For the past few days since I've packed up the Christmas decorations I've had most of my surfaces completely cleaned off.
This concept is so foreign and unnatural to me, but it's actually felt like we have room to breathe. No scooting lamps over each time we need a coaster, propping feet on the two available inches of coffee table, or shuffling things on and off of the kitchen table at every meal time.
I think I've enjoyed it the most in the kitchen. I only have a few things on the counters rather than all of the accessories that are usually there too. I've actually had lots of room to work...what a concept!
Over the next few days I'll be putting things back, but I think I'll be very selective and intentional with what I put on our most used surfaces.
I think completely clearing a space provides a great blank slate for a fresh start in your decorating too, allowing you to consider options you may not have realized before.
How do you feel about totally empty surfaces? Have you ever tried living with a cleared out space?
P.S. I'm still having fun moving this around from place to place!
Have a happy weekend, friends! We'll be celebrating a birthday...our oldest is officially stepping into the teenage years!