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You love your home and you love our friends. That is why, you love having your friends at home. But the era of sleepovers when you invited your buddies and you all slept on the floor in the living room or in a castle you created by yourself is gone.
Now you need to act like the grown up you are and invite them in a beautifully designed, wonderfully organized, comfy, and lovely place. But how to do this? How to create a room your guests will never want to leave?
Practicality vs Design
Yeah, you would like to make this room a masterpiece. Every piece of furniture as well as all the bits and pieces there need to be fancy and sophisticated. But if you consider just for a second how one of your guests would feel if the lamp goes from the floor to the ceiling in a strange and creative, but super unpractical way? How would he feel indeed? Well, most probably he would hate it as every reading of a book will end up in pointless tries and million efforts. So find the balance and always think for the practicality of the place you are furnishing.
Care & Attention to the Details
There is a common situation, which is indeed every guest’s nightmare, as well. You are arriving at the home of your friends and you have told them in advance that you will sleep over. However, though they are aware of this fact, they are super unprepared. And now you need to change bed sheets and tidy up the room so that you can fall asleep. This is disaster. Much better would it be if a well-organized room, clean sheets, a few towels, tooth paste and brush, etc. were waiting for you.
You have that fond memory of Paris few years ago. The city of love and the city of lights in its true magnificence. Wonderful walks along Seine, fancy meals in charmingly small restaurants, macaroons at every corner, tourists, photos, houses of famous people, but not commercially famous like today, houses of Picasso, Hemingway, Stain, Fitzgerald, houses where magic happened, museums with high ceilings and million things to see and galleries like no other in the world.
You still keep this memory together with the smells of the fabulous perfumes on Champs Elyse, the sensation if the chilly wind around the river and the feeling that you have touched the history itself and you have lived in the past at least a little. And now back to the reality you want to recreate this at home. But nothing like the random Eifel Tower touristic sculpture allures you. You need something more. You need to make a gallery like the Parisian ones at home.
Choose the best photos of yours first. If you want to create that retro style, you can make it black and white. This is always sassy and always lovely. In addition, you may choose some pieces of art. The reproductions of famous artists’ works are on completely reasonable prices and are totally worthy. Last but not least, ask your kids or nephews to draw something for you. It will be abstract. It will be real and it will be touching.
You then need frames, but never choose the same size. You are recreating a gallery and not a museum. It would be nice is the style is one and the same as well as the color. Then spread the framed photos and other pieces around and enjoy.