You know, drapery, the kind that festoons windows and adds a touch of finishing elegance to a room, is lovely.
But there are other kinds of drapery that are not nearly as beautiful, yet wildly successful as decor statements. Here are a few examples:
- Outfits draped over exercise equipment in the bedroom. It says, "Yes, I use this equipment every day. For clothing storage."
- Laundry draped over the couch shouts, "I'm casual enough for everyday to be a weekend day."
- Kitchen towels draped over cabinet doors state, "My work is done in here."
- Afghans draped over the backs of comfy chairs beckon, "You need a nap."
- Bedding, the best friend of slumber, practically purrs, "Why make up the bed when you'll be back in it in 15 short hours?"
- Children, particularly teenagers, slouched over their gameboys, state the obvious: "We have nothing better to do than waste hours getting to the next level."
- Cats, ever so slinky and enigmatic, yawn as they whisper, "I need to leave a pile of my fur on the back of this couch so you can remember me fondly everywhere you go."
- Jackets, so warm and comforting, seem perfectly at home being worn by kitchen chairs and hallway benches. They say, "I'm ready to go at a moment's notice, so no need to hang me in the closet."
Does your home make these kinds of drapery decor statements? Do you have "something" draped over any furniture and/or protruding objects? If so, this task is for you.
Today's Small Thing is to gather up and straighten any draped articles that are not attached to a curtain rod and put them away.
Make a new style statement that says, "I'm tidy and I'm proud of it." See if you don't stand a little taller and feel like an accomplished June Cleaver when you see how lovely your home looks sans clutter drapery.
PS You don't have to put the kids or the cat into a closet. Just thought I'd clarify that. Unless, of course, you feel like it.
What's YOUR drapery style statement?