Profoundly inspirational decoration quotes about decorating will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.
Famous Decoration Quotes
Have nothing in your home that you don’t know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. – William Morris
One should never be the oldest thing in one’s house. – Patsy Stone
A designer knows when he has reached perfection not when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Have no fear of perfection—you’ll never reach it. – Salvador Dali
Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and then get on with living. There’s more to life than decorating. – Albert Hadley
All rooms ought to look as if they were lived in, and to have so to say, a friendly welcome ready for the incomer. – William Morris
She well knew the great architectural secret of decorating her constructions, and never condescended to construct a decoration. – Anthony Trollope
Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works. – Steve Jobs
By reshaping or decorating our outer selves, we express our inner sense of self: ‘I like that’ becomes ‘I’m like that.’ – Virginia Postrel
Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most. – St. Jerome
If bad decorating was a hanging offense, there’d be bodies hanging from every tree! – Sylvester Stallone
Your ultimate reason for staying in this crooked world is not to imitate its devastating physique but trying do something about its ugly appearance. – Michael Bassey Johnson
Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends. – Bishop Robert South
Any opportunity to adorn oneself is human, and accessories are an easy way to do it. – Marc Jacobs
Any halfway clever devil would decorate the highway to hell as beautiful as possible. – Criss Jami
Decorating is like music. Harmony is what we constantly strive for. At home, we want a peaceful atmosphere where the objects are the notes, and nothing is off-key. – Charlotte Moss
Your body is a temple, but how long can you live in the same house before you redecorate? – Unknown
Images adorn our inner life and carry great power there. – William Shirley
No matter what our decorating style – realized or aspired to the essential spiritual grace our home should possess is the solace of comfort. – Sarah Ban Breathnach
Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly. – Epictetus
Decorating is not about making stage sets, it’s not about making pretty pictures for the magazines, it’s really about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul. – Albert Hadley
Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned. – Swami Nirmalananda
The house decorating with the things and yourself with the dress is nothing as long as you do not furnish your language, talk and your character with the role modesty, decency, morals, sincerity and love of humans. – Ehsan Sehgal
Decorating golden rule: Live with what you love. – unknown
People can see past the decorating a lot of times, but if they see that a house hasn’t been taken care of, they wonder what else is wrong that they can’t see. – Mary Johnson
True ornament is not a matter of prettifying externals. It is organic with the structure it adorns, whether a person, a building, or a park. – Frank Lloyd Wright
Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time. – Alex Clay Hutchings
Women always show more taste in adorning others than themselves; and the reason is that their persons are like their hearts as they read another’s better than they can their own. – Jean Paul
Our sins are like a carousel where the same decorated dogs, pigs, and goats, ridden by the foolish, come around again and again until the machine wears out. – Austin O’Malley
Behind every attractive room there should be a very good reason. – Sister Parish
It is not your outward appearance that you should beautify, but your soul, adorning it with good works. – Clement of Alexandria
Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. – Veronica A. Shoffstall
What could be more serious than the love of man for woman, what more commanding, more impressive, bearing in its bosom the seeds of death; at the same time these lovers, these people entering into illusion glittering eyed, must be danced round with mockery, decorated with garlands. – Virginia Woolf
Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way in the world, without them it is like a great rough diamond, very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value; but most prized when polished. – Lord Chesterfield
In religions which have lost their creative spark, the gods eventually become no more than poetic motifs or ornaments for decorating human solitude and walls. Nikos Kazantzakis
Form follows function. – Louis Sullivan
Every room needs a touch of black, just as it needs at least one antique piece. Jan Showers.
Often what’s wrong with some modernist houses they are kept vacuum-sealed all the way through. And then people wonder why they haven’t any atmosphere. – John Stefanidis.
If you love something, it will work. – Bunny Williams.
A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy. – Juan Montoya.
The reason I sometimes decorate is that I just love to buy all day long, and if I have no one to buy for, I am Very unhappy. But I get just as much pleasure out of spending $50 in the Portobello Road as I do spending tens of thousands with a dealer. – Lucien Rees Roberts.
Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love. – Nate Berkus.
One of the reasons I became a designer in the first place was because I love collecting and then putting it all together. But when you are designing your own house, one of the hardest things to do is finish it. Because you are always finding and adding your next favorite thing. – Suzanne Kasler.
Serious is a word that must be entirely avoided when it comes to decoration. – Kathryn M. Ireland
I work on adrenaline. I find it exciting to work fast. I lose inspiration and interest if it takes too long. I cannot imagine ever being one of those decorators who takes years and years to finish a house. – Muriel Brandolini
When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution isn’t beautiful, I know it is wrong. – Richard Buckminster Fuller
All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space. – Philip Johnson
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo Da Vinci
Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design. – Charles Eames
Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is. – Charles M. Schulz
If you wait until you have enough money to decorate and make your home your own, it will never happen. If you wait until you can afford to buy everything new, you are missing the point. It is the old, the new, the hand-me-down, the collected, the worn but loved things in your home that make it your own. – Stacy Risenmay
Home is the nicest word there is. – Laura Ingalls Wilder
Everything has a place, and everything in its place. – Unknown
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep. – Scott Adams
Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style. – Billy Baldwin
Design is coming to grips with one’s real lifestyle, one’s real place in the world. Rooms should not be put together for show but to nourish one’s well-being. – Albert Hadley