I am not a decorator. But that is no reason I can't pretend I am one and be delighted with the outcome. I decided I needed to "summerize" my mantel last week.
I went out and bought a few white vases then came home and laid them out in every possible configuration on the mantel before I settled on this arrangement. When Chris came home I said "honey I re-arranged the mantel to make the living room look more summery, what do you think". He came into the room, examined the decor carefully, and said (with a totally straight face) "it looks like a whole new room".
Good response Chris. Very good response.