How to Avoid Decorating Mistakes

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How to Avoid Decorating Mistakes

The chance is that everyone has probably committed one of these decorating mistakes, but being aware of these decorating mistakes means that you won’t commit them again. Let’s take a look at the decorating mistakes that you should avoid.


Too Many Pillows

Pillows are there to add comfort, but when there are so many on the sofa that you barely sit means that you should limit pillows to two or three.

More than One Focal Point

You should try to limit your focal points to one per room. This can be tricky depending on the architecture of the room, but having more than one focal point can make a room feel disjointed.

Test the Paint

You should always test a sample of your wall colour before you commit. A paint colour can vary depending on the amount of light in the room and the way natural light travels during the day. Paint a sample square on the wall and leave it for a day before you decide.

Cheap Furniture

It can be tempting to buy furniture that is inexpensive but you might be sacrificing quality for price. You should buy the best you can afford when it comes to important piece of furniture.

Your Lifestyle

You need to think about how you live in a room when you decorate it. for instance if you eat dinner on a sofa, cuddle with pets and put your feet up then you need a sofa that is durable, comfortable and stain resistant.

Too Many Wood Tones

It is good to have variety in wood tones but don’t use too many. Mixing woods that have orange undertones with ones that have red undertones can clash. Keep wood tones in the same colour family but with different varieties.

Too Many Patterns

Patterns are great but having to many can be distracting and confusing. Keep patterns down to a minimum and make sure that they flow.

Furniture Cover for Stains

We all hate stains, but rather have furniture that is stain resistant then covering them up with old throws or covers.

Treating Every Room as a Separate Unit

The rooms in your home do not need to look alike, but they should relate to each other. You should try to coordinate styles and colours to an extent so that it doesn’t feel disjointed.

Inadequate Lighting

Lighting is an important element in any room. You need an appropriate mix of ambient, task and accent lighting and place lights at different levels throughout a room.


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