Want to Get More Design Done? Follow This Simple Philosophy

updated Oct 4, 2023
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Do you dream of adding daring design details big and small to your home; the kind of ideas that will transform your space into a place you truly love? But does it seem like you never get any design actually done?

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Well, then consider this idea. It’s a simple, smart philosophy for design and life, and comes from the advice shared in a recent house tour. Robin writes:

“Sometimes you just have to start a project! I have so many friends that wish they could change their home but don’t know where to start…so they do nothing. I am a big proponent of just jumping in. Paint a wall, buy a chair, switch out your pillows. Once you get started the ideas really start flowing so the key is to just do something.”

I love that! It’s tough love delivered gently. And it’s the truth. There are various reasons many of us continue to put off getting stuff done around the house. Lack of money, energy or time. Over-abundance of fear. Being unable to make a decision.

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Though it can seem too simplistic to say that “jumping in” will solve the issues above…it might help. Even if it’s just sketching, rearranging or crafting something small. Find a tiny action that you can muster the money/energy/time/courage to do. Then let the ball continue rolling!

Robin also had some smart advice for for folks who might feel like they’re in a design rut:

“I’m also a big fan of switching things out. Just like your hair or wardrobe, your home is a fluid thing. Don’t be afraid to change things, even seasonally. Giving new life to your home feels so good and I can’t recommend it enough!”

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