To Pair or Not to Pair?

When is the last time you redecorated?  Or, for that matter, decorated?  Our aesthetic surroundings have an impact as I was reminded after spending time in taupe and grey office surroundings.  While it’s not something I pay much attention to, home is a different matter.

There’s already lots of vibrant color (no taupe or grey in sight) and I’m contemplating a mural.  In the meantime I’ve enhanced décor.  I was picking up a drone handmade dish and decided to add a complimentary though non-identical dish.  Then, I selected a floral piece and thought, why not get two?

I’ve never been one for matchy-matchy looks and noticed I was applying a feng shui principle.  According to feng shui, decorating in pairs attracts love.  While we could all use more love in our lives–no matter how much we already enjoy–that wasn’t my motivation.

Harmony hovered in my subconscious.  Will these new pairs increase a sense of balance and harmony?  They just might.

It follows logically that objects could increase awareness or reminders, which in turn may reinforce a sense of harmony.  While this wouldn’t be due to the objects themselves,  I do recommend beautiful reminders.

You may not have given much thought to decorating, but taking the time to surround yourself with what is most beautiful to you is worthwhile.  Make it yours and that may very well be taupe or grey!  Variety is the spice of life after all.

To pair or not to pair?  To feng shui or not?  To display that baseball card collection?  What do you recommend?



16 thoughts on “To Pair or Not to Pair?

  1. My wife is an interior designer. She is unafraid to paint experiment with ideas in our home. Our house is her palette and I stay out of her way unless she starts wanting to knock out walls. How often does she decorate? 37 years, and never stopped. 😊😊😊

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    1. Never a dull moment, I’m guessing! I understand wanting to knock down walls. Sometimes they get in the way. 🙂 I’d like to paint the ceiling but I’m being met with resistance. Go figure–haha. Experimenting can go on indefinitely!


  2. I don’t tend to get into much decorating… done so one or twice… or maybe three times. Usually when moving home. Didn’t do anything at all when we last moved in March there… other than stick up a poster in a utility cupboard. Does that count?

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    1. Overall, I haven’t spent a lot of time decorating either. What’s most important, I believe, is an awareness of our surroundings and what we create for ourselves. Sometimes unencumbered and functional is best. Yes, a poster counts. 🙂

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  3. I like to create balance but was taught by my Mom that 3’s was more decorative. . .
    In my personal life, I have never had true love, one that would last. . . This year I got on to a more detailed matchmaker and have met a very nice man. Crossing fingers (for once I am thinking about “me.”) ❤❤
    Wishing you a wonderful and love filled year, Danica! 💞

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    1. Congratulations, Robin! I’m so happy for you! You deserve all the happiness in the world and he’s already a lucky man.

      Your Mom had excellent taste. Many interior decorators use the “rule of three” to decorate in order to provide more depth, and it’s apparently more memorable too.

      Thanks so much and you too, Robin. 🙂


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