How to tell if you're decorating your home right

Step this way for some decorating self-esteem

Revamping and decorating your home can be a very stressful experience. Here's how to know when you've got it right...

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You feel secure with your decorating choices

living room with grey wall and couch and table

(Image credit: Future PLC/simon whitmore)

You can appreciate all décor styles even though they aren't to your taste. Of course that indigo blue wall, Scandi style home office and monochrome hallway can look beautiful, but you feel you wouldn't change the choices you've made.

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You still love pieces you invested in years ago

living room with white wall and wooden chair on wooden floor

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

After all, they are called timeless designs for a reason.

You've found your focal point

living room with frames on gray wall with stove and book shelves

(Image credit: Future PLC/Kate Martin)

All good room designs tend to focus around one specific point of interest. That could your favourite sofa, a fabulous four-poster bed, or even a magnificent piece of artwork you found at a flea market in Paris. Decorate around this focal point without distracting away from it and you'll create a scheme that you'll love for years to come.

You've made some decorating mistakes and are wiser for it

bathroom with white brick wall and white bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Chris Snook)

Yes, you took neutral too far in the kitchen and then used the wrong tiles in the bathroom, but you know better now. It is all a learning curve, anyway.

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It makes you happy

hall with grey wall and pink couch

(Image credit: Future PLC/Tim Young)

It may not be, or ever be, 'done' but if your mood gets a boost every time you walk through the door, you know you've done something right.

How will you be decorating your home? What do you love most about your scheme?

Deputy Editor

Jennifer is the Deputy Editor (Digital) for Homes & Gardens online. Prior to her current position, she completed various short courses a KLC Design School, and wrote across sister brands Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes, Country Homes & Interiors, and Style at Home.