Do you find when you return from holiday, you have, for a short time at least, a different perspective on your life and your home?
I'm always taken aback by how spartan my house feels (but I have just come back from one of the chinziest parts of England and B&B's with piles of pillows, duvet plus quilt, thick fluffy towels, lined curtains, patterned textiles, carpeted bathroom etc.) We visited Standen, an Arts and Crafts house, where everything is decorated - wonderfully. Lovely for a holiday, but I would feel suffocated if I lived in it....but after an hour or two at home it just feels like home again, and suits me perfectly. I don't stint on comfort, but simple and spare and plain are comfortable to me...if you see what I mean.
I am aware of it in the landscape too. I can remember feeling I could hardly breathe in a pretty part of Devon one August - the heat, the still air, the dense leafiness, the narrow lanes and high hedges, the thatched roofs - gorgeous, but the relief of bare hills, cool smooth stone, moving air and huge, open, empty spaces when I got home was wonderful too.
PS It's not raining today!!!