18. Create Spaces That Are Meant To Be Lived In
Sometimes, interior design can be too “perfect”, because people want to dress up their living rooms to almost look like a museum. If you’re afraid to touch anything in a space, can you really call that living? Joanna Gaines recommends creating spaces that are truly meant to be lived in and enjoyed. After all, you are designing a home where you can go at the end of the day, play with your kids, and relax. Nothing should be too precious to touch, or so expensive that they are irreplaceable.
When you are picking furniture, try to choose a fabric that you know might be more forgiving in case there is a spill. And if you have kids, try to anticipate that something might get broken. For example, if you have young children, it’s probably not a good idea to have white carpets and furniture plus glass-top tables all over the house. That’s just asking for a disaster. When your circumstances change, you can always get the nicer things later in life.