental value on my things, I understand that they are only tokens of my life outside. My relationship with my home has grown richer during the past months. No, it’s not always enjoyable or perfect. However, it is home. This place has forced me to look at my life differently.
This year has made the idea of the home seem like an escape or a place to hide. I see home as a place to thrive, at least while the world at this moment. It's the little things that make my space a place of refuge and peace. It’s even more than that. Having a place to call home is a thing of beauty in itself.