Soon after we moved in a few years ago I knew I wanted to set up a sitting area in our bedroom. That’s what they’re called you know, “sitting areas,” for sitting. Not standing, or dancing, or exercising. For sitting. A peaceful retreat for reading a book. A comfy spot to talk to my sister on the phone. A quiet place to perch.
I found this chair at a Pottery Barn Outlet, marked down an additional 40%. The mahogany side table was a steal at $45 found at a yard sale.
chair + side table + lamp = sitting area
I think it’s important to have an area in your home (especially if you have young kids) that’s an escape from the hectic, the noise, the screens (and the screams)–the many distractions that surround us everyday. Truth be told, I don’t take advantage of our sitting area like I should. A good deal of the time it holds the pillows from our bed, or a pile of whatever waiting to be gone through. But every now and then when things get piled up, not just on the chair but on my mind, the time comes to clear away the clutter and find the sitting place, neaten things up and re-create the escape. It beckons for a visit when it’s clean and neat.
I’d encourage you to find a space for a quiet spot to sit. You don’t have to spend a bunch on a chair. I still use a chair I found at a junk place for $40 years ago in another part of our home. Keep your eyes open for deals. I’ve even been known to use a thin bedspread, creatively pinned and tucked, to cover a chair that doesn’t necessarily match the decor of a room. A side table could easily be a trunk, a stack of old wooden boxes, or even a stool. I think you’ll find a mini respite well worth the investment. Let me know if you have any other creative ideas for creating a sitting area in your home. I’m always looking for new ways to do things.
Be sure to take some time to just sit, be still, quiet, and get away from it all this week. I think you’ll be glad you did. And your mind will thank you.
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