A Lazy Mom’s Guide to Home Decorating (Decor Hacks)

Home decorating may seem like it takes a lot of creativity, time, and money. The truth is anyone can make their home look inviting. Whether it starts with the color scheme or how you place items around your home, there are so many home décor hacks that you’re going to love.

Use the 60/30/10 Color Scheme
If you want your home to look put together, use the 60/30/10 color scheme. The way this works is that your walls take up 60% of your color scheme. Thirty-percent of your color scheme is devoted to the secondary color (paint trim, throw pillows, linens, etc.) and the last 10% is your accent color (accessories).

Tie Back Curtains with Necklaces
If you want a chic, unique look, use necklaces to tie back curtains. You can find costume jewelry at thrift stores very inexpensively or you can find necklaces on clearance at Walmart or Target. This is a fun and cute home décor hack.

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Place Items in Groups of Three
Items always look better when grouped together in groups of three. It doesn’t matter if it’s candles or pictures or figurines. The items don’t have to be the same. In fact, items look best when they vary in height.

Flameless Candles with Timers
Lit candles placed around your home can be beautiful during the evening time. However, it’s a pain to go around and light and put out the candles. Instead, invest in battery powered “Flameless Led Wax Pillar Candles” … and some of them even comes with a remote. You just have to set the timers and forget about it until the batteries need replaced. Your candles will come on and go out at the same time each evening.

Make Switching Out Seasonal Plants Super Easy
Not into gardening? Make switching out seasonal flowers and plants foolproof by planting the flowers in their pots. This way you can easily remove them from your flower bed and replace them with another seasonal plant.

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Do you love to craft? You can create crafts to hang around your home to personalized it with your own touch. Best of all, when you’re tired of it, it can easily be removed.

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Home decorating doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. You can use these home décor hacks to give your home a new look. Whether you place a set of battery powered candles on your end table or use necklaces to tie back curtains, you will love these hacks.


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  • Sarupa shah

    I like the 60:30:10 rule. And haven’t noticed threes. Maybe it’s odd numbers as I like things on their own … except candles and there can never be enough candles!!!

  • Audrey

    The 60:30:10 rule sounds awesome. I had never heard of that before, and I would recommend this to my friends and family. Sounds like a lot of fun being creative!

  • Cassandra Mayers

    I agree about the items in 3, it does always look better. I have major though when it comes to placing things around my house and so they would also have to be spaced out correctly haha

  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    I love craft and crafting, too! It’s not something I have loved for all my life but I have learned to appreciate it! Yeah…I think I can utilise your guide here.

  • Kelly martin

    These home decorating hacks are super helpful. I need to do some redecorating at home soon.

  • Nicole

    This is just what I needed! I’m not good at decorating, so this really helped. Thanks!

  • Stacie

    These are great ideas! It’s easy to do little things that can really change the vibe of your home. For example, I use battery operated candles all the time. They are cute a and they don’t require an open flame.

  • Ruth I

    I am a design savvy as well same as any mother in the world. I find our tips very effective. Cannot wait to get them a go.

  • Angela

    I’ve used the group of 3 myself and it’s a great way to create an effect very simply. I love your idea of 60/30/10 for the colour schemes.


    Wow! Suuuuper easy tip that I can definitely use. Will Pin it and keep it in my arsenal!

  • Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen

    Some great simple ideas here! Perfect for people with not too much time but want that stylish look!

  • Nate

    It’s a classic decor rule that helps create a color palette for a space. It states that 60% of the room should be a dominant color, 30% should be the secondary color or texture and the last 10% should be an accent. My friend who is an interior decorator is all about this!

  • Heather

    It’s like you wrote this for me. I want to have a beautifully decorated home but don’t have the time to put into it.


    I’ve seen curtains tied back with necklaces before. If you use the right kind of necklace it can look really good.

  • Sarah Bailey

    These are some great ideas I have to admit I’ve not heard of the 60/30/10 idea before but it sounds like a great way to decorate!

  • Natasha Mairs

    I have heard that 3 is the magic number! I think changing your plants and colour scheme can improve a room greatly

  • Bree

    The groups of three is my go to hack as well. It always seems to look right when you follow that rule!

  • winsze

    I love the idea of candle timers, I’ve never heard of that before. Plus its great that you won’t have to worry about anything setting alight. I love the tips you shared, I love house decorating, and I will keep 60/30/10 Color Scheme in mind for the future.

  • Sara | mshealthesteem.com

    Loving all these tips. I’m not a mama, but Imma use these for sure! Thank you ♡

  • Celebrate Woman Today

    I love home decor and do a lot by creating my own stuff. Crafting and ability to sew really contribute to that.

  • catherine santiago jose

    Nice post but definitely decorating your home is not really an easy task and thank you for sharing this tips with us. Now I am so excited to decorate my house as a preparation on this holidays.


    Really great tips. the 60:30:10 rule are very convenient. This is nice and amazing tips. I need to practice my crafting skill then.

  • littlemisadvencha

    i love reading your blog. this post is something i should bookmark! very interesting. that i love to try them….


  • Surekha-dreamingloud.com

    These are such great hacks..! Thanks for sharing.. Great job on this blog.. Love it..

  • Laura

    These are great tips and I like the tittle of the post too. I definetly am lazy when it comes decorating x


  • Emman Damian

    The 60:30:10 rule sounds so cool! I’ll tell my friends about it. It’s very timely for the holiday season.

  • kumamonjeng

    I learn so much from this post, I didn’t know the to group things of three make it looks nicer. Now I learn.

  • Annemarie LeBlanc

    I agree with you that home decorating should not be expensive. Just make your creative streak come alive and make use of whatever you have on hand.

  • aisasami

    These tips on how to use other things to decorate are extremely helpful! It’s not lazy, but I think they are just are great way to use other materials to use for home decor.

  • Subhashish Roy

    Absolutely great piece of advise. And somethings that would be very easy to implement. Thanks for the tips again.


    Very nice choice of interior design. This is so soft in the eyes and very classy style. Simple but so beautiful in white.

  • Rhian Westbury

    Some of these lazy hacks are great. I love the 60,30,10 scheme for colours it wasn’t something I’d heard of before x

  • tweenselmom

    These are very valuable tips for home decorating. I am guilty of being lazy most of the times and these tips will help me beautify our little home without spending and efforting much.

  • Rachel

    I love the idea of hanging my artwork and crafts around the home. I’ve just moved into a new home and have a blank canvas and I want it to be my own unique style.

  • Rebecca Smith

    These are some great hacks. I hadn’t heard of the 60/30/10 color scheme but it actually makes total sense.

  • Sarah M

    Placing items in a group of three is a nice idea for me. I’d try it.

  • Dana Brillante-Peller

    I love the simplicity in your style. Very nice looks for the new place.

  • Fuzionmag

    These hacks for decorating are great..! Thanks for sharing, I will definitely try these. Nice blog.

  • Rachel

    I’m a SUPER lazy mom and this is PERFECT for me!

  • Annemarie LeBlanc

    I should follow that 60/30/10 rule. I am already going through so many decorating ideas in my mind using that trick. Thanks for this article. It is very helpful.

  • Julie Syl

    Nice tips in here, thanks for sharing your ideas..! I find decorating my home a little bit of a task. This will be very helpful.

  • Kiwi

    Im not even a mom yet but this is a great guide to decorating. I pinned this because I will be using many oft these tips.

  • Surekha-dreamingloud.com

    Great hacks..! Thanks for sharing..! I will definitely keep these in mind. Great job on this blog.

  • Melanie

    I like the sound of the 60, 30, 10 colour scheme. Not heard of this before but sounds like a great way to keep decor on point x

  • LAura - Dear Bear and Beany

    I love interiors and spending hours doing it. Great advice x

  • Jay Mih

    I never knew about the 60/30/10 rule until now. Thanks for the tips!

  • Colette

    I’ve not heard the 60 / 30 / 10 rule before – I’m now looking round my room and realising we need a little more of the 10!

  • Mellissa Williams

    I think the rule of threes is a great tip. It looks so much more interesting when you group items together like that

  • Cleange Harrison

    Lovely hack. Just precise and straight to the point. I love your articles.

    I will try out the black curtains with necklaces.

    Looking forward to your new posts.