5 DIY Interior Decorating Mistakes March 13, 2015 08:23

Decorating on your own is not always easy especially if you have no idea where to even begin! We all want to think there’s a creative side to us, but things can always get a little tricky. While some people don’t have the budget to hire an interior designer, it is always a good idea to get some insight if you plan to decorate on your own. If you want to know what our designers see in homes that drive them mad, check out these five decorating dont’s.


 

1. The Excessive Use of Decorative Painting

 

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You may think that painting a wall will make a space look better, but overusing decorative paint can end up in vulgarity. Knowing when to stop is key because painting does add a beautiful, elegant addition to space.

2. Too Many Candles

 

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We get that candles set a certain tone to a home, but too many clustered together and it becomes over welcoming. Think about spreading them out around your room or home to get a more balanced aesthetic.

3. Furniture Placed Far Apart

 

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Creating a living room space is a big deal in your home. You need to have a setting where a conversation is easy to have. Some of the time we think spreading furniture apart will make a space look bigger, but having furniture pushed against the wall, chairs spread apart, art pieces splattered everywhere doesn’t cut it.

4. Lamps That Don’t Belong

 

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Lighting is a crucial part of your home. One thing that bothers our designers are lamps that are dis-appropriate sizes on either ends of the sofa, table, or bedroom. You don’t need to get too creative with lamps, just keep it simple.

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5. One Light Source

 

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Again, lighting is important and don’t think hanging one light fixture in your home is going to cut it. The key thing about lighting is layering at different heights. Mix some table lamps, wall sconces, and ceiling light fixtures around your home. Lighting draws people in and creates a touch of intimacy.


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