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25 Myths About Designing Your First Home

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There's an invisible design rule book floating around, and we need to address it.

Who actually said that all furniture has to match? Or that ceilings can only be painted white? Is there any room for bending, or even breaking, these rules? 

Throughout our home tours and exposure to diverse design takes, we've only been able to find one common thread: there are no rules. There is no set of homes that even abides by one single rule. Of course, we'd hope that keeping a semi-orderly home always prevails as a best practice. But in terms of design, well, there are a lot of myths out there. Read ahead to find out the 25 design rules we are calling out as not true.