7 Common Home Decorating Mistakes To Avoid

by HOMESEARCH Realty & Investments, LLC 05/12/2019

Giving your home that extra special touch of class usually requires some much-needed design retouches. However, to get your home looking picture perfect, there are some decorating "don'ts" you should try as much as possible to avoid. Interior design is highly personal, and this is in no way an attempt to clamp down your creative genius. It is a helpful design guide to make sure you get the best design results and also make sure that you don't go off the rails with your home decor.

Avoid repeating the same fabric throughout your space 

Matching everything with the same material is quite old-fashioned. You should try spicing things up by choosing a beautiful mix of different colors for your throw pillows, upholstery, window curtains, and so on. A collection of varied upholstery and textures makes the design look unique and adds to its color and theme.

Mind the size of your rug

A small rug can get lost in the center of a big room. You should go for a center carpet that doesn't just fit the size of your coffee or dining table but if it is possible, slides under the furniture as well. It is advisable that you have no furniture outside the rug.

Never push up your furniture against the walls

This old-style setup is a huge no-no when it comes to home design as this doesn't make your room look any more prominent, but instead, it chokes up your space.

Never paint without testing a small area

Before you go on to paint the entire wall, you should first check the color on a small portion of the wall. Sometimes, light can cause some weird visual effects so make sure it suits what you want. Ask the painter to paint a small area with the colors you are considering. Let the small patches dry so that you can see the final look before making a decision.

Avoid dangling curtains 

You wouldn’t want to have a curtain swaying aimlessly halfway between your window sill and the floor as this can easily offset the comfort of the room. Go for a curtain that reaches the floor to avoid “airborne” curtains.

Don’t go overboard with houseplants 

It's no denying that a little green can go a long way in bringing a breath of fresh air to your home as it can set on a shelf, coffee table or anywhere suitable. However, overdoing it can make your home look like a greenhouse. Pick your favorite greens and position them around the house.

Avoid cluttered wires 

One sure sight for sore eyes is seeing a bunch of wires dangling and hanging over your room. Hide these within a rod or tube against the wall or within a box hidden from view.Before deciding to put your home on the market, ask your real estate agent to evaluate if your style might hinder your home sale, and what to do about it.

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