Decorating your home is fun and exciting. But, when you want to put so many things together or insist on getting your way, the results may not always be to your liking.
Color, Color; Toil and Trouble!
Many people had decorating horrors because of painting their place. One liked purple so much they painted the whole room with it. They regretted it not long after because it felt like Barney vomited all over the place. So remember to do test pots first – and in various places!
Too Big For the Doorway
Before buying furniture, make sure to get the dimensions of your place. That includes the doorways! One bought a beautiful mahogany dinner table. But, when they were trying to get in inside the house, it would not fit the doorway. The table had to sit stuck in the garage for a year.
Always, always check the measurements! Someone bought a headboard for a queen size bed. Unfortunately, when she installed it, the headboard was a half inch short on both sides. When she checked, the headboard’s measurements had Mexican standards. Her bed had US standards. That’s what made the difference.
Too Much Clutter
You may have collections or decorations that you want to have displayed on your living room. But, displaying too much might do more harm than good. Remember to organize your things. Don’t forget that less is more. This way, you would avoid getting your living room looking like a curio shop.
Uncoordinated Art Pieces
Adding variation is something that must be noted when you are decorating, but not on everything. For example, you three art pieces of landscape. And then, a portrait of reclining women next to them. It’s not pleasing to anyone’s eyes, really.
Print on Print
You know how print on print does not look well on clothes? That’s the same thing with furniture, especially themed upholstery. Although you may want some theme on your house, don’t apply it to your upholstery. Don’t make the mistake of having themed upholstery and then putting a patterned cushion on it. Terrible! Go for neutral or solid colors for your upholstery and add spice through your cushion.
Artwork is Too High or Too Low
Placing an artwork too high or too low defeats the purpose of placing an artwork in your home. Remember to place it at eye-level. Guests wouldn’t mind admiring a beautiful work if they have to strain their neck.
Everything Goes Together
As previously mentioned, variation is something that you should keep in mind when decorating. You don’t have to make everything match. In the long run, it will look to dull. Find things that work together and reflect your style.
Reviews are Important
When you’re buying furniture online, do not forget to check the reviews of previous customers. A user bought a couch online, with all the fancy upholstery and matching cushions. Unfortunately, the couch was too uncomfortable, they let it go in a jiffy!
Keep Something You Dislike
Some people find it difficult to throw out something they don’t like. But, remember, when you hate it, discard it! Don’t torture yourself seeing that stuff for years.