I’m an interior guru and there are three things I wish I had known when I started


AN interior designer has taken the internet by storm after revealing the advice she wished she had heard about sooner.

When decorating your space – which is especially exciting if you’re a first-time homeowner – it’s very easy to get overwhelmed and make choices you’ll regret later.


The expert’s videos have earned her more than 52,000 followers on TikTokCredit: Rachel Steffensmeir
Although tempting, Rachel recommends avoiding bagging everything you see


Although tempting, Rachel recommends avoiding bagging everything you seeCredit: Rachel Steffensmeir

Luckily offering a helping hand, an expert took it to TikTok to share a list of home decor do’s and don’ts.

In a video that has since gone viral with nearly 67,000 views, Rachel Steffenmeister (@subtleimpacts) said that focusing on the color scheme is more important than the overall style of the room – whether it’s Scandinavian, bohemian or French country.

“So what happened to me was that every time I went to buy a piece, I was so worried that it wouldn’t match the style.

“But if it matches your space and the other colors in the room, it usually worked.”

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Before leaving to buy different works, plant pots and furniture define the only vocation of the room.

“Do you want the space to be a reading room? Do you want it to be a living room? A kitchen?”

Here, she added, another aspect to consider is the comfort you want for the room in question and the approximate number of guests you plan to accommodate.

”Thirdly […]don’t buy all at once.

“Even if you have the money to do it, start with your rugs and sofas, because you don’t know how high they will be yet,” Rachel explained.

”So your decoration pieces might be off – and you won’t be able to use them anymore…”

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Not only will this save you a headache of having to figure out what to do with those items that no longer work, but also wasting money unnecessarily.

Grateful for the advice, some viewers took to it in the comments to share their thoughts, with one writing: “You’re on point with point #1!

”I also made this mistake. Focusing on your personal style versus the color scheme made my space too ‘themed’.

Someone else looked desperate and even begged Rachel to design the interior of their home.

“but how do I know which palette I want,” a second also needed professional help.

With nearly 53,000 subscribers and nearly 220,000 likes on the social media giant, Rachel has become a go-to for many owners.

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In her recent excerptsshe explained what color combinations you should choose for pillows based on different sofa tones.

another videoviewed over 14,000 times, reveals different ways to warm up a gray room.

Along with tips for home decorating, Rachel also shares snippets from her workouts


Along with tips for home decorating, Rachel also shares snippets from her workoutsCredit: Rachel Steffensmeir

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