Your home is your personal sanctuary, so it should reflect your style and taste. Whether you’re settling into a new place or sprucing up your current one, figuring out your home decor can feel a bit overwhelming.

No worries!


With a little bit of planning and thoughtfulness, you can put together a space that’s not only gorgeous but also functional—a place you’ll absolutely love spending time in.


An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing.” 

– Dale Carnegie –

Let’s dive into some tips and tricks to help you plan your home decor like a pro.

1. Identify Your Style

Get inspired by browsing online décor stores (like Pottery Barn or Crate & Barrel), flipping through magazines, or even exploring furniture stores in your area.

Pay attention to the colors, patterns, textures, and materials that catch your eye. This will help you build a clear vision for your home decor and make sure everything fits together seamlessly. 

While you’re scanning pictures of decor, take note of the features that you like about the products.  For example, if you like the light-colored wood of a coffee table, or the ornate detail in a bookcase, etc.  

2. Consider Your Lifestyle

When planning your home decor, it’s important to consider how you actually live. Think about how you use your space and what activities you enjoy.

If you have pets or kids, opt for sturdy, easy-to-clean fabrics and furniture.  If you love to entertain, create a designated area where guests can sit and socialize.

You want your home to fit your life.

3. Set a Budget 

It’s crucial to set a budget for your home decor project. 

Figure out how much you’re willing to spend on different areas of your home, and prioritize accordingly.

Splurge on quality items that will stand the test of time, like a sturdy (yet comfy) sofa or a solid dining table.

For smaller decor items, you can save money by shopping at discount or second-hand stores.

Aim to find a balance between quality, style, and price within your budgetary limits to make the best furniture choices for your needs..

4. Create a Mood Board

A mood board is a great way to help you visualize your home decor plan. Collect images, fabric swatches, paint samples—anything that represents your vision.

Arrange them on a board or create a digital document to see how they all come together (Pinterest is perfect for this!).

A mood board will help you make informed decisions when it’s time to purchase your furniture and decor items.

5. Start with the Basics

When it comes to home decor, start with the essentials.

Think about the key furniture pieces you need, like a sofa, a dining table, and a bed. 

Choose items that are not only stylish but also good quality and functional.

Once you have the basics in place, you can start layering in decorative elements like rugs, throw pillows, and wall art. 

Pro-tip: Measure your space before heading out to the furniture store! Trust me, it’ll save you from any “uh-oh” moments.

6. Don’t Forget About Lighting

Lighting is a key element in home decor, yet it often gets overlooked.

Consider the natural light in your space and think about any artificial lighting you might need.

Choose light fixtures that complement your overall style and will give you the right amount of illumination for each area of your home.

There’s a wide variety of lighting styles out there, so you’re sure to find something that matches your style and budget.


Planning your home decor might seem daunting, but with a little bit of thought and planning, you can create a beautiful and functional space that truly reflects your style and taste.

Just remember to find your style, consider your lifestyle, create a mood board, start with the essentials, light it up right, and stick to your budget.

Armed with these tips, you’ll be well on your way to crafting your dream Forever Home.


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