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Why are decorations so important anyway?

If you're reading this blog, chances are, you're not convinced of the design benefits. If you  already are then you're going to get it. But if you're like me and you, well, breathe it, then you've probably been forced to explain to the naysayer at least once, "Why does it matter so much anyway?" 

So when I came across a few passages from the Domino Magazine (RIP) founder Deborah Needleman's book The Perfectly Imperfect Home, which seemed to encapsulate perfectly why decoration was important and essential, I knew I had to share. 

And it goes something like this: 

"The point of decoration, as far as I can tell, is to create a background for the best life that you can have.

It can make dinner parties more fun, children happier, relaxing easier, talking more intimately, guests at ease. And to think, decoration is often considered frivolous. Making a charming and happy home is a noble undertaking.

The simple secret is to ensure that every decorative decision contributes to the creation of beauty and comfort. Beauty to raise our senses (to transcend the worldly) and comfort to make us feel taken care of (to embrace us in the worldly)."

Well said, Madame Needleman.

We're doing this home beauty thing—this fabric fixing, wallpaper waxing, pillow weighting, candle lighting, furniture obsessive business because it makes life better.

There you have it. Would you agree that decorating your space is a must? Let us know in the comments below.

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