31 Inspirational Quotes for Your Home


You know that feeling when you read a great quote and it makes you nod your head in agreement and enthusiasm, because you agree with it so whole heartedly? 

I've collected together more than a dozen quotes to inspire you about your home, interior decor, and objects you own.  These quotes cover a range of different thoughts and perspectives. One or more is sure to resonate in some way!


Below you'll find ideas on colour and mixing old and new decor, and what makes a home just right. From thoughts on embracing minimalism to displaying collections of items, and everything in between! 

Read on for inspiration!


Inspiration for Home Interiors

An empty room is a story waiting to happen, and you are the author.
— Charlotte Moss
A room should start a conversation before people actually start exchanging words
— Barry Dixon
The colors and design of a home should be a reflection of the people who live inside.
— Amy Wax
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
— Leonardo da Vinci
One of the reasons I became a designer in the first place was because I love collecting and then putting it all together. But when you are designing your own house, one of the hardest things to do is finish it. Because you are always finding and adding your next favorite thing.
— Suzanne Kasler
The combination of new and old will always be my signature. That’s what ignites my creative passion.
— Sarah Richardson, in “Sarah off the Grid”
Make it simple, but significant.
— Don Draper

Inspiration for Objects, Decor and Artwork

Play with accessories. Sometimes the smallest things can make a huge impact.
— Nate Berkus
Rooms should feel as though the furniture and art within them were collected over time and curated with a sense of personal history.
— Tommy Smythe
I always put in one controversial item, it makes people talk.
— Dorothy Draper
The details are not the details. They make the design.
— Charles Eames
Punches of colour keep a room feeling youthful and engaging.
— Christina Murphy, Interior Designer
Look at every horizontal surface in your home as an opportunity.
— Nate Berkus
Stick to the things you really love. An honest room is always up to date.
— Billy Baldwin, Interior Decorator
If you have your grandmother’s vintage tea set, don’t just put it in a cabinet to collect dust. Get it out and use it.
— Nate Berkus
I must have books everywhere. They’re the soul of a room—they reveal the taste, the interests, and the secrets of whoever lives there.
— Diane von Furstenberg
If you buy stuff you love, regardless of era or price, your home will be a true reflection of you.
— Sarah Norwood

Inspiration for Decluttering

Decluttering is infinitely easier when you think of it as deciding what to keep, rather than deciding what to throw away.
— Francine Jay
You need to edit your space. Good design isn’t just about acquiring, it’s about releasing. Sometimes what you take away makes what you keep more special.
— Nate Berkus
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.
— William Morris
Minimalist rooms can be so beautiful, but I can’t live in one; I love objects too much.
— Bunny Williams
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery
In order to be a good gatekeeper, you have to think of your house as sacred space, not storage space.
— Francine Jay, in "The Joy of Less"

Inspiration for the Home

We shape our homes and then our homes shape us.
— Winston Churchill
May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.
— Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
— Maya Angelou
The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back.
— Wendy Wunder
Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.
— Nate Berkus
Our homes should inspire us to go out into the world to do great things & then welcome us back for refreshment.
— Melissa Michaels
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
— Benjamin Franklin
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
— Jane Austen


That's the end of the list!

Did any of those quotes strike a connection for you? Did you disagree with any of them? Either way, I hope these left you feeling energized and ready to tackle your next home project!