A door frame is not just a door frame. It’s a frame.
Whether it’s intended or not, it frames out the view of the room that is beyond the opening.
A couple of years into blogging, which involved taking lots of pictures of my home, I started to take notice of this idea. How does a room look through a door frame? How does one room invite you in from the next?
What are the common design threads that tug on your senses and delight as you round a corner?
When decorating a home is approached like this, it isn’t just a building with connecting rooms. It becomes a home with a story that is told throughout. The story might be one of color or style or something else altogether.
As I’ve been working through this house, specifically the first floor that is full of “frames”, I’ve been keeping this in mind when I make choices about the colors used in each room as well as the placement of furniture and accessories.
What story am I telling in this collection of connected rooms?
And I’m not just looking at the view, but what is surrounding the doorframe and how it relates to the room beyond. That doesn’t mean everything has to match, but the decisions should support one another and play nicely together.
I know I’m a little weird and perhaps overly attentive to things like this…
But sometimes when the house is empty and quiet, I’ll pause for a few minutes to enjoy the views we’ve created and the story our house is telling.
I see a color story of blues, greens, grays, whites, and wood tones. I see a love of ironstone, textiles, and things that are old. I see form balanced with function and style balanced with hominess.
And I like what we’re saying through our house and what our house says about us.
So, how’s your view?