Do you ever wonder if you’re missing insider-only home décor truths that can make decorating easier? I used to be very frustrated with decorating my home. Because I never went to design school, I thought I wouldn’t be able to make my home beautiful. I knew that how I lived impacted a lot of other things about me. But I didn’t quite know how to “fix” my surrounding so I could feel good about my house. I’m glad I made a few discoveries since then. And now I’m going to share the home décor truths that changed the game for me. These are exactly what you need to know, so you can start to turn your house into a home you love. To get started, go ahead and join my FREE Decorating Made Easy Challenge. You’ll learn the tricks to easily decorate your home, even if you don’t have an eye for design. And then keep reading.
Home Décor Truth #1: Your home environment impacts your life
I believe your surroundings can either positively or negatively impact how you see yourself. With a busy life, it’s easy to I let your home become disorganized, filled with clutter and unplanned home furnishings you don’t even like. But leaving your home that way is emotionally draining. After living in some crazy and chaotic situations and completely serene and peaceful spaces, I realized that your home can affect your mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Once you start to get rid of the things that make you feel like crap, you’ll start to feel good about your home.
Let me just tell you that you can feel good in your home and feel good about your home. This starts by getting rid of things you don’t really love and making your home more comfortable and enjoyable.
I learned that getting rid of chaos, clutter and disorganization can help you feel more at ease and relaxed in your home, and in life.
Home Décor Truth #2: You don’t need to go to design school
I don’t believe you need to go to design school to decorate well or to feel empowered and confident in making decorating decisions.
I used to think that because I never went to design school, I’d never know the tricks of the trader or how to decorate my home.
But after years of self-study, endless courses, books, and trial and error, I figured out a few key elements to help me create a home I love to be in. That’s when I realized that you can feel empowered and confident in making decorating decisions that fit you, your family, and the way you want to live. And you don’t have to go to design school to do it.
I’m here to tell you that there’s a way to decorate that fits your busy lifestyle by giving you quick wins. By understanding some basic concepts and using concrete examples, you’ll know exactly how to turn your house into a home you love.
My biggest mindset shift is when I realized there were a few key elements (or ‘tricks of the trade’) that you can use, and once you understand them, your home can look just as beautiful as anything you see online.
And speaking of online…
Home Décor Truth #3: Your home should be a reflection of you
And the images you see on Instagram and Pinterest of fake.
There I said it. Fake. Staged. Whatever term you want to use…
You should never let those images make you feel less-than.
You can use what you see online as inspiration and as a how-to guide. Nothing more.
I firmly believe your home should be a reflection of you and that you shouldn’t blindly copy the images you see on Instagram and Pinterest. You should style your home based on what fits you, your family, and the way you want to live.
Making this mental shift made the biggest difference in me feeling FREE. Once I gave up trying to compare my home to the images I saw online, I was free to decorate in a way that works for me, my family and the way we want to live. Comparison can go kick rocks!
Let me just say that once you find your design style, and use a little bit of inspiration, you’ll know how to create a home that works for you.
Home Décor Truth #4: You don’t need to stress your budget
Unless you want to, you don’t need to spend a lot of money in order to have a beautifully styled and comfortable home you love.
You can be bougie on a budget!
I used to think that it was the house that made my home feel a certain way. Not so.
Once I realized you don’t need to buy a dream home in order to have a home you’ve dreamt about, I felt relieved.
I’m here to tell you that you can add beauty to any space and any sized home once you know how. Stressing your budget isn’t worth it and it’s not needed.
Before I realized that a beautifully styled and comfortable home doesn’t need to stress your budget, I made some over-priced and bad purchases.
What I realized is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to turn your house into a home you love. You can have a beautifully styled home and a smiling wallet!