27+ Tips for How to Decorate Like a Designer

Take your time when furnishing your home; it will be worth the wait and the price. We love to decorate! The promise of a new floor plan, choosing paint samples, the thrill of finding that perfect vintage piece—we get giddy just thinking about it. Your initial feeling is usually right! When it’s time to make decisions, it can be overwhelming because there are so many great ideas to choose from. But you will find it’s often your first inspiration that is the best choice.

But apart from the initial excitement, designing your space can be a long and daunting process. Between budget restrictions and endless decisions made over long periods of time, it can be easy to lose steam and feel a little lost. Pinterest inspiration can only do so much when you find yourself sitting on that college futon for six months while saving up for the perfect couch.

The right furniture is more important than having a lot of furniture. It is not ideal to have something in a room just to fill the space, so only bring furniture into your home that you love! Curate your accessories during your travels, scour flea markets, collect books about your interests, layer in different textures, and only purchase items you truly love.