Episode #195: Answering Your Decor Questions

This week, we’re answering your property decor questions. We’re speaking about flooring, shopping for furnishings on-line, adorning your partitions and never over-planning. 

Yow will discover the podcast posts archive right here.

An enormous thanks to our sponsors! Take a look at the gives from Ritual, LMNT, Kitsch, and Athletic Greens.

And, if you happen to’re searching for a selected code you heard on the podcast, you’ll be able to see a full checklist on this web page!

Present Notes:

Take a look at Emma’s storage closet HERE

Q: Which ground do you advocate for kitchens?

A: We advocate wooden flooring or have it match the remainder of your own home’s flooring. If utilizing tile, don’t do mild or white grout. Brick or glazed brick flooring look nice too.

Q: How do you’re feeling assured making giant purchases on-line? 

A: Crucial factor is to get the correct measurement and scale. Then be sure you get the material that you really want. Learn all of the evaluations and examine the return insurance policies.

Q: How do you adorn with out destroying an older residence or making a large mess out of a easy undertaking (like big chunks of plaster being torn off, ruining your wallpaper, and many others.)?

A: Take a look at a really small space the place nobody will see with a command strip or use a tiny nail to hold mild items of artwork.

Q: Do you ever discover it debilitating planning an excessive amount of?

A. You’ll all the time have FOMO, it’s unavoidable however over-planning may also help you’re feeling extra assured in your resolution.

Miss an Episode? Get Caught Up!

Episode 195 Transcript:

Emma: You’re listening to The Stunning Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation pay attention. This week we’re answering all of your questions. We’re speaking about flooring, shopping for furnishings on-line, adorning your partitions, and never over-planning. We’ve obtained all of it. Decor!

Elsie: Good. Yeah, I really like that this episode goes to be all about answering questions. Okay. So earlier than we soar in, Emma simply took me into the world’s biggest storage closet. And I need her to let you know all about it as a result of it’s such a visit. And we did make a video, so hopefully we are able to publish the video as effectively. Okay, go forward. 

Emma: So that you would possibly bear in mind at first of the summer time, we had been speaking about summer time bucket lists. One factor on my summer time bucket checklist was that I wished to prepare my vacation closet, and the rationale was I wished to get all of it organized and put collectively earlier than the vacation season begins, which for me is like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, as a result of that’s what most of my decor that I’ve to retailer is for, as a result of I don’t have that a lot for Valentine’s or Easter or fourth July. I’ve a few issues, however probably not. Anyway, so I used to be wanting to try this this summer time whereas I attempt to discover a while, after which it was carried out in order that when it comes time to brighten, it’s simply gonna be stress-free and enjoyable as a substitute of a giant rat’s nest of rubbish that I’ve to type by. So I did that and in my thoughts I used to be like, I can try this over the entire summer time. I’ll simply work on it an hour right here, an hour there as I’ve time. After which at some point I began to work on it over my lunch break ’trigger I used to be like, I’ll spend an hour on it. No large deal. And as quickly as I began I used to be like, you idiot, you’ll be able to’t spend simply an hour ’trigger it like requires you to take all of the stuff out and type of put up some cabinets and I needed to cling a complete bunch of guitar hangers to place my skeletons on. Simply quite a lot of drilling issues into the wall type of factor, after which placing all of it again. And quite a lot of it’s like glass or breakable or simply stuff that’s like not protected for my son to be round, but when it was out, he would positively wanna play with it. So I used to be like, there’s no approach I can go away these things out till tomorrow. So anyway, then it simply was like a five-hour marathon of like, I’ve gotta end this at present earlier than my son heard some stuff on all this breakable stuff. So I used guitar hangers to hold my assortment of 9 life-sized skeletons up on the partitions.

Elsie: They’re so cute hanging that approach. 

Emma: I really like them. It seems to be so cute in there ’trigger they was once similar to a pile of skeletons within the basement. Yeah. And that was not cute, that was terrifying. And now I really feel such as you open the door and it’s like, effectively that is enjoyable. This feels wacky and in addition organized, and it’s good. I put up some cabinets which have like large tupperware issues and plenty of like wreaths and garlands and Christmas ornaments and all kinds of issues sitting on there. After which I additionally hung up some, they’re like hangers which you could put espresso mugs on ’trigger I’ve a set of Halloween mugs and a set of Christmas mugs, and so I’ve these hanging up. And I confirmed Elsie, I’ve like two further cabinets I haven’t even hung but. In order that if I wanna purchase extra, I’ve extra space for storing. Then what was the opposite factor? Oh, I purchased it, this was random, nevertheless it labored nice. I purchased these big athletic ball nets. They’re type of for basketballs? That you just use them at gyms to love to retailer a complete bunch of basketballs. You possibly can carry the basketballs round or soccer balls, no matter. I put all my faux pumpkins in there and I’ve 4 big athletic luggage of those faux pumpkins and it labored nice and now they’re simply hanging up on the shelf.

Elsie: I believed that was genius as a result of after we just lately moved, discovering one thing to place all my pumpkins in was a giant drawback. And it does really feel such as you’re losing quite a lot of house. Like in most storage luggage. In order that bag, simply the best way that it’s formatted and versatile, was excellent.

Emma: So the athletic luggage, they’re like a internet as a result of I had these big present luggage that I had them saved in earlier than, they usually simply obtained numerous like spiders and bugs, as a result of they sit there all yr till you pull them out for Halloween. Like in a storage space, which is, , it’s not like I spray it with bug spray on a regular basis. It’s simply sitting there for months and months and months and months. So now that it’s in these like nets, it’s like, okay, effectively it’s not gonna, there might be a spider on it, nevertheless it’s not gonna be like within the backside of the bag, , type of state of affairs anyway, so it’s significantly better, basketball nets for the win.

Elsie: Yeah, effectively, it was lovely. It made my day and it appeared so cute in there. And if I had been you, I’d similar to go in there and like scent your candles. 

Emma: I actually go in there at the very least as soon as every week since I did it and I simply am like, Ah ’trigger it simply, I really feel like I’ve my life collectively. I really feel like a dream has come true the place I’m like, take a look at all this vacation stuff and it’s all simply organized and able to exit. I simply, I don’t know. I adore it. I am going in there on a regular basis and I’m like, ah, there’s house for me to purchase extra Halloween stuff ’trigger I’ve sufficient room. All proper. I simply really feel so completely happy about it. It’s very dorky and I’m not sorry in any respect, that is who I’m. All proper. In order that’s my decor replace, however let’s get to listener questions. Dun, dun, dun.

Elsie: I really like this. Okay, cool. The primary Mirna query is from Mirna. It says I’m lastly prepared to begin significantly excited about a kitchen rework. Which ground do you advocate for kitchens? Okay, to begin with, congratulations as a result of that’s so thrilling. I believe the kitchen, is probably the most thrilling room to transform in a house. And particularly in case you are on the level the place you’re gonna do a giant rework. Yeah, I like can’t wait to do it myself. And yeah, I’m so excited for you. Okay, so for me, I really like a wooden ground within the kitchen, and right here’s why. I do know that it looks like the tile is extra waterproof. I get that, however wooden may be fairly waterproof too. Wooden may be like fairly good. And I really like a wooden ground in a kitchen as a result of I believe that to begin with, I prefer to have as few pointless transitions as potential. So I prefer to hold every thing so simple as potential in relation to flooring. So the one place that I personally need tile is in a toilet or perhaps a mudroom or one thing.

Emma: Or laundry, perhaps if it’s its personal space or no matter as a result of that may be an space with water. Yeah. 

Elsie: However for the kitchen, I’ve simply discovered that my most important cause is that glasses and stuff will break on the tile a lot simpler. And with simply having children and stuff, I had a few tiled kitchens and a few wooden ground kitchens and I simply suppose the wooden ground is best. In order that’s my very robust opinion and it’s actually simply based mostly on like issues don’t break as a lot and it feels extra snug for my toes and extra like cozy and just a bit extra, my private desire of what materials I wish to have. My true first selection is wooden. So what do you suppose Em? 

Emma: Yeah, I’m the identical. We obtained the chance to redo our kitchen earlier than we moved into this home, and we’ve got wooden laminate, which is what we’ve got all through a lot of the home, apart from the loos, one mudroom, and a laundry room. 

Elsie: It’s actually fairly. It’s actually, actually mild. It’s actually large planks. It’s actually fashionable. 

Emma: Yeah. I actually prefer it. It’s additionally very waterproof and it’s the sort that type of snaps collectively the place primarily you’ll be able to substitute an space. So if there was a giant flood by the fridge or one thing, you’ll be able to substitute a portion of it. It’s not as simple as tile, I wouldn’t suppose however truly, perhaps it’s simpler in some methods. I assume it will depend on what you think about simple. And I’m with Elsie, the less transitions in flooring the higher in my view. Simply because transitions may be visually disruptive, ? ’trigger you’re actually going from one materials to a different, so it like stops your eye. However then I additionally suppose generally transitions is usually a little little bit of like a tripping hazard, and so I simply suppose the much less of them the higher. In order that’s what I would favor too. So listed here are some concepts. Should you’re not gonna have the ability to like redo all of your flooring directly. So that you’re like, my kitchen shouldn’t be going to match the remainder of my home, not potential that ship sailed. So what are some concepts? Right here’s what I’d do. So when you’ve got wooden or wooden laminate in the remainder of your own home or the adjoining rooms to your kitchen, you may attempt to get one thing that matches, they might attempt to match the stain or one thing like that. So perhaps it’s not the very same flooring, nevertheless it may visually look the identical, so you may try this. Should you’re capable of get the identical flooring, then you definitely clearly may proceed it. You could possibly additionally do a factor the place you lay it otherwise, so right here it goes out of your lounge into your kitchen. If these are the 2 rooms which can be adjoining to one another, then the kitchen might be type of a herringbone sample. And so it’s like, , it’s comparable supplies, nevertheless it doesn’t precisely match, however since you determined to do a special type of sample or lay it a barely totally different approach, it’s prefer it offers it a like, that’s okay. That’s regular, it simply type of will get it in there. After which in case you are doing tile, which I don’t suppose is a horrible selection by the best way. I do know Elsie and I are each not recommending it, however prefer it, in case you are.

Elsie: Let’s skip ideas for what tile would select whether it is tile. 

Emma: Yeah. The primary factor I’d say is don’t do mild or white grout. For some individuals, this can be so apparent and for some individuals, they’ll be like, what? However I’ve an all-white kitchen. I really like white. And it’s like, I get it. However white grout on a ground, particularly a heavy-traffic space, like a kitchen, it’s simply gonna get gross. So plan your design the place your grout is usually a mid-tone or perhaps darkish when you’ve got a darker ground. 

Elsie: Yeah. I’d say even mild grey grout is best than white. Or if you’d like like a extra heat shade like a lightweight, form of like beige shade is best. Pure white grout, I had it within the kitchen earlier than and we had been touching it up yearly, it was quite a lot of work to keep up. Should you’re keen to try this, get carried out with there with that grout pin, then that’s an choice too.,However I wouldn’t advocate it in all probability. Okay, so if I had been going to do tile within the kitchen, clearly, like I really like the look of marble. I believe marble is gorgeous, however having had it, I don’t know, I felt I simply broke so many glasses in that kitchen. I believe I’d go extra, I just like the look of brick ground kitchens. I believe they’re actually fairly, that’s good and traditional, very stylish and distinctive. And I additionally like glazed brick. They’ve it on fireplace, clay tile if you happen to wanna similar to take a look at it and see what it seems to be like if you happen to took a skinny piece of brick, it’s like, it’s skinny as a tile, nevertheless it actually is a brick, and then you definitely glaze simply the skin of it, a shade that’s what these are. I like fireplace clay additionally as a result of they’ve like a nonslip factor you’ll be able to add to any tile. Which is good. It’s very, essential to know that you just get one thing that’s not gonna be tremendous slippery with little children.

Emma: Yeah, and canine too. You already know pets that may be a difficulty too. 

Elsie: I believe I’d do a, I actually love like a black and white or like a grey and white. 

Emma: Like a checkered? 

Elsie: Yeah, like a checkered, or like a what’s it referred to as when it’s like tilted to the facet? 

Emma: Like a diamond?

Elsie: Diamond? Yeah, a diamond sample ground for a kitchen, I believe is so stylish and so fairly, and I really like the way it seems to be. So I assume I’d in all probability go in that path after having had the marble flooring. I’d in all probability select a porcelain tile only for like ease of use. And , similar to conserving it wanting model new perpetually, if that’s necessary to you. I do know so many individuals suppose that you just shouldn’t really feel like every thing has to remain wanting model new perpetually. However I type of prefer it when it does. So, everybody’s totally different. 

Emma: I believe there are totally different ranges of it, and everybody has their very own consolation and that’s effective. I’ll additionally say if you find yourself in a state of affairs the place you’re renovating one thing like a kitchen and also you don’t get to do your best choice of flooring as a result of perhaps you ran outta price range, you spent it on these good counter tops or no matter else. The rugs are nice. You possibly can all the time do a really impartial ground and one thing sturdy that’s easy, and don’t go wild and do a gorgeous rug. Get a gorgeous rug in there. Simply throwing that on the market ’trigger I do know there are occasions just about each renovation goes over price range and you find yourself having to chop one thing that you just had been enthusiastic about. So simply know there’s all the time another that may be very thrilling nonetheless. So don’t fear about it. Persist with that price range as greatest you’ll be able to. It’s laborious. We’re right here for you. Okay, subsequent query. 

Elsie: I believe we positively answered that query from each potential path.

Emma: You wanna discuss flooring? Nice. 

Elsie: Fairly totally.

Emma: This query comes from Talia, and she or he says, how do you’re feeling assured making giant purchases on-line? I’m within the course of of buying a sofa, and I discover it tough to know pull the set off, particularly for shops that don’t have an area showroom to check beforehand. Would like to know the way you make these choices and what your high issues are. Shopping for a sofa on-line or different issues. However sure, that’s nerve-wracking. 

Elsie: I positively am like, on-line buying woman. So, I can positively reply this. So I believe if you happen to reside in a metropolis the place you may have considerable choices of sofas which you could take a look at in individual and check in individual, you need to try this. I’ve by no means lived in a metropolis with something greater than a West Elm and I assume they’d an Our Home in Nashville. There usually are not quite a lot of decisions and I believe that even with these decisions, I’d nonetheless store on-line. Sofas are such a selected factor that you have to get the dimensions and scale proper on your room in the beginning an important factor is that you just get the correct measurement and scale. After which the second most necessary factor in my view is that you just get the material that you just favor and , no matter that’s. You’ll want to choose the correct factor, not similar to what’s out there. And I do know there are in all probability some people who find themselves open-minded sufficient that they might similar to go to any furnishings retailer and choose one thing and that’s effective they usually don’t care. However I’m not that individual. I do agonize over main purchases, sofas, rugs, beds, and issues like that. However my greatest ideas are, to begin with, evaluations. So I prefer to get a private suggestion that’s all the time greatest for me above anything. Loads of probably the most, like largest, most necessary purchases I’ve ever made had been positively from pals who’re like, I actually like this mattress. I actually like this kind of rug that cleans very well, issues like that.

Emma: This leather-based couch truly held up approach higher than I believed, or no matter. Yeah, yeah. Stuff like that.

Elsie: After which beneath that, I believe studying evaluations on-line, there are such a lot of locations which have numerous evaluations, and I believe which you could often get a reasonably good thought. I don’t prefer to sway my opinion an excessive amount of on evaluations, simply because I believe quite a lot of unfavorable individuals vent on them, however . Yeah. You already know, you must type of overlook the people who find themselves similar to, am I capable of inform my factor arrived, damaged? And it’s like, good for you. That’s not useful to different individuals. Ignore all these individuals, however like, , the people who find themselves actually taking the time to put in writing a evaluation that’s meant to tell another person making a purchase order, I believe is a beneficiant, good factor and price studying. And past that, the opposite factor is I realized this lesson the laborious approach. I believe I talked about it a few years in the past, however actually with sofas and furnishings, you have to examine the return insurance policies. I’ve returned sofas earlier than greater than as soon as, and I’ve had an expertise the place it was like, an excellent expertise and I obtained nearly all my a refund. After which I’ve had one which was a really unhealthy expertise the place like an enormous payment got here out and it was like a thousand {dollars} or one thing, and it simply was like very irritating as a result of I felt prefer it wasn’t my fault in any approach. It was similar to the couch wasn’t good high quality when it arrived after an enormous ready interval. After which I knew that I wanted to return it ’trigger I knew it wasn’t gonna maintain up, after which they had been like, okay, nice. You possibly can have this small sum of money again, and I used to be like, what? I didn’t learn the return coverage carefully. So I believe these are some ideas which can be useful. And I believe the, like additionally simply experiencing shopping for on-line is like one thing, it’s a talent that you just develop at the place you type of like be taught what to be careful for, and when you may have sure issues arrive that don’t meet your expectations after which you may have sure manufacturers that exceed your expectations, you type of be taught to depend on these experiences too for like, I actually belief these sure retailers and these retailers I do know to love be careful for and , I’m solely gonna store there if it’s like a deal. 

Emma: Yeah, I believe there’s that too. Enthusiastic about your price range, and ensuring that you’re practical. Like when you’ve got a very, actually low price range, however you may have very excessive style, you’re in all probability gonna need to compromise ultimately.

Elsie: It’s Fb market time for you. 

Emma: I’d attempt that first one one hundred percent. I’d additionally look into reupholstering, one thing that you may purchase approach cheaper or like get from a buddy or one thing like that.

You already know, like simply relying in your price range. However I’m assuming this individual in all probability has a price range. They’re simply pondering like, oh, I’m making a giant buy on-line. And that’s type of scary. However yeah, I believe the principle factor I wrote down, I used to be like, two phrases, return coverage, just be sure you know. And I do really feel like manufacturers which can be nice, quite a lot of instances they’ve just like the risk-free, some type of return coverage that’s like, look, we get it. Generally issues aren’t what you thought. You’re gonna have the ability to return this no drawback. And it’s like, okay, now I really feel much more confidence attempting you out and attempting this out for perhaps hundreds of {dollars} since you’ve made it very simple that you just’re not gonna like, trick me with all these charges if I don’t find yourself loving it. No one needs to return a sofa. It’s an enormous trouble, but when one thing’s not gonna be match, you gotta return it. ’trigger it’s a giant factor, you’re gonna sit on it each day in all probability. So it’s gotta final and it’s gotta be the correct match and the correct measurement and all of the issues that you just want.

Elsie: Yeah, positively. I positively suppose that one of the best sofas are on-line, in all probability for most individuals in most components of the nation. Earlier than we transfer on, one little shout-out for Fb Market and shopping for issues used. I do suppose that the bottom price range, highest high quality objects are all the time going to be one thing from that class. It’s type of by no means gonna be from Amazon, like a excessive low price range, tremendous high-quality couch. I’d type of say by no means prefer it’s most unlikely. If you would like that like Ralph Lauren vibey, then you definitely’re gonna have to, you’re gonna want to search out one thing that’s used. And I believe that it’s such an amazing factor from a perspective of like a classic lover and from a perspective of similar to the setting and waste and issues like that. I believe it’s actually cool to discover ways to clear issues, discover ways to restore issues, discover ways to make issues higher, , which can be like slightly bit beat up, however not unhealthy. I believe that these are tremendous nice qualities to embrace. So yeah, I’d positively encourage you to at the very least examine and see, as a result of yeah, there are positively simply so many several types of sofas you could find in a spot like that. 

Emma: Oh yeah, there are treasures available. Seems the one treasure map is a Fb market. Okay, our third query is from Kate and she or he says, I personal a 100-year-old residence with plaster partitions and simply put wallpaper up in our child’s nursery. I hate coping with plaster partitions, so favor utilizing command strips, however the directions say to not use them on wallpaper, how do you adorn with out destroying an older residence or making a large mess out of a easy undertaking, like big chunks of plaster being torn off and ruining your wallpaper. Okay. We learn about these plaster partitions and wallpaper. 

Elsie: I simply had an expertise with my new wallpaper in my sunroom this week, so I needed to put these little meals backdrops, I wanted to both tape or pin them to the partitions. So I went to the shop for push pins they usually didn’t have them. It was at a grocery retailer, they usually weren’t there, so I obtained the tape and I used to be like, it’ll be effective. It’ll be effective. And it wasn’t effective. Now I’ve two items of tape which can be going to be on my wall perpetually except I wish to rip off the wallpaper till I get them patched in, which I in all probability will ’trigger it’ll bug me. And after that, I’ll put in all probability two little nails in there, and a few little clips. ’trigger I’m so mad at myself for like, I felt like I simply have to get this carried out. I have to get happening this, and it’s like, oh, I’m so pissed off. So I do perceive your concern, and I believe that you just’re proper. I’d keep very far-off from these command strips on that wallpaper. I really like command strips.

Emma: I’d check it. I’d check it in a low-down nook someplace the place you’re by no means gonna see it anyway. 

Elsie: That’s a good suggestion. 

Emma: ’trigger I’ve used command strips on wallpaper earlier than and I’ve used it and it has been a catastrophe like what you’re simply describing. And I’ve used it on wallpaper and it was effective. 

Elsie: I assume. I similar to personally don’t perceive individuals who suppose that command strips don’t trigger injury to partitions, as a result of I’ve simply had so many instances that they ripped off my paint or wallpaper that I simply have very small belief for them. 

Emma: Oh, I agree. However if you happen to’ve ever tried to place a wall anchor right into a plaster wall then the ache that Kate feels, and plaster partitions are simply in case anybody listening has by no means had a plaster wall and by no means handled it, they type of crumble. So even placing a nail in generally can type of make them form of crumble. And it’s actually annoying if you happen to’re attempting to hold one thing semi-heavy the place you want a wall anchor as a result of there’s not a stud there. As a result of if it crumbles, then like your wall anchor isn’t going to remain put within the wall both. It has nothing to seize onto. So that you’re similar to making this large gap and also you’re getting no nearer to hanging your artwork or your calendar or no matter it’s you wished to hold up there, and it’s tremendous irritating. Plaster partitions, I really like outdated homes, however that’s the factor. It’s like I wanna transfer artwork round pretty typically and plaster partitions drive me nuts in relation to these issues. 

Elsie: Yeah. I’ve them. I nonetheless put tiny nails in them.

Emma: Tiny nails are good, if for one thing mild. 

Elsie: Should you can’t put a tiny nail, there are these sorts of nails which you could get on Amazon. I’ll hyperlink to them which can be like, they type of appear to be slightly hoop. And the factor that’s cool about them is you’ll be able to push them into your wall with out a hammer, after which they will maintain quite a lot of weight. However I don’t know the way it might do on plaster. I exploit them quite a bit in my final home. They’re type of good. I assume if I had been you perhaps I’d use a command strip. I don’t know. 

Emma: I’d check the command strip someplace. I’d at the very least check it. Yeah, as a result of on that wallpaper, that particular wallpaper in your nursery someplace the place you’re not gonna have the ability to see it. So if it does rip the wallpaper a tiny bit, you gained’t see it. It’s like behind your children’ bookshelf or one thing. I’d at the very least check it. However the different product that I’ve used on plaster partitions that labored, fairly effectively, however I wouldn’t say it’s excellent, is these items, perhaps you’ve used them. They’re referred to as wall canine, they type of appear to be a, I do know it’s a bizarre title, however they type of appear to be, what am I attempting to say? Like an enormous spiral. It’s nearly like they’re a wall anchor. 

Elsie: I believe that’s what I used to be attempting to explain. 

Emma: You positively have to make use of a drill to get ’em into the wall. You positively can’t push it in together with your hand. It’s like a wall anchor constructed right into a screw, primarily, they usually work fairly effectively, however I’ve additionally had moments the place it’s nonetheless type of like crumbled, and I used to be like, okay, effectively overlook it. 

Elsie: The opposite factor is when you’ve got leftover wallpaper, And , you may do a patch then you’ll be able to simply know that forward of time. ’trigger that’s type of how I’m now. I’m similar to, I used to be so mad about my little tape factor on model new wallpaper, nevertheless it’s just like the injury is finished. You already know, patching can also be effective. It’s an answer. It simply all the time retains that further wallpaper in your closet or one thing.

Emma: Attempt to paint it or one thing too. I imply, it will depend on what the wallpaper is. I don’t really feel like we solved Kate’s drawback. 

Elsie: We didn’t remedy it, however we gave some concepts. 

Emma: We really feel your ache, Kate. Plaster partitions are type of horrible, however I do love outdated homes they usually nearly are all the time in outdated homes, so what are you able to do?

Elsie: It’s price it. It’s price it one hundred percent. 

Emma: Alright, our fourth query is a voicemail. 

Elsie: Superior. Okay. 

Voicemail: Hello Emma and Elsie. Now I’m doing my kitchen and I fear generally that like I’m planning a lot and what’s one thing higher on the market that I haven’t seen, although I’ve been searching for months. So I assume my query is, do you ever discover it debilitating, like planning an excessive amount of? I fear that I deliberate a lot. I deliberate for months, after which like one thing higher is both gonna come alongside or I’m gonna have missed one thing or I’m going to have deliberate all this out after which I’m gonna be like, oh my gosh. Like I ought to have deliberate much more as a result of this isn’t what I like. In any case, I hope that query is smart. Love your podcast. Thanks. 

Elsie: I believe this can be a nice query. It’s very relatable. I wrestle with FOMO, like actually badly. So I do perceive, however I believe that once you’re renovating, it’s actually necessary to similar to settle for upfront that higher concepts will all the time come alongside. It’s type of like, I don’t know something in life. As you decide to one thing, you adore it one hundred percent, however then you definitely’re all the time gonna see extra issues that may’ve been nice or that you’d’ve additionally cherished. While you’re planning, like selecting your branding colours, planning a marriage, like something you’ll be able to consider that you just do in life. 

Emma: Naming your baby. 

Elsie: Yeah. Naming your baby. However for actual, like if you happen to wanna have a powerful viewpoint, and if you happen to’re a artistic one who’s all the time like, , wanting round for evolving inspiration then you definitely’re all the time gonna be like, oh, I want I’d’ve seen that concept.

I believe simply figuring out that that’s an unavoidable truth, form of eases the ache of it. I personally, as an individual with quite a lot of FOMO, I believe over-planning is a constructive for me as a result of I prefer to over-plan as a result of I prefer to have a cause for every thing. I prefer to have thought by the a number of choices for every thing. Particularly once you’re spending some huge cash, you wanna really feel such as you didn’t simply select the very first thing that you just noticed, as you selected it after taking a look at all the choices put out there, and I believe that that’s very wholesome, however, the best way you’re feeling you’ll in all probability all the time have that, however I believe simply figuring out that everybody feels that approach, it does really feel like a lot stress. However you’ll be able to solely design one home. You already know, you’ll be able to solely design one kitchen, ? No less than this yr, at a time. 

Emma: Yeah, I believe too, one factor I’d do if it had been me, and I don’t know if this may assist you to, however , put it out there’s if sooner or later you do see, oh my gosh, there’s this new type of countertop or this new type of shelf that I want we had in our pantry, or no matter it’s that you just’re like, oh no, I’ve made a mistake. Give attention to all of the issues that you just did very well, as a result of I guess you that every thing that you just researched, and there’s in all probability so many choices that you just’re gonna make which can be gonna serve you and your loved ones or whoever you reside with actually, very well. So , if there’s some small factor that’s like, oh, I want I had made a special selection there, that’s regular, all people has that. It’s not a giant deal, however that you just don’t need to make that the focus. You could possibly say that’s one a part of the entire story, and all the story is, largely this went very well and it’s serving us effectively, and I just like the overwhelming majority of it, 90% success, and that’s an A in any class. So, , simply hold the religion. I don’t know. 

Elsie: It’ll be okay. Simply get one of the best kitchen you’ll be able to, choose one of the best stuff you’ll be able to, and don’t fear about if Pinterest is gonna have extra concepts sooner or later, as a result of it completely will it doesn’t matter what. 

Emma: And that’s okay. Who cares? Let ’em carry on rolling. You may also simply recognize issues from afar. Not every thing that you just love is gonna be in your own home. A few of it’s gonna be in your buddy’s home, a few of it’s gonna be in a resort you go to one time. A few of it’s solely gonna be in a guide and it doesn’t even exist in actual life, and that’s regular too. It’s all part of our lives although. If we get to expertise it in no matter little approach we do, so it doesn’t all need to be in our home ’trigger it’s not gonna be.

Elsie: I believe that’s such perspective to have. Such as you make your own home your personal little paradise, however there are nonetheless gonna be 1,000,000 extra alternative ways to have a dream residence. 

Emma: I inform myself this each time I wanna reduce my hair bizarre. ’trigger I’m like, you gained’t prefer it. You’ve carried out this earlier than. Simply admire any person else’s hair. Don’t reduce your hair that approach. You gained’t prefer it, you by no means do. So, , you’re all the time like, however there’s so many issues on the market and I wanna expertise all of it, and it’s like, I get it. 

Elsie: Yeah. No, I get it too. 

Emma: Okay. Nicely, that’s it on the decor, so now it’s time for a joke or a truth, or perhaps a meditation with Nova. 

Elsie: Hey, Nova! Welcome again to the podcast. 

Nova: Hello. 

Elsie: Do you may have a joke this week? 

Nova: Sure. What? I imply, why can’t you’re taking a check within the jungle? 

Elsie: Why not? 

Nova: Trigger there are too many cheetahs. 

Elsie: Cheetahs? Oh, that’s joke. I adore it. 

Nova: Get it? Cheat?

Elsie: Sure. I do get it. That’s one. Thanks. Excellent. Thanks a lot for listening. You possibly can submit your questions at [email protected] or name our voicemail anytime at (417) 893-0011. We can be again subsequent week with our go-to journey objects.