Five Decorating Mistakes & How to Fix Them
We are all for getting creative when it comes to decorating. Experimenting with a new look or fabric is a great way to find your unique style. Sometimes that means stepping outside the box and breaking the rules. But there are some decorating rules that always apply and following these rules will keep you from making some common decorating mistakes. Read on to find out how easy they are to fix!
Skimpy artwork. Artwork that’s too small just ends up looking lost and out of place. If you’re going to use small prints on a big wall then use several of them to create a grid that will fill the space and create major impact. Another option is to replace small prints all together with one large piece.
Poorly lit spaces. Too little light can leave a room feeling cave-like while lighting that is too bright can feel institutional. Create pools of light with strategically placed table lamps, floor lamps and wall sconces. Even a space that’s flooded with natural light during the day will need lamps to create a cozy glow in the evening hours.
Using rugs that are too small. Rugs that aren’t big enough for a space simply look like an afterthought and make the room look disjointed. As a general rule a rug should be big enough that it touches all the furniture in a seating area. If a piece doesn’t quite reach then the rug isn’t big enough. It’s always better to err on the side of a rug being too big than too small.
Using one fabric on everything. You shouldn’t use the same fabric on all the seating in your living room. It’s just too monotonous. Instead, choose at least three fabrics with varying patterns but coordinating colors to add interest to the space. The eyes will have different places to land and the space will have a pretty layered look.
Pushing all the furniture up against the wall. This leaves an awkward expanse of space in the middle of the room. Arrange furniture so that it creates conversation areas. Start by floating the sofa in the room across from the main focal point. Then add chairs and others pieces in such a way that it creates zones throughout the space. Create a pretty look behind the sofa with a sofa table. It’s also a great spot to add some extra lighting.
If you’ve made one of these common decorating mistakes, don’t worry. You never have to go it alone no matter what kind of decorating dilemma you’re facing. We’re always here to help you create your best and most beautiful home.