Who doesn't Love HOUZZ!
Houzz - I hate to break it to you, but designers don’t follow a secret rule book. There are no hard and fast laws governing what we do. We are creative types by nature and love to imagine, dream and explore, following our intuition. That said, there are some rough principles that guide us to ensure a great result every time. They are just tried and true things that work. And these aren’t tricks or skills that take years to master. Anyone can do them from day one. Consider this a foundation for developing your own quirky, creative, rule-breaking intuition.
What I love about the article is that is gives you permission to break all the decorating rules. It is a little different when staging your home to sell though. When staging you want to keep it neutral in order to show the home's characteristics and features. But when you decorate your home, it's another story. I love to mix and match and try new things. I do love decorating and even just moving accessories to different rooms to create a new look. In this photo, the owner uses lots of color in their accessories but has a neutral colored sofa. This way you can change the small things when you want and keep the large expensive pieces. Do you have a focal point in your room, do you love the colors in your home?
I love using flowers and different pillows to layer on my sofa. I also love to use books for height on a coffee or end table. What will you try? What's your favorite HOUZZ idea?