I was reading an interesting article the other day that was filled with statistics. The numbers were staggering but what really was on my mind was how those numbers related we decorate our homes. It all comes back to time, the time we spend under our own roof. With some much time spent in our homes, the saying that your home should rise up to meet you and that it should fuel your soul is so true.
DID YOU KNOW..
The average person will sleep for 229,961 hours sleeping (1/3 of your life)?
That’s why having a bedroom that comforts you at the end of the day is important. Invest in good quality sheets and pillows, make your bedroom is cozy and surround yourself with photos and things you love so you go to sleep and wake up feeling joyful.
The average person spends a staggering 32,098 hours eating and drinking beverages in their lifetime.
Create a dining space that is comfortable and allows you to gather with friends and family is one of the best ways to make your home a sanctuary. Mealtimes should be a time to reconnect with the ones you love and having a space you love makes the gatherings even more meaningful.
The average American spends 32 hours per month online. That totals 28,300 hours in a lifetime, and this number may increase in the future with smart devices becoming more commonly used and allowing easier access to the Internet.
As someone who works from home I fully understand the concept of creating a working space that is both functional and pretty. This also applies to those of you that work outside the home. Keep your home office organized and surround yourself with inspiration that will enhance your work and keep you energized.
The average person will watch over 9 years’ worth of TV, or around 80,486 hours.
I am always getting on my husband about watching too much TV. Since TV’s are apart of our lives, focus on making your TV viewing area as beautiful as possible. Invest in comfortable seating and make the TV part of the décor. And while you’re at it, create a beautiful outdoor living space that just might entice the family away from the TV.
Women will spend 12,896 hours in their lifetime cleaning the home, which is almost one-and-a-half year of their lives.
I’m not your typical person because I actually like to clean. There is some therapeutic about it. But I know that in order for me to enjoy it I must have my supplies organized and easily accessible. Take the time to organize and make the area where you keep your cleaning supplies pretty. Seeing a beautiful space will make you want to create a beautiful space.