Our homes are reflections of ourselves. We create spaces that represent who we are and what comforts us. Sometimes, making a house feel like home can seem like a tall order.

Picking the perfect paint colors, choosing the right furniture and striking the balance between practical and personal can feel a little overwhelming at times. Where should you even start? Fear not, my friend; we are here to help!

Step 1: Find your style.

Does the rustic look excite you? Or do you lean towards contemporary vibes? Or maybe a touch of vintage? Spend some time on Pinterest or look through a few magazines. Take a trip to your closet and find inspiration in your favorite outfits. Your home should feel comfortable and personal, and the best way to create that homey feeling is by filling it with what you love

Step 2: Define your home’s purpose.

Our homes serve many different purposes, but try to zero in on what’s most important to you. Do you like to entertain friends or host family gatherings? Or do you look forward to retreating inside after a long day? Is your house the go-to hangout for your little ones and their friends? When you decide which roles your house will play in your life, the design process will be a lot easier.

Step 3: Don’t doubt yourself.

The final step in the design process is to be confident! If you want to display your collection of antique dolls, but worry about how well they’ll fit in with your super-sleek sofa, just go for it! Try things out and move things around. If at first you don’t achieve the look you’re hoping for, keep trying. Stay true to yourself and everything else will fall stylishly into place.

When it comes down to it, home decor is pretty straightforward. You know what you love, and you know how you want your house to make you feel. Show doubt the door and create your perfect “home sweet home.”