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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  • 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.

  • Small Condo Decorating Ideas

Small Condo Decorating Ideas

Are you the proud owner of a small condo? With some creativity and clever design tricks, you can transform your tiny condo into a trendy oasis that is an absolute joy to live in. This article covers ways to maximize your space, choose the right furniture and decor, and add a touch of personality to make your small condo feel like a luxurious retreat.

  • Interior Design Style Quiz

Interior Design Style Quiz

Interior Design Style Quiz   Any time a designer meets with a new client, they generally take time to help them navigate through the different styles of design. It helps them to discover what [...]

  • Fall Decorating Ideas

Fall Decorating Ideas

Welcome the arrival of autumn by transforming your home into a cozy haven with these fall decorating ideas. As the weather turns cooler and the leaves change color, it's the perfect time to infuse warmth and comfort into your living spaces.

  • Fall Tablescape Ideas

Fall Tablescapes

As the vibrant hues of autumn take center stage, it's time to elevate your dining experience with the perfect fall tablescape. Embrace the season's cozy vibes and express your unique style with this comprehensive guide to curating a stylish and inviting table setting.

  • Christmas Decorating Ideas

Christmas Decorating Ideas

Get ready to elevate your space with tasteful and innovative suggestions that spark joy and captivate the imagination. Deck the halls with eye-catching accents and create a warm, inviting ambiance that perfectly complements the merry celebrations.

  • Christmas Tablescape Ideas

Christmas Tablescape Ideas

Get ready to wow your guests this Christmas with these stunning tablescape ideas. Whether hosting an intimate gathering or a festive feast, a beautifully decorated table is a surefire way to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Find inspiration from traditional red and green themes to elegant winter wonderlands.

  • White Christmas Decorating Ideas

White Christmas Decorating Ideas

From ethereal white ornaments to shimmering metallic accents, discover how to create a captivating ambiance that embraces the snowy vibes of the season.

  • How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

Prepare to transform your Christmas tree into a dazzling masterpiece that will leave everyone in awe. Decorating your tree is not just about hanging ornaments and stringing lights; it’s an art form that requires careful thought and creativity. In this ultimate guide, we will take you through the step-by-step process of decorating your Christmas tree like a pro.

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!