25 Interior Design Quotes to Inspire Your Next Project

Interior design quotes can inspire you to unleash your creativity and make headway on your next project.

No matter your interior design style, making it through an extensive reno or a room makeover is hard and time-consuming. So if you’re feeling stuck, let these famous interior design quotes inspire you into action.

Best Home Decorating and Interior Design Quotes

William Morris quote

“Have nothing in your house you don’t know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

Billy Baldwin quote

“Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style.” – Billy Baldwin

David Hicks quote

“The best rooms have something to say about the people who live in them.” – David Hicks

Charles Eames quote

“The details are not the details. They make the design.” – Charles Eames

Sister Parish quote

“Rooms should be timeless.” – Sister Parish

Joanna Gaines quote

“Be intentional with your space. Don’t be afraid to step on a limb and design your home the way you love it.” – Joanna Gaines

Dorothy Draper quote

“I always put in one controversial item. It makes people talk.” – Dorothy Draper

Axel Vervoordt quote

“There’s an art to occupying a house. The atmosphere should reflect your personality, character, emotions. Above all, it should make you happy. This process takes time.” – Axel Vervoordt

Nate Berkus quote

“I believe your home tells a story about who you are and who you aspire to be.” – Nate Berkus

Jonathan Adler quote

“Think like a photographer. Look at every vignette in your home like its being shot for a shelter magazine and style accordingly.” – Jonathan Adler

Elsie de Wolfe quote

“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life.” Elsie de Wolfe

Phillipe Starck quote

“You create your own decoration. You choose your color, you choose your mood…If you are depressed, you put some bright yellow, and suddenly you are happy.” – Phillipe Starck

Kelly Wearstler quote

“By acquiring all your furniture from different eras and places and things that are expensive and inexpensive, it will make your end product have great spirit.” – Kelly Wearstler

Justina Blakeney quote

“Add life: people, plants, and pets are the souls of the home.” – Justina Blakeney

Coco Chanel quote

“Luxury must be comfortable otherwise, it is not luxury.” – Coco Chanel

Frank Lloyd Wright quote

“Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

Jessica Walsh quote

“If no one hates it, no one really loves it.” – Jessica Walsh

Bobby Berk quote

“Lighting is a good way to change the look of a space without spending much.” – Bobby Berk

Albert Hadley quote

“I deeply believe that a beautiful decor can have a beneficial influence on our lives.” – Albert Hadley

Robert L. Peters quote

“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.” – Robert L. Peters

Marcel Wanders quote

“Nothing grows old faster than the new.” – Marcel Wanders

William Haines quote

“The only real freedom we have left is the home. Only there can we express anything we want.” – William Haines

Andreee Putman quote

“Style is to see beauty in modesty.” – Andreee Putman

Patsy Stone quote

“One should never be the oldest thing in one’s house.” – Patsy Stone

Martha Stewart quote

“The most beautiful things are always simple.” – Martha Stewart