There’s no denying the pure joy that decorating a home can bring but it can also be incredibly daunting. The possibilities are endless, which is exciting, but too many options can often leave us with decision fatigue. So many questions plague us along the way from how to pick the perfect white paint to understanding how to buy a rug (and style it too!)—it’s a creative minefield. So, in a bid to solve these decorating dilemmas we launched the Ask Athena series to give EyeSwoon readers direct access to Athena Calderone’s expertise. Because with a few simple ideas, anyone can execute thoughtful design at home. Up next, how to mix lighting.