After I shared my new chalkboards and room reveal on Monday and showing my chalkboards to my roommates, I realized that I care what other people think a lot less than I once thought when it comes to how my own spaces look. However, when I think of my future home I usually first think about how it will make me feel but then think about what other people will think about it. I’m not sure I would ever not decorate a certain way because someone not living in the home wouldn’t like it, but I think I would take a second to let it cross my mind.
All of this had me wondering, however, if you care what other people think when it comes to decorating. Of course, if you are married or living with someone else, of course you are going to care at least slightly what the other person or people think because they share the space with you. But, do you care what your friends think when they stop by?
From my experience, people many times care more about whether their house is clean than if it is designed well, but when your house is looking it’s best, do you wonder what other people are thinking or are you content with your house looking the way you like it, regardless of what anyone else thinks?
I know what the “right” answer should be – we should all design our spaces for ourselves and those living with us, but I like to mix things up a bit and ask some “edgy” questions (if any question about interior decorating can be edgy) that don’t get asked often.