We have all been there; it looked amazing in our mind, each piece worked perfectly by it self, but when putting it all together, nothing worked as it was supposed to. Designing a home is a form of art: It takes a lot of time, patience and sometimes a few bad choices before we get it right. So to save you some time, sweat and money, we will identify most common mistakes. From cramming too much stuff in our spaces to making bad accessory choices, scroll through six decor DON’Ts below.
Blunder no. 1:
Making everything in the room matchy-matchy
The best way to make a space super personal is by picking out furniture and accessories over time. Avoid the “showroom look” that occurs when everything comes in a set and instead mix different types of lighting, side tables and textures.
Blunder no. 2:
Filling an entire room with eclectic thrift shop finds
I know, we all love vintage furniture, but too much will make your place look more like a museum than a modern home. Pick just few amazing pieces that will make your room super personal, but always mix vintage items with new ones.
Blunder no. 3:
Following trends in interior design to literally
Furniture is affected by trends, just as everything else is. So rather than just following the latest trends stay true to your own interior aesthetics. Choose items that will aesthetically grow with you, and you will use and love them for years to come.
Blunder no. 4:
Ignoring the focal points
When you arrange your layout, remember: Though eclectic style does involve combining styles and periods through a wide variety of items, the curated look shouldn’t lack focus. Create a series of focal points (say an accent wall, fireplace or one bold item) that will visually overpower your ability to comprehend the space all at once. The place will be perceived as intriguing and unique.
Blunder no. 5:
Neglecting the corners
Don’t allow unfilled corners to become big, eye-grabbing decor blanks. Fill them up. Add a throw-topped ottoman; create a nook with a wall arrangement of photos and a comfy chair; pop in a plant; or bookshelves; or super sized lamp.
Blunder no. 6:
Ignoring your inner collector
Search your home for similar objects and plonk them in one location to create an instant collection and to garner attention for treasures that might otherwise be overlooked.
Photo: Andrea Papini
Photo: Andrea Papini
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Photo: Anita Calero Photography
Photo: credits H&M Home Belgium
Written by: Katja Butala