We've lived in this house now for a little over a year and I couldn't really see the deer, squirrels, cardinals, blue jays, catbirds, cats, raccoons, and so much more, because I was too distracted with what I didn't like around me -- the institutional blah-blue carpet and the grandma-patterned swirl on the vertical blinds.
Now the room feels more like what it should be. Bright, light, and airy. It's like being outside but without pollen and bugs.
This may not have been the ideal way to spend a holiday weekend, but I'm excited to spend many more in this room!