Decorating Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old decorating quotes, decorating sayings, and decorating proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is. Charles M. Shulz
By reshaping or decorating our outer selves, we express our inner sense of self: 'I like that' becomes 'I'm like that.' Virginia Postrel
Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most. St. Jerome
If bad decorating was a hanging offense, there'd be bodies hanging from every tree! Sylvester Stallone
Your ultimate reason for staying in this crooked world is not to imitate its devastating physique, but trying do something about its ugly appearance. Michael Bassey Johnson
Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends. Bishop Robert South
Any opportunity to adorn oneself is human, and accessories are an easy way to do it. Marc Jacobs
Any halfway clever devil would decorate the highway to hell as beautiful as possible. Criss Jami
Decorating is like music. Harmony is what we constantly strive for. At home, we want a peaceful atmosphere where the objects are the notes and nothing is off-key. Charlotte Moss
Your body is a temple, but how long can you live in the same house before you redecorate? Author Unknown
Images adorn our inner life and carry great power there. William Shirley
No matter what our decorating style - realized or aspired to the essential spiritual grace our home should possess is the solace of comfort. Sarah Ban Breathnach
A designer knows when he has reached perfection not when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly. Epictetus
Decorating is not about making stage sets, it's not about making pretty pictures for the magazines, it's really about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul. Albert Hadley
Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned. Swami Nirmalananda
The house decorating with the things and yourself with the dress is nothing as long as you do not furnish your language, talk and your character with the role modesty, decency, morals, sincerity and love of humans. Ehsan Sehgal
Decorating golden rule: Live with what you love. unknown
People can see past the decorating a lot of times, but if they see that a house hasn't been taken care of, they wonder what else is wrong that they can't see. Mary Johnson
True ornament is not a matter of prettifying externals. It is organic with the structure it adorns, whether a person, a building, or a park. Frank Lloyd Wright
Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time. Alex Clay Hutchings
Women always show more taste in adorning others than themselves; and the reason is that their persons are like their hearts — they read another's better than they can their own. Jean Paul
Our sins are like a carousel where the same decorated dogs, pigs, and goats, ridden by the foolish, come around again and again until the machine wears out. Austin O'Malley
Behind every attractive room there should be a very good reason. Sister Parish
It is not your outward appearance that you should beautify, but your soul, adorning it with good works. Clement of Alexandria
Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. Veronica A. Shoffstall
What could be more serious than the love of man for woman, what more commanding, more impressive, bearing in its bosom the seeds of death; at the same time these lovers, these people entering into illusion glittering eyed, must be danced round with mockery, decorated with garlands. Virginia Woolf
Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way in the world, without them it is like a great rough diamond, very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value; but most prized when polished. Lord Chesterfield
In religions which have lost their creative spark, the gods eventually become no more than poetic motifs or ornaments for decorating human solitude and walls. Nikos Kazantzakis
For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond and balance one another. Andre Putman
As we become an increasingly urban society with shrinking household sizes, where we build our future homes, and the types of homes that they need to be, will evolve. Mark Henry
A room should feel collected, not decorated. Albert Hadley
We shape our homes and then our homes shape us. Winston Churchill
A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy. Juan Montoya
Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love. Nate Berkus
Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration. E.M. Foster
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists of mostly of building enough bookshelves. Anna Quindlen
I love decorating my home. I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with. Suzy Bogguss
Variety is the spice of a creative life. Steve Supple
We need some boundaries to define our area of expertise but creativity looks to find ways to push whose boundaries out further. Steve Supple
A creator is like a native in nature; He finds a use for everything. Steve Supple
Art expresses a perspective, Creativity first explores the perspective of others. Steve Supple
People will remember your unique style, even if they don't know your name. Steve Supple
Have nothing in your home that you don't know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. William Morris
The golden rule in decorating is that if you really love something, you will enjoy living with it for many years. Anna Starmer
Choosing the right colors to suit you and your emotional well being can have a positive effect on the way you feel and the way you live at home. Anna Starmer
It has been proven that colours really do affect the mood of a space, and every color ignites a unique and emotional response in the viewer. Anna Starmer
Bright colors can be like a blast of vitality, a vitamin boost to the senses. Anna Starmer
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep. Scott Adams