You have the opportunity to send a message about yourself through the clothes you wear everyday. Home decor is is a similar form of self-expression; although a more permanent one as we rarely change it out. Maybe this is why decorating your home can feel a little more daunting. It feels a bit overwhelming to choose a couch that you are likely to have around for years to come. Its is the right color, is it too big, is it comfy, will it last? There are so many variables when selecting pieces for your home. Because of all these questions, most of us tend to lean on a decorator or designer to answer for us and take the responsibility of the choice. If you have the budgets to pay a designer, by all means use them! Their expertise and experience is worth every penny.
I'm guessing many aren't hemorrhaging cash and looking for the next decorating project to throw cash at. My advice is trust yourself. Do some homework and lay the groundwork. Pinterest can be your best friend. I also love Houzz and even instagram for design inspiration. Find what truly makes your heart happy --not what everyone on your block is putting in their home. Recreate these inspo pics with similar items that are the same color/size. It's a fun game I like to play called, "where can I find this". A little browsing will show you how many options there are, or maybe you discover something you like even better. Take it slow and consciously decide on what works for you and your home. I really believe less is more. Things can get cluttered and chaotic really quick- add a few items at a time until the empty spaces feel whole. If the emptiness doesn't catch your eye... don't fill it.
This is your chance to offer another insight into who you are, choose wisely.