We have five (six really) senses, all equally important. At home, when we touch, we connecting with our surroundings. Seeing is often a detached viewpoint - an observation, whereas touching creates hopefully good sensations. It calms our minds and makes us happier and healthier. There are reasons laminate floors don't make you feel the same as wooden do. So, when choosing things for your home, think about not just how they look, but how they feel - the weight of a solid wooden door, the smoothness of a marble benchtop, the softness of a woven merino throw or the lovely 'handmadeness' of an old wooden stool. It isn't about throwing about lashings of cash, it's about choosing once and well.
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