Is it your first baby step towards redecorating your home? With so much floating on the internet, we understand it can be overwhelming. A lot of us want to go by the set rules for interior designing, but let us tell you that not everything being spoken about holds. Let’s take a look at some of the most common decoration mistakes that we think it’s best to avoid.
- Following the latest interior trends: We all love to be updated with what’s trending and have an urge to incorporate it into our décor. But the question here is to ponder “ does it align with your personality and style?”. When you decorate your home, you want your space to be functional, comfortable, and yet stylish. This also could mean not everything that you do is as per the latest trend, and it is ok. Don’t just buy a metal chair for your outdoors just because it’s being sought after by other people. If you live closer to an ocean you know that the moisture that the sea breeze carries won’t do any good to it. The mantra while decorating your home, or even updating a particular room is to have a practical perspective on it. Think about the long run, after all, you are shelling out a lot of money to make your home look beautiful.
- Going in for an all-match look: Don’t fall trap to the age-old notion that ‘ everything in the room should match.’ While it’s ideal for a cohesive aesthetic, the furniture and other decorative items you select should look harmonious, however, there is no hard and fast rule for them to be precisely in sync. Let your house reflect your true persona, if that means adding a few plastic chairs to make more room in your all-white living space, go ahead with it. You can pick contrast colour chairs to give your living space an interesting twist.
- Getting a big size rug for a small living room: Yes, you read that right. A lot of us don’t pay attention to the proportion of the room while picking out a rug. It’s easy to get carried away when you see those gigantic rugs at discounted prices, but what you don’t realize is that it’s going to cover almost your entire space, making it look cluttered and most likely not clean. If you have a small living room, then you don’t even need to get a rug for that space, it will only make the room even smaller.
- Minimal attention to the lighting: Sometimes we are so focused on getting the perfect furniture, and right wall paint, that we often overlook the lighting part of the room. A beautifully decorated place can still look dull if there is no proper lighting in that place. If your room doesn’t receive enough natural lighting, then be ready to have two layered lightings. Don’t leave the addition of lighting to the last minute, it may end up making your room look clumsy.
Recognizing your style is the key to decorating your house. Take time to evaluate your likes and dislikes, rather than just copying what you see around.