How to Avoid Mistakes When Decorating a Home

How to Avoid Mistakes When Decorating a Home

Decorating a home isn’t easy. Some people may have a special talent for it, but for the rest of us, it can be an overwhelming activity just thinking of the options. There are so many possibilities, and you will sooner learn what doesn’t work before hitting upon a perfect combination of color, furniture, and arrangement. 

With this in mind, let’s look at some of the most common mistakes people make when decorating a home.

How to Avoid Common Decorating Mistakes

Endless possibilities can easily lead to second thoughts as you hit upon a decorating approach, only to find it doesn’t quite work. Here are a few guidelines to follow to ensure your choices lead to results you’ll be happy with.

  • Remember the art work. A blank wall can make your home feel incomplete, especially in big spaces like the living area. In the kitchen, hanging art can add warmth and character.
  • Fit the furniture to the space. Sofas, tables, chairs, kitchen islands: If any are the wrong size, you’ll know it because you’ll be able to see everything looks off.
  • Expand your lighting options. Overhead lighting is convenient and out of the way. But it isn’t flattering or easy to read by. Incorporate traditional floor and table lamps into your décor for warm, inviting look.
  • Embrace variety. You don’t have to match every piece within a room. This is a common practice in bedrooms, where the nightstands tend to match the dresser and chest of drawers. You want your rooms to be expressive, not look like a showroom floor.
  • Look at paint colors during daylight and nighttime hours. When do you use the room? If you’re usually in your bedroom at night, make sure the colors are relaxing and look good by your room’s indoor lighting.
  • Place a large enough rug to fit under the furniture in the space. In a dining room, that means the table and chairs. In the living room, it would go beneath your couch and chairs, and coffee table.
  • Get the right size – and amount – of throw pillows. Small pillows on a large couch or chair will look strange and out of place. Too many pillows will be a hassle to move for you and your guests when you want to use the seating area for its intended purpose.
  • Distinctive art. Mass-produced art is easy to identify and doesn’t add much in the way of character to your home. Don’t buy artwork just to fill up a blank wall.
  • Hang artwork at eye level. Your art is there to enjoy, so keep it at a level where you and your family can easily appreciate it. If you have children, place their room’s artwork at a level appropriate to their height.

By following each of these tips, you will help make your home’s interior look expensive, refined, and welcoming.

Get Creative at Park Furnishings

Interior decorating can be fun, but with so many possibilities, it can also feel more like work than an exercise in creativity. At Park Furnishings, we offer you a wide selection of artwork, pillows, and rugs that are tasteful, inviting, and collectively express your personal style. If you’re not sure where to start your decorating journey, just contact us. We look forward to offering our advice and helping you create a home that is as unique as you are.

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