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Chris Buckner on Home Decor and Organization: Tips and Inspiration for a Beautiful and Functional Home

Former Jonathan Alder Showroom manager shares tips for creating a beautiful and functional home.

By Chris BucknerPublished 8 months ago 3 min read

A well-decorated and organized home can significantly impact your quality of life. It can make you feel more relaxed, inspired, and productive. However, achieving a beautiful and functional home can be intimidating, especially if you need help figuring out where to start. Below are tips and inspiration for home decor and organization to help you create a space you love.

Start with a Plan

Before you start decorating or organizing your home, it’s essential to have a plan. Identify your goals and your priorities. Do you want to create a more relaxing environment? Do you need more storage space? Do you want to add more color to your home? Having a clear plan will help you stay focused and make informed decisions.

Declutter and Organize

Decluttering and organizing are the most critical steps in creating a functional home. Start by going through each room and removing anything you no longer need or use. Then, organize your belongings in a way that makes sense to you. Use storage solutions like baskets, bins, and shelves to keep your home organized and clutter-free.

Choose a Color Scheme

Finding a color scheme can help create a cohesive and visually appealing home. Start by choosing a neutral base color and then add pops of color throughout your home. Use complementary colors to create contrast and interest. Make sure to use colors that you love and that make you feel happy and inspired.

Mix and Match Textures

Try mixing and matching textures to add depth and interest to your home decor. Different textures like velvet, cotton, and leather create a layered and visually appealing space. Mix patterns and textures to create a unique and personalized look.

Add Plants and Greenery

Plants and greenery can add life and energy to your home. They can also improve air quality and create a more relaxed environment. Choose plants that are easy to care for, and that suit your lifestyle. Place them in different areas of your home to create a natural and refreshing ambiance.

Personalize Your Space

Personalizing your space can make it feel more inviting and comfortable—display items with sentimental value, like family photos or artwork you love. Use accessories like pillows, rugs, and curtains to add personality and style to your home.

Create a Focal Point

Creating a focal point in your home can add visual interest and draw the eye to a specific area. Use a statement piece like an intriguing artwork or a unique furniture item to set a focal point in your home. Make sure it’s something you love and reflects your style.

Creating a beautiful and functional home is possible with the right tips and inspiration. By starting with a plan, decluttering and organizing, choosing a color scheme, mixing and matching textures, adding plants and greenery, personalizing your space, and creating a focal point, you can transform your home into an area that you love. Remember, your home reflects your personality and style, so create a space that makes you happy and inspired.


Chris Buckner spent a few years traveling after receiving his undergraduate degree before settling on a profession. Chris is a born writer, and for many years he worked as a columnist for Metropulse, a publication that is a member of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN).

Chris Buckner, who has been a vocal activist from a young age, turned to this platform to advance alternative media via outreach and instruction. AAN publications are renowned for their regional focus on the arts and culture, their objectivity in news reporting, compassion for social and individual rights, and zeal for covering topics that many mainstream media outlets ignore. In his weekly lifestyle column, Chris Buckner highlighted local artists, where he shared museum exhibition insights and promoted new bands. Chris also obtained showcase experience as a cover story writer.


About the Creator

Chris Buckner

Chris Buckner is a customer service professional and retail expert who has over twenty years of experience in the industry. Now residing in NYC, Chris is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. Learn more by visiting

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