When it comes to designing and decorating a home, chances are many people make mistakes. From too many colors to buying big and bulky furniture. The good news is that you are not alone, and this is why we have interior designers to help us out. However, if you aren’t fortunate enough to hire one, you can look at our short guide of home decor mistakes you can avoid.
Dark Furniture Is Small Spaces
Colors can really make or break a room. This is why it is highly recommended to choose your colors wisely, both for furniture and when painting a specific room. Experts advise that if you choose darker colors in a room, it’s very possible that this will make the room look smaller than it actually is. On the contrary, lighter colors are more likely to make a room look bigger. Additionally, neutral hues make a room seem more comfortable and less cramped. So, be sure to have this all in mind when picking all your decor colors.
Too Many Framed Photos
Most people love to show off their beloved family members, however, when it comes to photos and frames less is more. Decor professionals suggest that you should display no more than a handful of photo frames within a specific area or room. The last thing you want to do is overwhelm the wall and your guests. A better alternative is to purchase a digital photo frame that sets all your favorite photos to a slideshow.
Overdoing It On Accent Pillows
We agree accent pillows are a great addition to a room. However, believe it or not, but there is actually is a limit to how many pillows you should have in a certain space. Before you head out to buy all those beautiful pillows you intend to have all over your home, take a moment to look at the room and see how many could fit comfortably. Adding too many will just make the room look cluttered and unorganized rather than cozy and intimate.
Toilet Covers & Rugs
Fuzzy toilet covers and rugs are so 1970. So, if you still have either of these items in your home, it’s time to toss them now! These pieces not only make your bathroom cheap but this is a huge decor mistake. There are so many other bathroom decor options you can use instead. Head over to Pinterest to check out some amazing ideas.
Displaying All Your Antiques and Collectibles
We completely understand if you’re one of those people who are love to display all your sentimental antiques and prized collectibles. However, in this day and age in the year 2021, you need to realize that this kind of display is not always the most aesthetically pleasing decoration in a home. Decor experts advise you to rather have just a handful of your favorite items on display. Otherwise, these are ultimately just dust collectors that make your home look like an old museum.
Adding Too Many Colours
As we’ve said before when it comes to color in your home, your choice can truly be crucial. One of the biggest decor mistakes that people tend to make is that they select an array of colors for just one space. The saying “the more the merrier” doesn’t always apply when it comes to color. Doing this will only make the room look confusing and messy. You rather want to have the space looking bright and homely. A good rule of thumb for a cohesive color palette is to use no more than 5 colors throughout your home.