8. Fear of Embracing What You Want
Perhaps the biggest psychological hurdle when it comes to designing your space is deciding how you want to live in it. Of course, what you want must always be tempered with a realistic sense of what your lifestyle is, what your needs and priorities are, and what your space and budget can handle. But life is too short to feel ashamed to express your eccentricities or create a home that makes you feel happy, calm, secure, and inspired. Your decor doesn’t have to say something about you, but it should reflect what makes you feel good and help you live your best life. Couples should respect one another’s needs and compromise whenever possible. Children should be allowed to choose a favorite color for the walls or build a fort out of their child-size bed. Those who live alone should celebrate their freedom to build a nest tailored to fit their needs and desires.