Lessons in good design will stand the test of time. Sometimes we just need a little reminder (thanks, BuzzFeed!) of the ones we can count on to never go out of style.
lesson 1: When it comes to decorating, there really is no such thing as having too many picture frames.
lesson 2: Photos add personal dimension to a space. Frame them. Hang them. Display them.
lesson 3: We love stripes, color, and bold design moves. (That's no secret.) And we're still wowed by this painted ceiling.
lesson 4: Book lovers, take note. Add charm to a space by surrounding yourself with favorite titles.
lesson 5: When it comes to color, anything goes. Yep, even magenta.
lesson 6: From classic French to early '80s glamour, we're always craving the latest trends.
lesson 7: Black is chic. Embrace even dark hues on walls.
lesson 8: Blend styles. Don't hold yourself back from pairing old and new pieces together. When it comes to wallpaper, it's totally worth taking a risk.
lesson 9: Open shelving is ideal for stashing and displaying your well-edited collection of goods.
lesson 10: Mixing and matching artwork is a smart way to personalize your space.
lesson 11: Decorating inspiration comes from many things like movies, TV, and art.
lesson 12: Take your style outside and transform the backyard, patio, or terrace.
lesson 13: Unless you're a tried-and-true minimalist, there's no getting around having a lot of things.
lesson 14: For maximum impact (especially in small spaces), decorate from top to bottom.
lesson 15: Good lighting will define your space. Ready to shop for lighting? Browse an assortment of our favorites.
lesson 16: Kids' rooms are often the most stylish spaces. Dream in color (and think beyond baby blue and powder pink).
lesson 17: If you've got a working fireplace, you're oh-so-lucky. The non-working ones are pretty cool, too.
lesson 18: Mix and match prints. Play with patterns. We dare you.
lesson 19: A well-organized home has many advantages. For those with robust shoe collections, store with care.
lesson 20: There are a few rules you should follow about decorating with color. Most of them can be broken.
lesson 21: Pets make a house a real home.
lesson 22: Stripes really can transform a space.
lesson 23: Paint can make a difference in the most unexpected places, such as the front door.
lesson 24: Think about making smart, authentic, eco-friendly decorating choices.
lesson 25: Don't be afraid to use color, like cobalt blue, in the kitchen.
lesson 26: Surprising design choices can take a small space (this one is 200 square feet!) to exciting new heights.
lesson 27: Don't underestimate the power of neutrals (creamy whites, warm taupes, subtle ivory) for transforming a space. When it comes to picking your palette, go with your gut.
lesson 28: Putting your collections on display will show your heart, soul, and true style.
lesson 29: Decorating is intensely personal. No matter your style, make sure it tells a story. Your story.