Home Decorating Ideas…Lifestyle Simplified

Hello! My name is Tracy Svendsen, and I am an interior designer and the editor of the Buyer Select Blog. I hope to showcase home design trends that make it easy for you to find your own decorating style — to what you choose for your home and the way in which you showcase your personality.

I hope you’ll use this site as a resource to find the newest fashionable colors, designs, and products for the home. Many of my posts will cover various interior design styles, from modern to coastal, bohemian, and farmhouse. I’ll also be adding feature design articles, such as how to decorate living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and dining rooms. Feel free to drop a line at the bottom of any of my posts if you have any questions at all! Feature image courtesy of West of Main.

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  • Scandinavian Kitchen Ideas

Scandinavian Kitchen Ideas

This article explores the Nordic aesthetic, which can elevate your kitchen to new heights. From sleek cabinets to natural materials, we'll show you how to create a kitchen that combines style and functionality effortlessly.

  • Scandinavian Dining Room Ideas

Scandinavian Dining Room Ideas

With its clean lines, natural materials, and minimalist design, the Scandinavian style is renowned for creating a warm and inviting aesthetic in any space, including the dining room. 

  • Scandinavian Bedroom Ideas

Scandinavian Bedroom Ideas

Transform your bedroom into a cozy sanctuary and discover the charm of Scandinavian style and elegance. With its clean lines, simplicity, and natural elements, Scandinavian design brings a sense of calm and sophistication to any space.

  • Scandinavian Living Room Ideas

Scandinavian Living Room Ideas

Discover the best-kept secrets of Scandinavian style that will transform your space into an oasis of simplicity and sophistication. Here, you'll find living rooms designed by the top interior designers from Sweden, including Emma Hos, Studio Lawahl, Refine Design Studio, and Studio A3.

  • Warm Minimalism Interior Design

Warm Minimalism Interior Design

Warm minimalism embraces a neutral color palette featuring warmer hues like beige, brown, and terracotta instead of stark whites and grays. Natural elements like wood, jute, and woven materials are incorporated to create balance and introduce organic shapes.

  • Organic Modern Interior Design

Organic Modern Interior Design

Organic Modern design embraces the harmony of nature and modern design. It blends natural materials, calming neutrals, and sustainable textiles with clean lines and minimalist aesthetics.

  • Coastal Dining Room Ideas

Coastal Dining Room Ideas

The allure of the coast translates beautifully into dining room design. Here, the focus is on creating a space that evokes feelings of relaxation, serenity, and connection to the natural world.

  • Coastal Kitchen Ideas

Coastal Kitchen Ideas

With the coastal theme gaining popularity in interior design, it's no wonder that homeowners are opting for this refreshing and soothing aesthetic in their kitchens. Discover decorating tips and ideas with stunning beach-style kitchens designed by top interior designers.

  • Coastal Bedroom Ideas

Coastal Bedroom Ideas

Coastal bedrooms embody the tranquility of the beach, offering a calming retreat no matter your location. Imagine waking to the soft hues of sand and sea, natural textures, and the airy feel of a gentle ocean breeze.

  • Coastal Living Room Ideas

Coastal Living Room Ideas

Transform your living room into a seaside paradise, a place of tranquility and beauty that evokes the ocean's serenity every single day.

  • Farmhouse Living Room Ideas

Farmhouse Living Room Ideas

If you are looking for farmhouse living room ideas, you've come to the right place! This post focuses primarily on a modern approach to farmhouse design, with design tips and images of beautifully designed spaces.

  • Modern Coastal Decorating Ideas

Modern Coastal Decorating Ideas

Escape to the tranquil shores with these ten modern coastal decorating ideas to transform your home into a serene retreat. Whether you live by the beach or simply long for the calming atmosphere of the coast, these design tips will bring the soothing essence of the ocean into your everyday surroundings.

  • Spa-Like Bathroom Ideas

Spa-Like Bathroom Ideas

The bathroom of your dreams can easily be achieved by taking cues from the sophistication and timeless appeal of luxury spas and saunas. Creating a home spa is the perfect way to provide a tranquil retreat that promotes good health and well-being while reducing stress.

  • Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas

Whether you want to create a more welcoming cooking space or plan a kitchen remodel, these ideas will help you design a kitchen infused with rustic elements and a connection to the outdoors.

  • Farmhouse Bathroom Ideas

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Ideas

The modern farmhouse bathroom is a popular design choice, offering a haven that evokes a sense of cozy nostalgia. This enduring trend embraces the charm of simpler times, reimagined for contemporary living.

  • Farmhouse Dining Room Ideas

Farmhouse Dining Room Ideas

Step into the world of top interior designers like Amber Lewis, Kelsey Leigh, Jake Arnold, McGee & Co, Mindy Gayer, and more. Here, you'll discover how they masterfully translate the farmhouse aesthetic into beautifully curated spaces.

  • Modern Bathroom Ideas

Modern Bathroom Ideas

Here, we will explore various design ideas to transform your bathroom into a stylish and functional space. From sleek minimalist styles to bold geometric patterns, discover how to add modern flair by incorporating elements such as floating vanities, frameless glass shower enclosures, and matte black faucets.  

  • Modern Bedroom Ideas

Modern Bedroom Ideas

Your bedroom should be a place of relaxation, peace, and rejuvenation – a sanctuary where you can escape from the outside world. Here, we'll cover the essential elements of a modern bedroom, including furniture, colors, lighting, and accessories.

  • Gallery Wall Ideas

Gallery Wall Ideas

Few things are as perfect as a well-appointed gallery wall. No wonder it's an interior designer's go-to solution. An art or photo gallery wall provides the ability to create a flexible and customizable narrative that can be added to and improved over time. 

  • Urban Earthy Decorating Ideas

Urban Earthy Interiors

Urban, earthy & au naturel, these stunning spaces accomplish their balance and sophistication through layering textures, keeping color schemes to a minimum, and incorporating organic and monochromatic accents. Here, you will find urban, earthy decorating ideas that will bring the essence of nature indoors.

  • California Cool Decorating Ideas

California Cool Design

Step into the laid-back allure of California cool and infuse it effortlessly into your home decor. From the sun-soaked shores of Malibu to the vibrant streets of Los Angeles, the essence of California's effortless, eclectic style can grace your living space. Embrace the organic textures, earthy tones, and a blend of indoor-outdoor elements that define California's signature aesthetic. 

Interior Designer Tracy Svendsen

Hello and welcome!

I’m Tracy Svendsen – an interior designer with 30 years of experience and the editor for Buyer Select. My goal is to connect readers to the latest and most beautiful trends in home decorating ideas. I created this blog in 2015 to provide simple, practical, easy-to-follow home decorating tips. Here, I cover a wide range of design styles, from modern and contemporary to coastal, traditional, bohemian, Scandinavian, modern rustic, farmhouse, and eclectic. Discover home decorating ideas for all rooms in the home, including the living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, home office, bedrooms, and entryway. Happy decorating!