Explore Possibilities! Advice on Taking Risks With Your Home's Design

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We believe in taking risks. We believe in exploring possibilities. Being bold. And we definitely believe in not taking your home's design too seriously! (It's more fun that way). So you'll appreciate the great advice for creating an authentic home found in the beautiful home tours from this week.

Take creative risks

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"Take creative risks! We have come up with some unusual ideas when repurposing, upcycling, or designing furniture and interiors. Some have worked and some haven't. If you agree to be honest with yourself once you're done, you can put that analytical stage off long enough to let yourself explore the possibilities."

— From Austin & Jenny's Sunny LA Loft

Suit your lifestyle

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"Get a place that suits your lifestyle and fill it with pieces that you love."

— From Jason's Highland Park Home

Keep it comfy

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"Keep everything comfortable."

— From Coppy's Traditional Meets Modern Loft

Don't take things too seriously

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"Don't take decorating your home too seriously! If you overthink everything I think your space will reflect that. I don't presume to know what I'm doing when it comes to decorating. I've probably broken hundreds of "basic" rules, hanging things too high, too low, too far apart or close together, and so on. But I so enjoy the process of transformation and seeing the fruits of my labor. Our home reflects who we are as a young, high energy family, and I love that. Your home should be as unique to you as your fingerprint."

— From Chelsea & Matthew's Creative "How-to" Home

Find more great advice to steal for your home in all of our excellent tours.

(Image credits: Andie Powers; Marcia Prentice; Andrea Sparacio; Natalie Grasso)

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.

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