Our homes should be a place of refuge and protection from the world, a sanctuary. Home should be a place where we can relax, renew and recharge. “There is no place like home” is an expression for a reason. As women, we have an incredible opportunity to make our homes a refuge from the world for both our family and for our guests.
The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down. – Proverbs 14:1 ESV
A wise woman is careful to build her home. Making our homes a place of beauty that reflects our personal taste is one of the greatest joys as a homemaker.
What are some practical ways that a wise woman can build her home?
This is my favorite time of the year. I cherish the art of hospitality, and making my home a sanctuary. Over the course of the next few months, I would like to invite you into my home via the blog, and share the beauty of the season with you.
I love to create beautiful flower arrangements, and seasonal decor to spruce things up and to keep it fresh. Pictured below is a floral arrangement in my dining room.
Pictured above is a lovely little vignette for fall on my butler’s pantry.
Creating a beautiful home that refreshens requires engaging all our senses.
We love playing musical instruments, and listening to music. In fact, we have a dedicated music room in our home, and have been known to pull out all our instruments when having friends over for dinner.
The type of music that you listen to within your home has a profound effect on the atmosphere of your home.
The kitchen is my happy place, and I love to create beautiful memories through food with family and friends. Making fresh home-cooked healthy meals is a joy for me, but even store-bought food can be presented beautifully with a little imagination and creativity. Pictured below is crusty sourdough bread with brie and an assortment of antipasto.
I love diffusing essential oils, lighting candles, or baking fresh goodies to create a beautiful aroma that is pleasing to our sense of smell. Even a basket filled with with potpourri can invigorate our senses.
I would love to know what you are doing to make your home a beautiful refuge from the world!