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How to decorate when you can’t decorate

December 19, 2016

I can’t decorate. I don’t have a decorating bone in my body. I see stuff online and in the stores and I love it but putting it together at my house just seems like a huge task. Like can someone do this for me! For the holidays I had someone come put some stuff up on my front porch because I tried to do it and it was a disaster. I had someone come and decorate my home for me (thanks Brandi) because I wanted something nice and clean but didn’t know how to put that together. I get frustrated when I go into the stores and see all the stuff and I don’t know where to start. So how does someone decorate when they can’t decorate…..easy….we hire someone lol. If you can’t afford to hire someone here are some other tips…….

Don’t try to be perfect – No one is perfect but God and you shouldn’t try to have the perfect home decor. The key is to have something you love. I can’t tell you how many times people have come to my home and either they love my decor or they hate it. It’s not for them it’s for me. My home decor is perfect for who I am and I am not trying to please everyone. If you can’t stand to look at my blue couches don’t come to my home.

Pick up things one at a time – This is hard because I have no patience. That’s my problem I want the design right out of the store but when you put those prices together…..geesus. I need all of the things NOW. I have to pace myself and take my time to pick up items that I love to piece it all together. If you see something in one store then get it and browse around until you can complete the look.

Buy the main item first and then work around it – For me I need to buy the center piece first and then work the design around that. For my living room I have a blue couch….I needed to make sure that I fit my decor around that couch and not the other way around. I bought the couch first then we did the art work and the pieces to tie it together.

Know your color scheme – My living room is apple green and blue which I love! I knew I wanted to do something different for my living room that wasn’t the norm. Most people have the basic colors but I don’t do basic. I like to think outside the box and do something different. I march to my own beat and I thought having a blue couch with apple green decor would pop and make people stop and stare. If you know your color scheme you can always find pieces to match.

Of course we can browse Pinterest (which I did) and get the app Houzz (I stalked the shat out of that app), or you can just go rogue and do your own thing. Of course there are companies that can help like Minted.

I am an online shopper and I love to browse online for unique things that not everyone can find in the stores. You know how you go to Old Navy to buy a nice outfit and then 20 other people have that same outfit. Yeah…..I hate that so I shop at places that not everyone shops at to find unique items that fit my taste and style. Minted has that especially during the holidays and all year round. I bought some cute items from them a few weeks ago and I want to share how I am I using them to make it look like I can decorate.

I bought this artwork from Minted and it tied nicely into my Christmas decor. I did good because I bought it on my own. I kept in mind that I loved gold and wanted to use that color scheme for my holiday decor!

How to decorate when you can't decorate

I also bought two pillows. I loved that the pillows came with the inserts because going around trying to find inserts for pillows that I bought off of Etsy is a pain that I don’t need. That’s extra work. Minted makes it easy to order the pillow you like and keep it moving.

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The second pillow I bought for my sons room. His room is orange and blue and I thought his pillow represented him well.

The other pillow I used to finish up my holiday decor look. I just need something red to tie it all together and I will be good to go!

How to decorate when you can't decorate

How do you decorate your home? Do you hire someone or use your own skills to make it yours?

Make sure you all check out how my girls used minted to decorate for the holidays! This post was sponsored by Minted. All opinions are my own

Holiday Card Options that Fit Your Family Needs – Mimi

SIMPLE HOLIDAY DECOR IDEAS WITH MINTED – Lashawn

A HOLIDAY TABLE SETTING WITH MINTED – MJ

3 Tips to Help You Decorate When It’s Not Your Talent – Bernetta

How to decorate when you can't decorate

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    December 19, 2016 at 4:02 pm

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    bernetta
    December 19, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Fun pillows covers for sure! I am in the same boat! I can’t decorate but it’s a goal of mine to do better

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    LaShawn
    December 19, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I love these pillows! I think I’m going to order some of those from Minted next. Because i’m not a decorator and I’ve found that Keeping it simple works best for me!

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    December 19, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Oh wow. I love this. I’m by no means an interior designer, so this is perfect for me.

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    Colleen Lanin
    December 19, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I’m always looking at Pinterest for ideas on decorating. I will never have a career as an interior designer, but inspiration from sites like that help.

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    Pam
    December 19, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    I love the pillows and the picture. Those are good tips too. My favorite is buy things by pieces. I buy the look I love slowly so I can afford it.

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    Catherine Sargent
    December 19, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Thanks for the great tips. We don’t really have a theme. When we see something we like we purchase it. Each room is about half done.

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    Reesa Lewandowski
    December 19, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    We live in a small space, so I need to basically do this. Great tips!

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    Liz Mays
    December 20, 2016 at 1:00 am

    I like these ideas. I’m not happy with the color scheme of my living room. I may have to change things up.

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    Jeanine
    December 20, 2016 at 1:37 am

    This is really great. We just painted, so I am looking for any other ways to spruce things up around my place. I will have to see what I can do!

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    Lisa Favre
    December 20, 2016 at 1:42 am

    Sometimes I’ll envision something and think it will look really nice. Then, the outcome is super bland and not at all what I was expecting. Thanks for the tips on this article!

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    Felicia
    December 20, 2016 at 2:59 am

    These are all wonderful tips. I think once you start, you can begin to have an eye for it.

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    Dana Vento
    December 20, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Agree! Your decor is based on your personalities. I totally love these ideas!

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    DogVills
    December 20, 2016 at 3:03 am

    These are really smart tips! I love how you decor your living room,

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    Diana
    December 20, 2016 at 4:24 am

    I love Minted – I use their table cloths and linens for my home and that’s enough to set the table and call it decorating. I didn’t know they did pillowcases, pretty genius to update a bedroom!

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    Sheena Tatum
    December 20, 2016 at 4:31 am

    What a great idea to work around the main item. Never thought to do this before.

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    Beeb Ashcroft
    December 20, 2016 at 4:32 am

    I love that you point out that it’s for you. Nobody wants to be in a house all the time that’s made up for others’ tastes.

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    Toni | Boulder Locavore
    December 20, 2016 at 11:01 am

    These are really great tips! I can’t wait to try these and start a new project!

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    Ann Bacciaglia
    December 20, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I like to start by picking my theme. I start in one corner of the room and spread out. Taking a step back and looking at your work every few minutes is helpful

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    Seattle Travel Blogger
    December 20, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing the thought process here.
    There is some good information in this article.

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    crystal
    December 20, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I have big ideas and a little budget for decorating my house. I think these tips could help me too, especially buying the central thing first. You don’t have to get it all done at once.

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    Robin Rue
    December 20, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    These are great tips. I am not a huge decor person but keeping with the same color scheme definitely helps me.

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    Rosey
    December 20, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    We all have our own gifts. Decorating isn’t mine either, lol, though I have gotten better over the years. 😉

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    Emma and Family
    December 22, 2016 at 12:24 am

    I love cushion for an easy way to switch up decor! I have different covers for different seasons and it gives a nice freshen up with no effort.

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