The Importance of Home

The Importance of Home
June 13, 2019 Wonderwall

The Importance of Home

Home is the place you feel the a deep connection and affection. A home is not only a place where you live… “Home is where the heart is”.

Jill Angelo, a designer and author of “Sacred Space: Turning Your Home into a Sanctuary, writes that “our homes say a lot about who we are and what we think is important in life. No matter what place you call home, the very word strikes a chord deep inside each of us. Home means sanctuary, the place we can rest, relax, enjoy time with friends, learn, grow… and just be”.

“Our connections to home are basic threads in our lives that pop up automatically in casual conversation. We use the word home to identify where we’re from (hometown), cheer on players who represent us in sports (home team), describe a level of comfort (at home), relate to our national identity (homeland), and at the end of a vacation, name it as our favorite next destination (There’s no place like home)”.

The Importance of Home

“Think for a moment of your home. If you were to describe it in a word or two, what would it be?” she asks. “Peaceful and calm? Orderly? Disorganized and chaotic? Messy? Open and welcoming? How would you compare the way you describe your home to the life you lead? Our environments are often the exterior reflections of our interior worlds.”

Angelo asks that you think back to the last time you went apartment or house hunting. Note how we refer to it as a ‘house’ at first. We don’t transition to calling it home until we begin to think of it as ours…How did you know whether you liked a space when you first walked through the door? Did you smile? Sigh? Check to see where the closest exit is? What was your first tipoff that the space was a hit or a miss? Chances are your body told you pretty fast what your reaction was,” she says. “We all have a set of intuitive monitors that help us know quickly whether we want to stay in a place or not. They’re called our senses. They are an inborn part of our wiring and with just a little imagination, we can call them forth and use them in some pretty creative ways.”

Here at Wonderwall, we believe that creating a home with objects that you love, feel good about and that support your lifestyle is of the utmost importance. We take the time to curate goods that offer the possibility for you to explore your imagination so that you can have your home reflect you, your hopes, your dreams while providing comfort and a place for you to truly feel at home.

Read more about Jill Angelo.