Well, you don’t literally need a purple chair. You need what a purple chair represents. Your unique space. The place in your home where you settle into your core self. A representation of your self-care. The place where people tread quietly around you, or if you live alone, you find that peace in yourself.
We all need to establish that place in our home that is home base. This is where we breathe out, settle our minds, and ignore the dishes and the bills for a moment.
Put your feet up, or curl them under you. Do you like to meditate? Read? Watch television? You don’t need to do these things in a chair that matches the rest of the furniture. You deserve to have this one small space in your house be exactly what you need.
Designing your surroundings isn’t about following rules and making everything match. It’s about filling your home with things you love, that are comfortable and express what is uniquely you. I firmly believe at the heart of it all, one of the most important items in your home is your personal chair.
Look at this. It’s a recliner. Grandma would have killed to have a recliner like this.
You know what? Your chair doesn’t even have to look like a traditional chair.
This next one also folds flat into a bed and it comes in other colors like light blue. I think I’m in love.
I’m using purple here as an example. It represents an epiphany for me. I recently moved into a new home on my own after I found myself divorced with a newly empty nest. I had rooms to fill and new memories to make. I selected a pretty gray chair and sent a link to my best friend for her opinion. “NO,” she said, “just no. You need the purple one. You need two of them.” She was right – that’s why she’s my best friend. She knows me better than I know myself. So let me be the voice of a best friend in your ear – get the purple chair.
Here are mine, along with my cat Dumbledore: