Decorating Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old decorating quotes, decorating sayings, and decorating proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.     

Charles M. Shulz

By reshaping or decorating our outer selves, we express our inner sense of self: 'I like that' becomes 'I'm like that.'     

Virginia Postrel

Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.     

St. Jerome

If bad decorating was a hanging offense, there'd be bodies hanging from every tree!     

Sylvester Stallone

Your ultimate reason for staying in this crooked world is not to imitate its devastating physique, but trying do something about its ugly appearance.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.      

Bishop Robert South

Any opportunity to adorn oneself is human, and accessories are an easy way to do it.     

Marc Jacobs

Any halfway clever devil would decorate the highway to hell as beautiful as possible.     

Criss Jami

Decorating is like music. Harmony is what we constantly strive for. At home, we want a peaceful atmosphere where the objects are the notes and nothing is off-key.     

Charlotte Moss

Your body is a temple, but how long can you live in the same house before you redecorate?      

Author Unknown

Images adorn our inner life and carry great power there.     

William Shirley

No matter what our decorating style - realized or aspired to the essential spiritual grace our home should possess is the solace of comfort.     

Sarah Ban Breathnach

A designer knows when he has reached perfection not when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.     

Epictetus

Decorating is not about making stage sets, it's not about making pretty pictures for the magazines, it's really about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul.     

Albert Hadley

Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned.     

Swami Nirmalananda

The house decorating with the things and yourself with the dress is nothing as long as you do not furnish your language, talk and your character with the role modesty, decency, morals, sincerity and love of humans.     

Ehsan Sehgal

Decorating golden rule: Live with what you love.     

unknown

People can see past the decorating a lot of times, but if they see that a house hasn't been taken care of, they wonder what else is wrong that they can't see.     

Mary Johnson

True ornament is not a matter of prettifying externals. It is organic with the structure it adorns, whether a person, a building, or a park.     

Frank Lloyd Wright

Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.     

Alex Clay Hutchings

Women always show more taste in adorning others than themselves; and the reason is that their persons are like their hearts — they read another's better than they can their own.     

Jean Paul

Our sins are like a carousel where the same decorated dogs, pigs, and goats, ridden by the foolish, come around again and again until the machine wears out.     

Austin O'Malley

Behind every attractive room there should be a very good reason.     

Sister Parish

It is not your outward appearance that you should beautify, but your soul, adorning it with good works.      

Clement of Alexandria

Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.     

Veronica A. Shoffstall

What could be more serious than the love of man for woman, what more commanding, more impressive, bearing in its bosom the seeds of death; at the same time these lovers, these people entering into illusion glittering eyed, must be danced round with mockery, decorated with garlands.     

Virginia Woolf

Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way in the world, without them it is like a great rough diamond, very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value; but most prized when polished.     

Lord Chesterfield

In religions which have lost their creative spark, the gods eventually become no more than poetic motifs or ornaments for decorating human solitude and walls.     

Nikos Kazantzakis