Episode #195: Answering Your Decor Questions

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

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Present Notes:

Take a look at Emma’s storage closet HERE

Q: Which ground do you suggest for kitchens?

A: We suggest wooden flooring or have it match the remainder of your home’s flooring. If utilizing tile, don’t do gentle 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 best dimension and scale. Then be sure to get the material that you really want. Learn all of the evaluations and examine the return insurance policies.

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

A: Check a really small space the place nobody will see with a command strip or use a tiny nail to hold gentle 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 will help you’re feeling extra assured in your choice.

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Episode 195 Transcript:

Emma: You’re listening to The Stunning Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation hear. 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 received all of it. Decor!

Elsie: Good. Yeah, I 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 best 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 may keep in mind in the beginning of the summer time, we had been speaking about summer time bucket lists. One factor on my summer time bucket record was that I needed to arrange my vacation closet, and the rationale was I needed 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 not likely. Anyway, so I used to be wanting to do this this summer time whereas I attempt to discover a while, after which it was achieved in order that when it comes time to brighten, it’s simply gonna be stress-free and enjoyable as a substitute of an enormous rat’s nest of rubbish that I’ve to type by way of. So I did that and in my thoughts I used to be like, I can do 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 sooner or later I began to work on it over my lunch break ’trigger I used to be like, I’ll spend an hour on it. No huge deal. And as quickly as I began I used to be like, you idiot, you possibly can’t spend simply an hour ’trigger it like requires you to take all of the stuff out and sort of put up some cabinets and I needed to grasp an entire bunch of guitar hangers to place my skeletons on. Simply loads of drilling issues into the wall sort of factor, after which placing all of it again. And loads of it’s like glass or breakable or simply stuff that’s like not secure 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 manner I can depart these items out till tomorrow. So anyway, then it simply changed into like a five-hour marathon of like, I’ve gotta end this at the moment 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 manner. 

Emma: I like them. It seems to be so cute in there ’trigger they was identical 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 likewise organized, and it’s good. I put up some cabinets which have like huge tupperware issues and plenty of like wreaths and garlands and Christmas ornaments and all types of issues sitting on there. After which I additionally hung up some, they’re like hangers that you may 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, however it labored nice. I purchased these big athletic ball nets. They’re sort of for basketballs? That you just use them at gyms to love to retailer an entire bunch of basketballs. You’ll be able to 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 once we just lately moved, discovering one thing to place all my pumpkins in was an enormous drawback. And it does really feel such as you’re losing loads of house. Like in most storage luggage. In order that bag, simply the way in which that it’s formatted and versatile, was excellent.

Emma: So the athletic luggage, they’re like a web as a result of I had these big reward luggage that I had them saved in earlier than, they usually simply received a number of like spiders and bugs, as a result of they sit there all 12 months till you pull them out for Halloween. Like in a storage space, which is, you understand, 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, however it’s not gonna be like within the backside of the bag, you understand, sort of state of affairs anyway, so it’s significantly better, basketball nets for the win.

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

Emma: I actually go in there a minimum of 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, have a look at all this vacation stuff and it’s all simply organized and able to exit. I simply, I don’t know. I find it irresistible. I’m 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 joyful 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 like this. Okay, cool. The primary Mirna query is from Mirna. It says I’m lastly prepared to begin severely eager about a kitchen rework. Which ground do you suggest for kitchens? Okay, to begin with, congratulations as a result of that’s so thrilling. I feel 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 an enormous rework. Yeah, I like can’t wait to do it myself. And yeah, I’m so excited for you. Okay, so for me, I 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 will be fairly waterproof too. Wooden will be like fairly good. And I like a wooden ground in a kitchen as a result of I feel that to begin with, I prefer to have as few pointless transitions as doable. So I prefer to preserve every thing so simple as doable on the subject of flooring. So the one place that I personally need tile is in a toilet or possibly a mudroom or one thing.

Emma: Or laundry, possibly 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 predominant cause is that glasses and stuff will break on the tile a lot simpler. And with simply having youngsters and stuff, I had a few tiled kitchens and a few wooden ground kitchens and I simply suppose the wooden ground is healthier. In order that’s my very sturdy opinion and it’s actually simply based mostly on like issues don’t break as a lot and it feels extra snug for my ft and extra like cozy and just a bit extra, my private choice of what materials I need to have. My true first selection is wooden. So what do you suppose Em? 

Emma: Yeah, I’m the identical. We received 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 bogs, one mudroom, and a laundry room. 

Elsie: It’s actually fairly. It’s actually, actually gentle. It’s actually huge planks. It’s actually fashionable. 

Emma: Yeah. I actually prefer it. It’s additionally very waterproof and it’s the type that sort of snaps collectively the place primarily you possibly can substitute an space. So if there was an enormous flood by the fridge or one thing, you possibly can substitute a portion of it. It’s not as simple as tile, I wouldn’t suppose however really, possibly it’s simpler in some methods. I suppose it is determined by what you contemplate simple. And I’m with Elsie, the less transitions in flooring the higher in my view. Simply because transitions will be visually disruptive, you understand? ’trigger you’re actually going from one materials to a different, so it like stops your eye. However then I additionally suppose generally transitions generally is 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. For those who’re not gonna have the ability to like redo all of your flooring without delay. So that you’re like, my kitchen isn’t going to match the remainder of my home, not doable that ship sailed. So what are some concepts? Right here’s what I’d do. So you probably have wooden or wooden laminate in the remainder of your home or the adjoining rooms to your kitchen, you possibly can attempt to get one thing that matches, they might attempt to match the stain or one thing like that. So possibly it’s not the very same flooring, however it may visually look the identical, so you possibly can do this. For those who’re in a position to get the identical flooring, you then clearly may proceed it. You may additionally do a factor the place you lay it in a different way, so right here it goes out of your front room into your kitchen. If these are the 2 rooms which might be adjoining to one another, then the kitchen might be sort of a herringbone sample. And so it’s like, you understand, it’s comparable supplies, however it doesn’t precisely match, however since you determined to do a special sort of sample or lay it a barely completely different manner, it’s prefer it offers it a like, that’s okay. That’s regular, it simply sort 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 way in which. 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 principle factor I’d say is don’t do gentle or white grout. For some folks, this shall be so apparent and for some folks, they’ll be like, what? However I’ve an all-white kitchen. I like white. And it’s like, I get it. However white grout on a ground, particularly a high traffic space, like a kitchen, it’s simply gonna get gross. So plan your design the place your grout generally is a mid-tone or possibly darkish you probably have a darker ground. 

Elsie: Yeah. I’d say even gentle grey grout is healthier than white. Or in order for you like a extra heat shade like a light-weight, type of like beige shade is healthier. Pure white grout, I had it within the kitchen earlier than and we had been touching it up yearly, it was loads of work to take care of. For those who’re keen to do this, get achieved with there with that grout pin, then that’s an choice too.,However I wouldn’t suggest it most likely. Okay, so if I had been going to do tile within the kitchen, clearly, like I like the look of marble. I feel marble is gorgeous, however having had it, I don’t know, I felt I simply broke so many glasses in that kitchen. I feel I’d go extra, I just like the look of brick ground kitchens. I feel they’re actually fairly, that’s good and traditional, very elegant and distinctive. And I additionally like glazed brick. They’ve it on fireplace, clay tile if you happen to wanna identical to have 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, however it actually is a brick, and you then glaze simply the surface 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 possibly can add to any tile. Which is sweet. It’s very, essential to know that you just get one thing that’s not gonna be tremendous slippery with little youngsters.

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

Elsie: I feel 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 known as when it’s like tilted to the aspect? 

Emma: Like a diamond?

Elsie: Diamond? Yeah, a diamond sample ground for a kitchen, I feel is so elegant and so fairly, and I like the way it seems to be. So I suppose I’d most likely go in that path after having had the marble flooring. I’d most likely select a porcelain tile only for like ease of use. And you understand, identical to retaining it wanting model new endlessly, if that’s essential 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 endlessly. However I sort of prefer it when it does. So, everybody’s completely different. 

Emma: I feel there are completely different ranges of it, and everybody has their very own consolation and that’s tremendous. 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 possibly you ran outta price range, you spent it on these good counter tops or no matter else. The rugs are nice. You’ll be able to all the time do a really impartial ground and one thing sturdy that’s easy, and don’t go wild and do an attractive rug. Get an attractive 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. Follow that price range as finest you possibly can. It’s onerous. We’re right here for you. Okay, subsequent query. 

Elsie: I feel we positively answered that query from each doable path.

Emma: You wanna speak about flooring? Nice. 

Elsie: Fairly totally.

Emma: This query comes from Talia, and he or she 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 troublesome to know the way to pull the set off, particularly for shops that don’t have a neighborhood showroom to check beforehand. Would like to understand how you make these selections and what your high concerns are. Shopping for a sofa on-line or different issues. However sure, that’s nerve-wracking. 

Elsie: I positively am like, on-line procuring woman. So, I can positively reply this. So I feel if you happen to dwell in a metropolis the place you’ve got considerable choices of sofas that you may have a look at in particular person and take a look at in particular person, it’s best to do this. I’ve by no means lived in a metropolis with something greater than a West Elm and I suppose that they had an Our Home in Nashville. There will not be loads of selections and I feel that even with these selections, I’d nonetheless store on-line. Sofas are such a particular factor that that you must get the scale and scale proper on your room at the beginning crucial factor is that you just get the best dimension and scale. After which the second most essential factor in my view is that you just get the material that you just desire and you understand, no matter that’s. You could choose the best factor, not identical to what’s accessible. And I do know there are most likely some people who find themselves open-minded sufficient that they might identical to go to any furnishings retailer and choose one thing and that’s tremendous they usually don’t care. However I’m not that particular person. I do agonize over main purchases, sofas, rugs, beds, and issues like that. However my finest ideas are, to begin with, evaluations. So I prefer to get a private advice that’s all the time finest for me above anything. Numerous probably the most, like largest, most essential purchases I’ve ever made had been positively from buddies who’re like, I actually like this mattress. I actually like one of these rug that cleans rather well, issues like that.

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

Elsie: After which under that, I feel studying evaluations on-line, there are such a lot of locations which have a number of evaluations, and I feel that you may normally get a fairly good thought. I don’t prefer to sway my opinion an excessive amount of on evaluations, simply because I feel loads of detrimental folks vent on them, however you understand. Yeah. You already know, you must sort of overlook the people who find themselves identical to, am I in a position to inform my factor arrived, damaged? And it’s like, good for you. That’s not useful to different folks. Ignore all these folks, however like, you understand, the people who find themselves actually taking the time to write down a evaluation that’s meant to tell another person making a purchase order, I feel is a beneficiant, good factor and value studying. And past that, the opposite factor is I realized this lesson the onerous manner. I feel I talked about it a few years in the past, however actually with sofas and furnishings, that you must 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 received nearly all my a refund. After which I’ve had one which was a really dangerous expertise the place like an enormous price 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 manner. It was identical 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’ll be able to have this small amount of cash again, and I used to be like, what? I didn’t learn the return coverage carefully. So I feel these are some ideas which might be useful. And I feel the, like additionally simply experiencing shopping for on-line is like one thing, it’s a ability that you just develop at the place you sort of like be taught what to be careful for, and when you’ve got sure issues arrive that don’t meet your expectations after which you’ve got sure manufacturers that exceed your expectations, you sort 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 you understand, I’m solely gonna store there if it’s like a deal. 

Emma: Yeah, I feel there’s that too. Fascinated with your price range, and ensuring that you’re real looking. Like you probably have a very, actually low price range, however you’ve got very excessive style, you’re most likely gonna need to compromise indirectly.

Elsie: It’s Fb market time for you. 

Emma: I’d strive that first one 100%. I’d additionally look into reupholstering, one thing that you possibly can purchase manner cheaper or like get from a pal or one thing like that.

You already know, like simply relying in your price range. However I’m assuming this particular person most likely has a price range. They’re simply considering like, oh, I’m making an enormous buy on-line. And that’s sort of scary. However yeah, I feel the principle factor I wrote down, I used to be like, two phrases, return coverage, just remember to know. And I do really feel like manufacturers which might be nice, loads of occasions they’ve just like the risk-free, some sort 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 possibly 1000’s 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 person desires to return a sofa. It’s an enormous problem, but when one thing’s not gonna be an excellent match, you gotta return it. ’trigger it’s an enormous factor, you’re gonna sit on it on daily basis most likely. So it’s gotta final and it’s gotta be the best match and the best dimension and all of the issues that you just want.

Elsie: Yeah, positively. I positively suppose that the most effective sofas are on-line, most likely for most individuals in most elements 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 gadgets are all the time going to be one thing from that class. It’s sort of by no means gonna be from Amazon, like a excessive low price range, tremendous high-quality couch. I’d sort of say by no means prefer it’s not possible. If you would like that like Ralph Lauren vibey, you then’re gonna have to, you’re gonna want to seek out one thing that’s used. And I feel that it’s such an excellent factor from a perspective of like a classic lover and from a perspective of identical to the surroundings and waste and issues like that. I feel it’s actually cool to learn to clear issues, learn to restore issues, learn to make issues higher, you understand, which might be like somewhat bit beat up, however not dangerous. I feel that these are tremendous nice qualities to embrace. So yeah, I’d positively encourage you to a minimum of examine and see, as a result of yeah, there are positively simply so many several types of sofas you will discover 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 he or she says, I personal a 100-year-old house with plaster partitions and simply put wallpaper up in our child’s nursery. I hate coping with plaster partitions, so desire utilizing command strips, however the directions say to not use them on wallpaper, how do you beautify with out destroying an older house or making an enormous mess out of a easy challenge, like big chunks of plaster being torn off and ruining your wallpaper. Okay. We find out 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 received the tape and I used to be like, it’ll be tremendous. It’ll be tremendous. And it wasn’t tremendous. Now I’ve two items of tape which might be going to be on my wall endlessly until I need to rip off the wallpaper till I get them patched in, which I most likely will ’trigger it’ll bug me. And after that, I’ll put most likely 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 achieved. I have to get occurring this, and it’s like, oh, I’m so annoyed. So I do perceive your concern, and I feel that you just’re proper. I’d keep very far-off from these command strips on that wallpaper. I like command strips.

Emma: I’d take a look at it. I’d take a look at 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 tremendous. 

Elsie: I suppose. I identical 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 occasions 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 you understand 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 sort of crumble. So even placing a nail in generally can sort of make them type 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 identical to making this huge gap and also you’re getting no nearer to hanging your artwork or your calendar or no matter it’s you needed to hold up there, and it’s tremendous irritating. Plaster partitions, I like outdated homes, however that’s the factor. It’s like I wanna transfer artwork round pretty usually and plaster partitions drive me nuts on the subject of these issues. 

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

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

Elsie: For those who can’t put a tiny nail, there are these sorts of nails that you may get on Amazon. I’ll hyperlink to them which might be like, they sort of appear to be somewhat hoop. And the factor that’s cool about them is you possibly can push them into your wall with out a hammer, after which they’ll maintain loads of weight. However I don’t understand how it could do on plaster. I take advantage of them loads in my final home. They’re sort of good. I suppose if I had been you possibly I’d use a command strip. I don’t know. 

Emma: I’d take a look at the command strip someplace. I’d a minimum of take a look at 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 youngsters’ bookshelf or one thing. I’d a minimum of take a look at 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, possibly you’ve used them. They’re known as wall canine, they sort of appear to be a, I do know it’s a bizarre title, however they sort 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 feel 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 along 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 sort of like crumbled, and I used to be like, okay, effectively neglect it. 

Elsie: The opposite factor is you probably have leftover wallpaper, And you understand, you possibly can do a patch then you possibly can simply know that forward of time. ’trigger that’s sort of how I’m now. I’m identical to, I used to be so mad about my little tape factor on model new wallpaper, however it’s just like the injury is completed. You already know, patching can also be tremendous. 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 is determined by what the wallpaper is. I don’t really feel like we solved Kate’s drawback. 

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

Emma: We really feel your ache, Kate. Plaster partitions are sort 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 100%. 

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 in search of months. So I suppose 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 sensible. Love your podcast. Thanks. 

Elsie: I feel it is a nice query. It’s very relatable. I battle with FOMO, like actually badly. So I do perceive, however I feel that once you’re renovating, it’s actually essential to identical to settle for upfront that higher concepts will all the time come alongside. It’s sort of like, I don’t know something in life. As you decide to one thing, you find it irresistible 100%, however you then’re all the time gonna see extra issues that may’ve been nice or that you’d’ve additionally cherished. Once you’re planning, like selecting your branding colours, planning a marriage, like something you possibly can consider that you just do in life. 

Emma: Naming your little one. 

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

I feel simply figuring out that that’s an unavoidable reality, type of eases the ache of it. I personally, as an individual with loads of FOMO, I feel over-planning is a optimistic 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 way of 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 the entire choices put accessible, and I feel that that’s very wholesome, however, the way in which you’re feeling you’ll most likely all the time have that, however I feel simply figuring out that everybody feels that manner, it does really feel like a lot stress. However you possibly can solely design one home. You already know, you possibly can solely design one kitchen, you understand? A minimum of this 12 months, at a time. 

Emma: Yeah, I feel too, one factor I’d do if it had been me, and I don’t know if it will enable you to, however you understand, put it out there’s if sooner or later you do see, oh my gosh, there’s this new sort of countertop or this new sort 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. Concentrate on all of the issues that you just did rather well, as a result of I wager you that every thing that you just researched, and there’s most likely so many choices that you just’re gonna make which might be gonna serve you and your loved ones or whoever you reside with actually, rather well. So you understand, if there’s some small factor that’s like, oh, I want I had made a special selection there, that’s regular, everyone has that. It’s not an enormous deal, however that you just don’t need to make that the point of interest. You may say that’s one a part of the entire story, and all the story is, largely this went rather 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, you understand, simply preserve the religion. I don’t know. 

Elsie: It’ll be okay. Simply get the most effective kitchen you possibly can, choose the most effective stuff you possibly can, 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. It’s also possible to simply respect issues from afar. Not every thing that you just love is gonna be in your home. A few of it’s gonna be in your pal’s home, a few of it’s gonna be in a lodge 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 manner we do, so it doesn’t all need to be in our home ’trigger it’s not gonna be.

Elsie: I feel that’s such an excellent perspective to have. Such as you make your home your individual little paradise, however there are nonetheless gonna be one million extra alternative ways to have a dream house. 

Emma: I inform myself this each time I wanna reduce my hair bizarre. ’trigger I’m like, you gained’t prefer it. You’ve achieved this earlier than. Simply admire anyone else’s hair. Don’t reduce your hair that manner. You gained’t prefer it, you by no means do. So, you understand, 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. Properly, that’s it on the decor, so now it’s time for a joke or a reality, or possibly a meditation with Nova. 

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

Nova: Hello. 

Elsie: Do you’ve got a joke this week? 

Nova: Sure. What? I imply, why can’t you are taking a take a look at within the jungle? 

Elsie: Why not? 

Nova: Trigger there are too many cheetahs. 

Elsie: Cheetahs? Oh, that’s an excellent joke. I find it irresistible. 

Nova: Get it? Cheat?

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