If you want to live a happier and healthier life like many Italians, look no further than implementing the philosophy of “La Bella Figura” into your life. Directly translated it means the beautiful figure. This philosophy applies to more than just personal beauty though. La Bella Figura is about presenting beauty in every aspect of your life. Here are some tips to add La Bella Figura to your home.
At the Dinner Table
Food is a mainstay of Italian culture. Sunday dinners are traditionally long family affairs. Insert the concept of La Bella Figura into your family dining by setting a nice table. This includes having a tablecloth, linen napkins, and the best stemware you own. Including an eye-catching centerpiece is also important. You don’t have to spend a fortune however, many discount centerpieces are available online.
Around the Home
Cleaning can seem like a chore. When considering the philosophy of La Bella Figura, having a clean home becomes an outward reflection of inner beauty. Keep your home organized by establishing places for everyday items to live. Occasional deep cleaning activities can go a long way to presenting a well-maintained home. Wash and press your curtains if they haven’t been cleaned in six months.
When Guests Come To Visit
No one expects a homestay to have the same glamour as a hotel. However, if you implement the principles of La Bella Figura you can surprise and please your guests. Place a sachet of lavender on their pillow. Fold towels neatly and place them in a decorative basket. Or you can try your hand at creating animal shapes to really impress your guests.
It is surprising how a little attention to presentation can affect your life. Give one of these tips a try to see how it changes the way you feel about your home and about yourself.