Invest & Indulge: More Advice On Creating a Home True to You

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Where do you invest your money and time when designing a home? What items should you allow yourself to indulge in? They're questions only you can answer, but the advice given in these beautiful recent house tours might help steer you in the right direction.

Be true to you

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"Be true to your own style in your home and have fun. Invest in some timeless classics that you will never tire of. I would also say that the right textiles really bring warmth into a space. But I would say that!"

— From Tamasyn's Eclectic Mid-Century Flat

Buy what you love no matter whether you rent or own

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"Besides sitting on a couch first… if you are renting, just because you are renting doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy things that you love. If you love it, you will find a way to make it work in the next place."

— From Erin & Jeff's Texas Cool

Picking stuff you love will make you look good in your house

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"Pick colors you like and surround yourself with things that make you happy. Don’t be afraid of spray paint or furniture that looks “loved.” Dig around in that junk shop/old barn/estate sale. Suburban estate or garage sales are untapped gold mines! Pick colors that look good on YOU so that you will look good in your house."

— From Kelly's Luminous Tree House

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

(Image credits: Claire Bock; Nancy Mitchell; Carolyn Purnell)

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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.