1. You put off non-life-altering decisions for long periods of time. {for example, it takes you two years to decide on a paint color, hang something on your wall or buy a sofa}

2. You ask EVERYONE for their opinion and instead of that helping you, it confuses you more.

3.You ask opinions from people whose style is far from yours and who’s home you would never want to live in.

4. Once you know everyone’s opinion you are now afraid to do anything because whatever you do will be the opposite of what someone else told you to do.

5. You are more concerned with the current trend and abiding by rules than surrounding yourself what you actually enjoy.

6.Your husband doesn’t want to talk about decorating decisions and that makes you mad. You think it’s because he doesn’t want you to change anything in your home but really, he’s exhausted from your indecision and doesn’t want to see his wife frustrated anymore.  So he tells you to keep it all the same.

7. You don’t start, don’t finish or don’t try because you are terrified of imperfection.


You don’t have to decorate out of fear. You can decorate out of freedom~knowing that a paint color isn’t the most important decision you’ll make today takes the pressure off. Don’t let the fear of making a wrong decision override the fun you can have creating a beautiful home. Decorating is an art, not a science.

It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.

this post adapted from a post published in September, 2011