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Most Common Home Decor Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Most Common Home Decor Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When planning a renovation or a seasonal styling update without the help of an expert, it is easy to make some home decor mistakes. Here are the most common mistakes and how to fix them.

Mistake # 1 – Ignoring Scale and Proportion

Scale refers to the overall size of a thing while proportion refers to the relative size. In case of interior design, scale and proportion are the elements which impose the largest impact on spatial functionality. Furniture decor should have a similar scale to the room. For example, a 9- foot sofa in a small room may give an odd appearance. Avoid too many things of the same size in a single room, or too big or too small, which can make aspace look messy.

Mistake # 2 – Poor Furniture Placement

Placing furniture pieces close to the walls makes a room look smaller rather than larger – strange, but true! An easy fix for this: pull furniture pieces towards each other and off the walls to give your living room some breathing space. This arrangement is particularly essential in large, open-concept homes. Use a large area rug to consolidate the furnishings.

Mistake # 3 – Lack of Rugs

A room often looks incomplete without a bit of pattern on the floor. Rugs define spaces, and add color and warmth. They give an inviting feeling and make hard floors comfortable to walk on.

Mistake # 4 – Rugging up All Wrong

Rugs can easily transform a room and create a point of interest, but beware of choosing rugs of the right size for your room. For example, choosing a 4-by- 6-foot rug for the living room may make it out of balance. Instead, pick a rug that is large enough to fit front legs of furniture on it.

Mistake # 5 – Using Inadequate Lighting

Proper lighting plays a vital role in defining the mood of any space. Lighting should be done in layers. Light should come from multiple sources at different heights, including floor lamps, table lamps, and dimmers. Choose soft white bulbs over harsh fluorescent lights, which may make the space uninviting.

Mistake # 6 – Getting Everything to Go Together

It’s tempting to decorate a room with a similar theme, but it should not be overly matching. Try adding a few splashes of colors and mixing accessories to break monotony and add character to a room. It may take some time to achieve the feeling you want for your space, but .it is worth giving a try!


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