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25 Inspiring Quotes About Decor and Interior Design

Decorating your home is all about becoming aware of the opportunities of your inner creative being and bringing a great functional and aesthetic outcome. Quotes are a great enabler to convey and reflect your inner thoughts and establish a sense of aesthetics in your space. We’ve put together a few inspiring quotes about decor. Browse our collection of quotes prints and quotes wall art

Decor Quotes Inspired by Design

Steve Jobs

In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design

Alina Wheeler, author

Design is intelligence made visible

Joel Spolsky – Founder of Trello

Design adds value faster than it adds costs


Don Draper, a fictional character from Mad Men

Make it simple, but significant

Massimo Vignelli, Italian designer

Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style

Albert Hadley

Design is coming to grips with one’s real lifestyle, one’s a real place in the world. Rooms should not be put together for show but to nourish one’s wellbeing.

Decor Quotes Inspired by Creativity

Irene Au

Good design is like a refrigerator—when it works, no one notices, but when it doesn’t, it sure stinks

Scott Adams

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep

Patsy Stone

One should never be the oldest thing in one’s house.

Philip Johnson

All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space

Charles M. Schulz

Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.

Decor Quotes Inspired by Interior Design

Winston Churchill

We shape our homes and then our homes shape us.

Amit Kalandri, Author

It’s time to shop high heels if your fiance kisses you on the forehead.

Nate Berkus, The Things That Matter

Your Home should tell the story of who you are, and be a Collection of what you Love

Lebo Grand

Every design choice we make has a sensual effect on us

Adolf Loss

It is ridiculous to lay down to people where a thing should stand, design everything for them from the lavatory pan to the ashtray. On the contrary, I like people to move their furniture so that it suits them (not me!), and it’s quite natural (and I approve) when they bring the old pictures and mementos they have come to love into a new interior, irrespective of whether they are good taste or bad


A man must have a less than ordinary share of sense that would furnish such plain and common rooms with silver-footed couches and purple coverlets and gold and silver plate

Alexandra Meyn

Decorating is a completely personal expression (much like fashion). If I am lucky enough to have a flourishing career based on my taste and skill, I would advise my clients as I do myself: rules are to be understood, then judiciously broken.

Amanda Talbot

Our interiors are an insight into our brains. It is a collaboration of design, art, humor, irony, functionality, and the street

Quotes About Decorating Home

Venus Williams

Interior design is a business of trust.

Billy Baldwin, American interior decorator

Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style

David Hicks, Interior Designer

The best rooms have something to say about the people who live in them.

Kathryn Ireland

Serious is a word that should be entirely avoided when it comes to decorations

David B, Chef

Kitchens should be designed around what’s really important: fun, food and life.

Rebecca de Ravenel, New York interior designer

Don’t be afraid to experiment – not everything has to match. A house that is 100% perfect is rarely full of charm

Trip H, Interior Designer

Less is more. The texture is essential, as well as scale.

Funny and Unconventional Quotes About Decor and Design

Anthony Trollope

She well knew the great architectural secret of decorating her constructions, and never condescended to construct a decoration.

Noha Alaa El-Din

There was no sugar! That was better for our health; no need to taste such a boring thing. Sugar is one of these decorative ingredients; those ingredients that deceive you by changing the bitterness of reality into some dazzling bites of sweetness

Dorothy Draper

You can never judge a paint hue by the liquid color in the paint pot. You must apply it to a wall, wait for the paint to dry, then decide.

Hillary Clinton

Cooking, decorating, diet/self-help and gardening books are guilty pleasures and useful time fillers

Sylvestor Stallone

If bad decorating was a hanging offense, there’d be bodies hanging from every tree!

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