Why I’m unapologetically obsessed with home decor

So the title of this post caught your attention huh?

It’s a funny thing for me to make that statement because for a really long time I was a bit afraid to declare (so openly) how important the way my home looks is to me.

It’s not that I’m a super fancy or materialistic person. In fact, I would say that people who know me in real life would consider me one of the least fancy people they know. (Cut off jean shorts and a white t-shirt are my norm.)

Yes, I love decorating my home, but that doesn’t make me superficial or materialistic, which is what I thought people would assume if I ever declared my love of all things home out loud.

But things have shifted.

One, I don’t really care what other’s are going to think. I don’t put my time and energy into making my home amazing to please them.

And two, I freaking love decorating! So there! And chances are, if you are here you are at least mildly into it too. 🙂

Why do we downplay some of the things that are really important to us instead of play up why they are so important?

I don’t know either.

Because think about it…

Our homes are the backdrop for our ideal lives. So they should look and feel amazing.

You know that feeling you get when you go on vacation or to a nice dinner? Why should those feelings be reserved for special occasions? I say create them at home!

The conversations you have in an inspiring environment are different than those you have in a boring or chaotic one.

Your home should be your safe haven. You need a space to relax, rejuvenate, and re center yourself.

Your family time will feel more present, calm, and meaningful when you’re happy in your space.

You work differently in a creatively inspiring space than in a makeshift one.

Your home should be a place that you’re proud of. A place where you don’t think twice about inviting friends and family over. A place where memories are made.

It should also be a place that your kid’s are proud of. As my kid’s get older I want our house to be where they want to hang out with their friends.

And your home should reflect your personality and be decorated in a way that it can actually be lived in. Not look like a magazine or be “off limits.”

It should also be decorated in a way that will last but also allows you to follow a few trends or change things up easily as your style evolves.

Our homes are our biggest financial investment so they deserve to look and feel wonderful.

So there. I said it. Stepping off my soap box now and boy does it feel good to come clean!

Not gonna lie! I want you to feel all of these things in your home, so I’m hoping you’ll join me inside my course, Style Your Way Home, before enrollment ends August 25th!

Style Your Way Home

Here’s to amazing spaces!

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

0 thoughts on “Why I’m unapologetically obsessed with home decor

  1. Lisa ockun says:

    I love love love decorating! My whole house is being painted in different shades of blues and new floor that works well with kids and animals I’d bring put down in all rooms. The floors look like wood indifferent brown tones. I love rustic beach and contemporary! To me, too much of one style will bore me to death. I love color and variety!
    I am refacing my fireplace wall in white with touches of brown stone. I love texture and dimension !

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Sounds awesome, Lisa! I’m glad you found inspiration here!

  2. Thank you for making it clear on how to pick a paint color.
    I have a 20 ft great room with gray and cream stone. I want to warm the room up a bit with paint on this large area. The ceiling fans and foyer light are brownish black.
    Would love your input on my thoughts…..
    I wanted to paint the open staircase top rail, brownish black.
    Paint the wall with the fireplace l(which has 4 large windows next to it) Elmira White to bring out the cream in the stone.
    The rest of the large walls is my dilemma!!!!!! I don’t know what color to do because it has two large walls and an open lovt

    1. Corey Willis says:

      You’re so right Donna. Picking color can be really hard. I’ve definitely made my share of color mistakes but I’ve learned a ton through some trial and error. Since I can’t see your room personally with its various shades and colors, my best advice is to buy a few small sample paint colors and paint some large swaths on the walls. Leave them up for a week or two, looking at them in all kinds of light. The paint samples only cost a couple bucks each and will save you a ton of headache by helping to narrow down your choices. Best wishes for a great project!

  3. faith says:

    I love this post!!!! I am going to read it to my husband! I so agree! Thank you thank you thank you! PS- I just downloaded your 3 free videos, watched number one, and boy, it is so helpful! Thanks Corey!

    1. Corey Willis says:

      I love positive feedback, Faith. Thanks so much – you made my day!

  4. Jody says:

    I am slowly pulling my house together. So funny how there is a picture in your head but when in place is not what you want.
    Am learning.

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