1 / 4

The Problem: Ignoring Kids' Clutter

Kids have tons of stuff. While it would ideally stay in its designated areas, it doesn't. It gets everywhere. You could let the clutter torment you, getting in constant yelling matches over its mysterious migration from the playroom to the kitchen - or you could put solutions in place to organize it where it lies. Jessica explained, "If you can keep clutter at bay and make activities more efficient, you'll feel happier because you have more time to spend enjoying your home."

The Solution:

Jessica says this starts with noticing how you really live - not how you wish you lived. "Does your family room floor always end up covered in toys? If so, what can you do to make cleanup easier? Do your kids' art supplies end up all over the kitchen island? If so, how can you make it easy to access, but also easy to put away?"

Don't get stuck in convention, There are no right or wrong answers here, Jessica reminds us. It's about finding what is best and easiest for your family. "What works for someone else might not work for you and vice versa. So feel free to keep art supplies in your kitchen, or have a speaker that plays songs while your children pick up toys off the floor, if that's the solution that works best."

4 Reasons Your Home Is Giving You Anxiety - and How to Fix Them

When wanting to design a welcoming family home, we often look for outside inspiration: magazines, Pinterest, and social media. But interior designer Jessica McClendon, founder of Glamour Nest, does things differently. She looks deep inside her clients, putting their emotional needs first and foremost in every design she does.

Jessica explained, "The truth is, we don't just decorate to have a beautiful home. While it's a nice side effect, the need comes from a much deeper desire to share life and ourselves with the people we love. That's why if you attempt to follow the latest decorating trends simply because it's what everyone else is doing, you won't truly be happy with the result. Will it look pretty? Totally. But if your emotional needs are not being met, it won't feel like a home."

If Jessica's words are setting off alarms in your head as to why your home just doesn't put you at ease despite all the beautiful decor you've filled it with, read on. Ahead, Jessica explains common reasons your home may be giving you anxiety and how to fix them.


6 Expert-Approved Paint Colors For Extroverts