WHO IS MARIANA?
“No one is you, and that’s your power!”
Mariana Matari is a 25 year old entrepreneur, mother of 2 and just graduated with her bachelors degree. She was born and raised in Lebanon and moved to Houston, Texas when she was 15 years old to proceed with her education and follow her ambitions. Mariana is the creator of @Decorcraze and is so passionate about interior design and anything related to home decor. It all started two years ago on September 10 when she decided to follow her dreams and inspire people with a goal of helping anyone struggling to create their dream home by following the easiest and simplest touches that will make a huge difference when it comes to styling. After all, it’s the little things that matter. When she started her page, she didn’t know what the future would hold. Mariana never would’ve never thought that her page would reach 138K two years later! She says she is still fascinated by how many opportunities and how many doors Instagram have opened for her as an influencer. Most of all, Mariana is so grateful for the home decor community that she is a part of. She was welcomed by so many inspiring people as soon as she started sharing her own home and other incredible houses styled by passionate people like herself. Besides, the best part was that she even fascinated herself and did not even know how creative and skilled she really was! This journey has definitely made Mariana believe in herself more and in her abilities. She never wants to limit herself and will always believe in her vision. Though there are so many interior designers and home decor bloggers, Mariana knows they can’t do what she can do because everyone is unique! Always reach to achieve your goals!
HOW DID MARIANA’S PAGE EVOLVE?
Mariana said she used to follow others who would inspire her and she really started believing that she wanted to start a page. Growing up, Mariana used to decorate her childhood home with her mom and spend hours decorating so it has always been in her. When she finally started decorating her own home, lots of people wondered who she hired to decorate when really it was all her! She decided to take a leap of faith and start her own page. It really became something she loved to do every day and she’s loved getting to know her home decor community on IG ever sense!
HOW OFTEN DOES MARIANA POST?
Mariana says she used to post 3 times per day as a new account! She admits that it’s the only way to grow genuinely and organically. It’s a lot of work and preparation, but it works! Once she reached 80k followers, she started just posting once a day and was still at a steady pace with growth. She also says that one of the keys to growing is always engaging and always replying! Mariana remembers when she was just starting out as a smaller account, she really appreciated those who took the time to reach out and truly help her grow by giving advice! She wants to be that person for smaller accounts now because she knows how much it helped her.
WHAT ARE A FEW TIPS MARIANA HAS FOR THOSE STARTING THEIR OWN ACCOUNT?
Mariana believes that whenever you have a vision, you should go for it! Don’t worry about what people will like and not like about you, just be yourself. Don’t eliminate yourself from the game by overthinking and questioning your specific style. You will succeed when you take that leap of faith!
Even if you are a little bit more on the shy side and trying to make everything look “camera perfect”, that’s not how real life is. Just be yourself and let loose a little bit because it will make your followers feel more comfortable anyways!
If you are sharing inspiration photos, make sure to choose the most viewed and best performing photo to share. You will gain followers and likes throughout your entire page when you do this!
WHERE CAN YOU FIND MARIANA?
@decorcraze – Instagram