Do you totally dig hotel rooms like I do? When you walk through the door, how do you feel? I've been traveling a lot since last fall, and I'm getting ready to hit the road again at the end of February.
With all the traveling I'm doing, you can imagine I've seen every kind of hotel from the doggiest of the dogs (cough cough Holiday Inn Lynchburg cough cough) to the very nice ones. One of my favorite places to stay is the Hyatt Place. Every time I check into a hotel room, (except for the occasional super-fleabag) I feel so good about being there! Partly because...
I love traveling, and partly because it means I'm off a plane and have a place to lay my head and relax (and fire up the wireless, who am I kidding?). But mostly because a hotel room is such a clear, clutter-free, serene place to be.
You notice in hotel rooms that there isn't much in the way of decor items, besides whatever patterns might be on the window treatments and accessories, or maybe a piece of art or two on the walls. For me, this is Heaven. No distractions, no stacks of paper fighting for my eyes' attention, no tchotchkes cluttering up the space. Just clear, open space and a freshly made bed. Aaaaaaaahhhhhhh.
Do you feel the same? Or does the clutter-free environment of a hotel room put you a bit on edge? And if so, isn't that interesting? I often think about how each person perceives their spaces differently and I'm willing to bet there are some folks who don't care for hotels because the rooms feel "sterile" or devoid of energy without personal clutter lying about. Now I'm wondering if those who DO love the clarity of a hotel room might benefit from hanging a picture of one in their home, to remind them of what it feels like to have a clear and open space -- devoid of clutter but filled with possibility!