10 Inspiring Quotes About Design (Plus FREE Printable Art)
There is so much going on in our world right now (understatement of the year, right?). Sometimes you’ve just gotta take a little breath and feed yourself emotionally. What I wanted to share with you today are 10 inspiring quotes about design and style that have been guiding me throughout the years and inspiring me when it comes to interior design and busting out of boring.
10 Inspiring Quotes About Design + Style
The first one is by British textile designer William Morris who said, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
I love this idea of only having around what’s useful and or beautiful. As a minimalist, useful and beautiful has always been a filter for me to decide what to include in a client’s design, and what to put in my own home. If it’s not useful, or I don’t love it, then it doesn’t have a place in my home or my life. Byeeeee.
The second quote that has been so foundational to me is by design legend Billy Baldwin. “Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style.”
This is a really articulate way of saying “bust out of boring!” It’s all about embracing what you love. It doesn’t matter if it’s trendy or popular or cool – if you love it, it belongs in your home.
So be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style. You know what you like and you know what you want in your home – so embrace it, love it, and don’t be afraid of it.
And finally, a quote that I live out every day: “Life is too short to settle for beige walls.” If you’ve ever read my bio, you’ll know I’ve experienced firsthand how short and precious life is. So screw beige. Screw safe! If you love teal, embrace it with an incredible teal sofa you love to curl up on with your kids. If you love pattern and color, let’s make your home a mix of patterns, colors, and styles that feel uniquely, beautifully, authentically you. Your home won’t look like every other one on the block, and that’s okay! In fact, I think it’s totally awesome.
I work with so many clients who have fallen into safety when it comes to design. They are afraid to paint a wall a dark color. They’re afraid to push past the safety of neutrals.
Your home is an opportunity to express yourself to bust out of boring; to showcase your style and your ideas and opinions and all the eclectic cool things that you and your family are made of. When you get scared to paint a wall blue, and you settle for beige, that’s just an outward expression of you not embracing who you are on the inside. Don’t settle for anything less than your badass self.
If you’re feeling jazzed up by these three quotes and you want an awesome printable version of each of them (plus 7 more!) to hang up in your office or to complete a gallery wall in your home, you can download 10 inspiring quotes about design and style right here.
Print them up to 18×24″ and hang ’em up where they’re going to help you be inspired, where they’re going to give you the courage to bust out of boring and be your authentic self at home.