6 Common Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

6 Mistakes While Decorating Your Own House

Decorating is about the things you do; the colors you pick, the furniture you love, and the accents you decide to finish your space off with that ideal look that you’ve been sitting tight for. Decorating is likewise about the things that you don’t do (or more usually than you do and undo). An auditorial eye is one that is continually searching for things that can go. Either in light of the fact that they don’t fit or on the grounds that it’s simply an excess of something that is otherwise good. So following are the 6 common mistakes to avoid while decorating your own house.

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Don’t Choose a Small Rug

Are you using a rug that is too small?. Small-size floor rugs are one of the most well-known decorating mistakes. The entirety of the furniture should be sitting on the rug. If this is not possible, the front legs of more strong and solid items can be on the rug with the back two needn’t be. Every one of the four legs of smaller pieces ought to be on the rug.

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Don’t Choose Short Curtains or Drapes

Curtains and drapes should skim the floor. It’s alright in the event that they’re longer and they puddle a bit, but they should never be shorter. Curtains and drapes that are too short have a similar impact as jeans that are too short: they make the divider look shorter than it is.

Don’t Use Too Many Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are good decorative accents. But don’t use so many of that you have to move them all of the sofa, chair or beds before you sit or lie down. Just because it’s displayed that way in a store for visual presentation, doesn’t mean that the look should be repeated in your home.

Don’t Create a Theme Room

Theme rooms can be fun to decorate, people tend to get sick of them quickly as most themes are associated with ongoing trends that may change quite often. Theme rooms become old and outdated quick. Then, you’re stuck having to spend more money replacing items that you no longer need in your room. Rather, try to include components of the theme that you like into a regular room. For example, if you like jungle themes toss in a couple of tiger or zebra print cushions or a footrest.

Don’t Put Your Furniture Against the Wall

Sometimes the room size can make this difficult, but try to pull furniture away from the walls to create more conversation areas. This is especially significant in living rooms and family rooms. Some people are reluctant to show the backs of furniture pieces. However, if they’re finished, there’s definitely no reason behind why this should be so.

Don’t Rely on Overhead Lighting

While overhead lighting is good to have, it doesn’t offer enough illumination, and it’s not particularly that glamourous. It’s better to have a mix of overhead, ambient, and task lighting. Just be sure to use a mix. It will provide more brightness and light as well as make the room and things placed in it look better.


Exercise your editorial eye for long enough, and you’ll find yourself running into the same mistakes over and over. That’s a good thing because knowing what not to do can be as useful and sometimes more useful, as having a firm grasp on what you should do. And just in case if you lack the practice and experience, here are a few things to look for the next time you take care of your decor. And you’ll be surprised how often you’ll see those mistakes, even in professionally designed rooms.

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