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Decorated Corner Spaces

Decorated Corner Spaces

I want to share an idea today for those boring kitchen countertop corner spaces that usually end up filled with toaster ovens, food containers, and other unsightly items stuffed into them. This makes our kitchens look messy, cluttered, and creates a feeling of chaos.

Why not jazz up your corner space with a mirror positioned on the angle, a lamp, a picture of your family in a special frame, and a small container of greenery—live or artificial.

If you aren’t into the bling thing like the picture above, then add some vintage details. Why not purchase a wood framed mirror? Paint the frame your favorite color, and…BAM!

You can use candles instead of the lamp and a pedestal bowl with lemons (real or artificial), instead of the greenery. Either option will add life to the space.

Remember, this challenge is to help you think of the corner of the counter as a focal point, with the goal of drawing your eye to a lovely, visually pleasing point.

No longer does the corner of your kitchen have to be a marginal, useless, area of your kitchen.  Now, it’s a special spot that reflects light, life, and family. Make your house warm and cozy, and it will be a place that your children will remember forever.

Family Interaction:

Let your children help you shop for and pick your corner decorations. And then talk with your family about the corners of their lives that have become “clutter zones.” Ask each family member to think about attitudes they’ve shoved into the corners of their hearts.

Challenge each family member to share honestly, then pray for each other—asking God to decorate the corner spaces of each family member’s heart and mind with His powerful love, mercy, and grace.

Remember, with God as the focal point of every room in your spiritual house, your life will be blessed with light, life, and a spiritually healthy, happy family.

By: LaTan Roland Murphy is a writer, speaker, and teacher who also has a decorating business – Interior Elegance by LaTan. LaTan loves encouraging families to be thankful for what they have and helping them use what they have to create beautiful things. (The decorations and pictures are originals of LaTan Murphy.) Visit LaTan at http://latanmurphy.com.

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