Get Out of Your Comfort Zone (And More Advice on Design Risks)

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Still looking for ways you can break through your comfort zone, take more design risks and ultimately end up with a bold home bursting with personality and pride? You might find some inspiration from the sage advice dispensed in popular house tours this week.

Get out of your comfort zone

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"Don’t be afraid to take a little risk when it comes to design. Get out of your comfort zone. Every time I have done so, I am pleased with the result! Also, find a friend to decorate with. It’s helpful to have a second opinion and it makes the process a lot more fun!"

— From Will & Rebekah's Traditional with a Twist in Paris

Let your home evolve

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"Let your home evolve. Be intentional with each purchase, and know that it doesn’t all have to come together in one day (or week, or year!) There is no right or wrong when it comes to details. If it speaks to you or has sentimental meaning, there’s a way for it to fit in. Also — do not underestimate the importance of flowers and plants!"

— From Micah's Stellar Studio

Believe

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"Follow your heart and do what you believe in, and others will believe in you too."

— From Corita Rose's Vibrant & Colorful Studio

Practical color advice

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"Test paint colors before you commit! And if you end up not liking it, FIX IT. You will look at those walls every day for years. Get it right. Color can bring such joy."

— From Allison's Silver Lake Charmer With a View

Act fast!

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"When looking for an apartment in London, search hard and act quick. It has the power to change your life!"

— From Jose & Oliver's Lofty Living in London

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

(Image credits: Rebecca Bond; Nancy Mitchell; Alexis Buryk; Bethany Nauert; Jose Campos and Oliver Herbert)

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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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