Decorating Mistakes To Avoid – There are do’s and don’ts when it comes to decorating your home. When choosing your next project, be sure to keep things modern but with a twist of your own style too. Here are a few ways to avoid home decorating mistakes…
These are a thing of the past! Or should I say the 90’s! You know, the ones that match the seat cover? Instead of a toilet rug, opt for a general multi-purpose rug that sits in the middle of your bathroom floor serving as a bath mat, sink rug, etc. A more modern and more functional take on a bathroom rug!
Too Many Photos
Some homeowners love to flood their homes with personal photos. Instead of cluttering space on the coffee table, mantel or another surface area try hanging professional photos. Creating a photo gallery on your wall can still showcase your fantastic, beautiful family without making your home seem cluttered.
Cords, Cords and More Cords
Cords are everywhere. In your family room around your entertainment center, office under the desk and even in your bedroom. Try hiding your cords in the wall by adding an outlet higher on the wall or hiding the cords behind furniture. But definitely, definitely hide the cords!
Out of Place Themes
Sure you might like the beach theme in your home, but sometimes your favorite theme may not make sense. Instead of decorating your entire family room in a beach theme (or another favorite theme) try using a specific color palette with accent pieces. Bringing the beach to your family room doesn’t have to look tacky or wacky!
By this, I mean door knobs, faucets, cabinet handles, etc. You can transform an entire look by updating hardware and bringing your home up to date. This is a simple fix and easy to DIY.
Formal – Unused Space
It was the “thing to do” at one point to have a formal living room and a functional family room. The living room was never used. Why? What’s the point? Instead of wasting this room in your home, give it an identity. Change it if you want to! Make it an office by adding doors, turn it into a play room or dining room. You choose!
This can not only make your home seem messy and dirty but also outdated. Find a place for your things so you can easily put them away. Don’t have a space for it? Make one! Add built-in shelves inside your home or even in the basement or garage. Having a place for everything will make cleaning your home a breeze.
Too Many Patterns
Patterns, florals, colors, you name it! Be careful when you mix and match. Have fun with your personal style but also keep it toned down for a more modern look. Maybe add your favorite pattern or print in an accent piece or make it the focal point but remember to tone down the rest of the decor depending on what you choose.