Creativity comes in many forms.
I like to think I’m creative, but I admire those people who move a room around just for fun and come up with great new ways to make a conversation area.
I’m not one of those people.
Our living room has only two layouts:
- Couch horizontal to the TV/fireplace.
- Couch perpendicular to the TV/fireplace.
After a year in configuration No. 1, I moved the living room around today to configuration No. 2.
Stellar innovation, I know. But it reminds me of a few of my rules to live by. These are a few of the bits of wisdom that I would file in the “This is most certainly true” file (see Wednesday’s post for that musing):
- Breakfast is not complete without fruit.
- Never wear navy with black.
- The best sex arises from love, not power (“Fifty Shades of Grey” did the world a great disservice on this point).
- Nothing good happens after midnight (unless you’re observing No. 3).
And No. 5: At least one piece of furniture in a room should float. If one shoves everything against the wall, your room tends to look like your first apartment: Decorated by an amateur.
With that in mind, the sofa in configuration No. 2 is not shoved up against the windows; a sofa table behind it cushions it from the windows.
That’s my creative contribution to the world today.