You may be starting from scratch when you decorate, or maybe you are thinking about updating a room. Your goal is to create comfortable surroundings where you can kick back, relax and have fun after a long day. Well-made name-brand furniture is an investment you can enjoy for years to come, so you don’t want to make any decorating mistakes.
Here are some common decorating mistakes to avoid at all costs.
Mistake #1: Not Planning Out Your Room
Think about your lifestyle and the size of the room when you plan out your decorating project. If you simply go out and buy furniture that you like, it may not suit your needs and fit in the space allotted. Don’t forget you need plenty of room for people to walk around the furniture. Use graph paper to map out your room to avoid missteps.
Mistake #2: Not Thinking about Proportion
In today’s world, you can find a huge array of sofas, chairs, cocktail tables and more in every style imaginable. Your job is to find the pieces you like with the right proportions for your room. You may love the look of a stately wing chair, but in a smaller space, it can look overpowering. On the other hand, a small sofa in a huge great room will look underwhelming. Use your sense of proportion for accessories as well when you add the finishing touch.
Mistake #3: Not Having a Focal Point
Decorators know that to give the room a look of balance and harmony you need a focal point in the room. There should be something that catches your eye immediately, and other furnishings can be arranged around the focal point.
Some homes have a natural focal point like an architectural detail such as a fireplace or a bay window. If you don’t have a natural focal point, think about a high style cocktail table or a dramatic accent piece
like a wine cabinet or a fashionable fireplace console.
Mistake #4: Not Channeling Marie Kondo
Clearing the clutter is the key to an attractive and organized room. Get rid of what you don’t need and be sure to plan enough storage space to make things easy. An attractive armoire in the bedroom, a credenza in the living room and a china cabinet in the dining room can help control the clutter.
Mistake #5: Not Mixing it Up a Bit
Of course, the furniture, rugs and decorative items you choose should go together for a harmonious look. But that doesn’t mean that everything has to match exactly. Choosing too many matching furniture pieces can make your home look too impersonal. Mix it up with accent pieces in a different style to give your home a more interesting and stylish look.
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