The Domino Effect
A domino effect is most often cited as a negative thing - you know - something bad happens that triggers a set of equally unpleasant circumstances.
I've never thought about the domino effect as a positive thing. Until now.
Melissa Michaels, who writes the blog The Inspired Room, has also authored a couple of books. Her latest is Make Room for What You Love, available May 1. She sent me an advance copy of the book and I'm slowly making my way through it, taking time to think about the questions she asks.
I've followed Melissa's blog for quite a few years. Her decorating style is both beautiful and accessible. It's real. And very applicable to someone like me who lives in an average home, but who still wants my home to reflect my personality and taste.
There's plenty of fodder for thought, including this: "but what if we were able to harness the domino concept in a way that actually works for us rather than against us?"
She goes on to add, "even one positive move can be the domino to easily inspire habits and successes, knocking others over one by one in the right direction."
My home is fairly neat, but there are hidden pockets of disorder that could do with some attention. Among other things, I value order, yet those closets don't reflect that value. As I continue to read the book, I'll be thinking about what positive steps (or step) I can take to create a domino effect for tidiness throughout my home.
What do you value in your home? How do you maintain that value?