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If you are anything like me, you have spent a lot of time creating clean, clutter-free surfaces in your home. After all, if we learned anything from Ms. Kondo, it is that there is a place for everything and everything has a place (preferably out of sight). While I love a clutter-free surface, in the bedroom I find myself drawn to spaces that display a highly-curated collection of personal mementos. There is something heartwarming about opening your eyes each morning to a space full of special memories.
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One thing I love about this look is the layered effect. Perhaps hanging one larger piece of art, or family photo, and then layering the surface with leaning photos and art, books, plants or flowers, and decorative boxes or bowls.
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As shown above and below, the idea works equally well with a piano.
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As I am thinking about my own bedroom, here are some pieces I would use to achieve the same look.
Of course, these are just a few items to get started. The map of San Francisco (my home for 20 years) and the painting of Laguna (my childhood home) are meaningful and always will be. The other items are either useful (who doesn’t need a bowl for keys/change) or beautiful, but I don’t want the space to feel “full.” The idea is to curate the items over time.