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The Power of Swift Action

I used to think I was a perfectionist until I really stared at my art for a long time and realized my functional collage style is far from perfect. If I really was a perfectionist, I would be painting landscapes scrupulously with oil paints or something, not gluing a bunch of random stuff together to create something that kind of looks functional.

After thinking about this longer I came to embrace that “imperfectionist” inside of me and started making really wild art. Then, after taking some lessons from my favorite Ted Talk I started really understanding myself.

Now, I am glad to be nowhere close to being a perfectionist because I believe the power of swift action is a wonderful thing that can bless people’s lives. Instead of calling this imperfect action I like to call it swift action because it’s hard to do anything perfectly if you do it swiftly. I believe that if more people understood that they didn’t have to do things perfectly they would get so much more done and reach their goals faster.

I no longer stress over double checking everything because I just want to move onto the next project. For example, I’ve been finishing a lot more paintings recently because I’m satisfied with how they look. And when it comes to the kind of home decor we share here on my blog, ideas come to my head a lot more frequently because I’m less nervous about caring whether people will like them or not.

I started messaging friends to share this new internal discovery and some people didn’t respect this message but others have changed their lives due to it. I think it’s amazing how much you can get done if only you don’t care whether it’s perfect or not after you call it “finished.” After all, who is to say that Picasso’s paintings are perfect? That’s a far stretch! If Picasso tried so hard to make everything perfect I bet he wouldn’t have finished half of the paintings he did.

My friend who was most impacted by my message was one from Calgary whom I chat with on Facebook quite often. He works for an appliance repair company ( and I don’t think it’s possible for him to cut corners at work when fixing fridges and suchlike but he has been practicing the power of swift action at home and has noticed an amazing increase in productivity. For the first time in his life, he feels safe saying that he’s creative because he no longer stresses over whether his artwork is good or not. He just gets it done and moves onto the next!

This is why my advice for anyone out there struggling with perfectionism should try finishing some paintings even when they know they’re not perfect. After hanging up your imperfect paintings on the wall for a week or two you’ll start to see the beauty in imperfection and this could be the remedy you need to kick perfectionism to the dust. That’s just my advice, anyway. Also, check out that Ted Talk I mentioned above because there’s a lot more too this topic than I covered here.

Need Paintings for Walls? Paint Them Yourself!

The beautiful thing about abstract art is that everyone can do it. If you need some paintings for your walls in the house, you can get paints that match your furniture and splatter them across a canvas until you’re satisfied with the result.

There are many benefits to doing your own paintings. Today, Deco Home Conseil is going to discuss three! First of all, painting with wine and friends as a social activity is very fun. Invite the girls over for some painting, set out some cheese, wine and classical music, and have a good time.

Secondly, doing your own painting assures it’ll be the way you want it to be. If you don’t have any skill, you can still go wild with splattering and flicking, smudging and rubbing paint onto a canvas so that it comes out as something that looks good to your eye. That’s what matters most. And if you don’t like it, keep tossing paint onto it until you do. Abstract is so fun!

Thirdly, there’s my favorite benefit of doing your own paintings. When you have guests over, especially people who don’t know you too well and have never been over before, you can impress them if they ask you about one of your paintings. You can say, “Oh, that. I’m glad you like it. It’s just something I quickly whipped together.”

So if you’re looking for a hobby and could benefit from a few extra paintings in the living room, get some canvases. Even cheap ones from the dollar store will do. Then find all your old paint cans, buy some paints and brushes, set up some garbage bags on the kitchen table, or newspapers, and go crazy with it. If you realize how fun it is like I did, soon you might have dozens of your own paintings not only decorating your house but that of your friends and family, too.

Our First Post: Seeking Excited Home Decor Enthusiasts

This blog has exciting goals and we’re building an exciting team, with a dream of becoming a magazine one day, all about home renovation, decoration and art. We cover everything from the latest crazes and fads in indoor fashion to the not-so-popular wild ideas that are underrated. We find beauty in ugliness, and never focus on the negative in art. We’re trained to see the good in art right away, to give artists the motivation they need to keep being awesome.

If you think you’d get along with us, feel free to submit your writing to be featured on our blog, and we’ll work together to bring new ideas to the forefront in home decor.

We strive to bring forth decoration ideas for all rooms of the house. We’ve been involved in wild inventions, like statuesque toilets, beds that rotate via motors, and treadmills in the kitchen that you can use while you cook. We’re here for the long run and would love to have you on the team. Hit us up at !!!