Sure, you may not have pea green appliances and shag carpet. But, that doesn’t mean you’re innocent, my friend. You may be guilty of major crimes…in decorating! Now, I’m sure your intentions were good. Perhaps, lack of time, money, or maybe bad advice got you off track. Today, I am sharing the 5 biggest interior decorating mistakes and how to fix them. No repeat offender status for you.
The Top 5 Interior Decorating Mistakes and How to Fix Them
INTERIOR DECORATING MISTAKE #1
Not only are toilet seat covers (aka “toilet toupees”) and bath mats outdated, they draw attention to THE most unappealing object in the bathroom. THE FIX: Opt for an eye-catching, rectangular rug placed away from the toilet.
INTERIOR DECORATING MISTAKE #2
Floating Area Rugs
Rugs that are too small make the space feel uninviting and disjointed. THE FIX: Select a larger area rug that unifies elements within the space and makes the room appear larger.
INTERIOR DECORATING MISTAKE #3
An empty foyer gives a cold, uninviting first impression to guests. THE FIX: Select a console table and unique accessories that reflect your interests and personality.
INTERIOR DECORATING MISTAKE #4
Curtains that are too short
Curtains that are too short draw the eye down making the room seem smaller. THE FIX: Allowing curtains to either: a) skim the floor or b) “puddle” on the floor creates a more polished look. And your ceilings will appear higher.
INTERIOR DECORATING #5
Furniture pushed against walls
Pushing furniture against the wall can make the space appear larger however, it fails to create an intimate, cozy feel. THE FIX: Arrange furniture in groupings and move them to the middle of the room to encourage interaction and conversation.
You’re amongst friends. No judgment here. How many of these interior decorating faux pas are you guilty of? How you plan to avoid repeat offender status? Share with us in the comments.
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