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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  • Modern Classic Decorating Ideas

Modern Classic Decorating Ideas

Are you looking to add a touch of timeless elegance to your home? Look no further! This article will explore ten modern classic decorating ideas that will effortlessly elevate the style of your living space. From statement lighting fixtures to luxurious fabrics, these decorating ideas will help you achieve an exquisite aesthetic that stands the test of time.

  • Contemporary Farmhouse Decorating Ideas

Contemporary Farmhouse Decorating Ideas

Whether you're a fan of traditional farmhouse design or a lover of modern aesthetics, contemporary farmhouse design offers a perfect balance between the two worlds. So, get ready to embrace the charm of the past while embracing the present as we explore how to bring farmhouse charm to the modern era.

  • Bedroom Design Ideas

Bedroom Design Ideas

This comprehensive guide will take you through all the elements necessary to transform your bedroom into the cozy retreat you've always desired - from choosing the perfect color scheme and selecting furniture that complements your style to incorporating luxurious bedding. 

  • Casual Living Room Ideas

Casual Living Room Ideas

Creating a casual living room that perfectly balances comfort and style is a dream for many homeowners. It's the ultimate space to relax, entertain, and spend quality time with loved ones. Get ready to design a living room that feels like an invitation to unwind yet effortlessly displays your unique style.

  • Home Office Ideas

Home Office Ideas

Whether you have a separate room dedicated to your work or just a small corner in your living room, organizing your space to maximize efficiency and minimize stress is essential. This article will explore six home office ideas that can help create a productive and relaxing work environment.

Scandinavian Decorating Ideas

Delve into the stunning realm of Scandinavian design, filled with minimalism, functionality, and striking aesthetics. Whether you are a fan of clean lines, muted color palettes, or cozy textures, these inspiring Scandinavian decorating ideas will help you transform your home into a sanctuary of tranquility and style.

  • Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas

Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas

Welcome to the ultimate guide on transforming your bedroom into a cozy, charming farmhouse haven. In this article, we will show you how to embrace the rustic charm and simple beauty of a farmhouse bedroom. From selecting the right color palette and furniture to incorporating vintage accessories and natural elements.

  • Small Backyard Ideas

Small Backyard Ideas

If you have a small backyard, decorating it can be challenging, but it's also an opportunity to get creative and make the most of your outdoor space. Here you’ll find tips on how to create a focal point, use plants to add color and texture, design a cozy seating area and use outdoor rugs to define spaces.

  • Patio Design Ideas

Patio Design Ideas

If you're looking for inspiration to transform your outdoor area into a personal oasis, you've come to the right place. In this article, we'll explore different patio design ideas that will help you make the most of your space, whether you have a large backyard or a tiny balcony.

  • Bohemian Style Decorating Ideas

Bohemian Style Decorating

Embrace the eclectic and unconventional nature of the bohemian style to transform your living space into a sanctuary that reflects your unique personality. With a mix of vibrant colors, patterns, and textures, a bohemian home exudes warmth and character.

  • How to Make a Home Cozy

How to Make a Home Cozy

Whether you have just moved into a new space or want to refresh your current one, it’s easy to add warmth through layered textures, soft lighting, and cozy textiles. With the right combination of colors, textures, and lighting, you can easily create an ambiance that will embrace you with comfort the moment you step through the door.

  • Modern Rustic Decorating Ideas

Modern Rustic Design Ideas

Step into a world where style meets warmth with these ten modern rustic decorating ideas. Rustic charm has long been admired for its cozy appeal, and now you can effortlessly blend it with contemporary elegance. Whether you want to revamp your entire home or add a rustic flair to specific rooms, this article will guide you through the process.

  • How to Make Charcuterie Boards

How to Make Charcuterie Boards

Are you ready to elevate your entertaining game with a show-stopping charcuterie board? From savory cured meats to artisan cheeses, fresh fruits, and an array of delectable accompaniments, a well-curated charcuterie board is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. This step-by-step guide will walk you through creating a stunning charcuterie board that caters to every occasion.

  • Ways to Use Herbs

20 Ways to Use Herbs

Looking for ways to use herbs? With Summer right around the corner, it will soon be the season for an abundance of herbs available at your local market or in your garden. It’s also the perfect time to round up a few ways to use them so they don’t go bad in the fridge. Fresh herbs are a great way to add flavor, color, and nutrients to many main dishes, but they also can be used in cocktails, desserts, bread, or in creating a savory compound butter.

  • Great Breakfast Ideas

Great Breakfast Ideas

Sometimes a bowl of cereal just won’t cut it, yet we still need the essential nutrients to kick start our day. Besides providing energy, breakfast foods can supply calcium, iron, B Vitamins, protein, and fiber. Here’s a fabulous collection of 20 great breakfast ideas, from smoothie bowls to omelets, pancakes, waffles, homemade granola, banana bread, muesli, shakshuka, breakfast tacos, quinoa, tropical salads, and more!

  • French Country Decorating Ideas

French Country Decorating Ideas

Transform your home into a breathtaking retreat with the timeless elegance of French country style. From the rustic charm of the countryside to the sophisticated allure of Parisian chic, this decor trend is sure to captivate your senses.

  • Valentine's Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day Ideas

From personalized gifts that tug at the heartstrings to unique date night experiences that will create lasting memories, we've selected a range of romantic gestures that will impress. Whether you're looking to go big with a grand gesture or prefer something low-key and intimate, there's something for every couple in our Valentine's Day ideas list.

  • Easter Decorating Ideas

Easter Decorating Ideas

Decorating your home for Easter is a great way to celebrate the holiday and bring some joy and cheer to your living space. Easter is a time of rebirth and renewal, and adding some bright and colorful decorations to your home can help create a festive atmosphere that reflects the season's spirit. 

  • Spring Decorating Ideas

Spring Decorating Ideas

Spring is in the air, bringing renewed energy and new beginnings. Embrace the soft hues of spring by incorporating shades of pastels and neutrals into your décor. From blush pinks to mint greens, these colors instantly brighten any room. From fresh floral arrangements to nature-inspired accents, there are countless ways to infuse your home with the vibrant energy of the season.

  • Summer Decorating Ideas

Summer Decorating Ideas

Get ready to beat the summer heat with these 10 refreshing summer decorating ideas to transform your home into a cool and vibrant oasis. Embrace the season with playful decor accents like beach-inspired artwork or nautical-themed accessories. Add a pop of color with bright, summer-inspired hues such as aqua blue and sunny yellow.

  • Modern Coastal Bedroom Ideas

My Modern Coastal Bedroom

Step into a coastal oasis without leaving the comfort of your own home. Creating a serene coastal getaway in your bedroom is easier than you think. With the following modern coastal bedroom ideas, you can transform your space into a relaxing retreat that evokes the tranquility of the ocean.

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!