Sometimes it is easy to get obsessed with interior decorating. You are molding your environment, and shaping your world into a vision which whispers of the beauty of your soul. It is a personal expression which is articulated in the very air of your home.
However it is important to remember, that your home was made for more than beauty, it was made for life. While life occasionally has its moments of excruciating beauty, in general, it is also quite messy and chaotic.
Life is about action, about movement and change. It certainly doesn’t stand still.
It can also be violent, even if not on purpose. The momentum and swoosh of a mad dash through the home in search of keys is enough to topple towers of glass and send papers flying.
Your home shouldn’t be a hindrance to this, but should facilitate the race, urging you ever onward to faster and more intense battles. Then, at the end of the day, it should invite you back into its protecting and comforting walls, where it will provide you with a tranquil haven to simply rest.
Too much rigidity and too great an emphasis on decorative beauty, and you will end up with a home that merely looks on as you rush about your day to day life. When you seek help, when you are desperate to find those lost keys, the most it will be able to do is break, crumbling under the intensity of the search.
This is not to say that we should toss the basic principles of beauty in the home. Instead, we must look to let function lead form. The home should be a tool whose very nature is attractive, and the basis for more complex patterns and designs.