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5 Common Mistakes of First-Time Homeowners

Are you a fan of matchy-matchy furniture sets?

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Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo)

You’ve moved in without a hitch and you’ve carefully organized your belongings in the proper cabinets—what comes next? Having a home that you can truly call your own can be fun, but transforming it into a cozy space can be overwhelming.

To help you achieve a home that’s stylish, functional, and welcoming, we’ve asked interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo for a list of mistakes that first-time homeowners often make and how to avoid each. Remember, like any other endeavor, mistakes are inevitable, what's important is you learn from it and that you enjoy finalizing the look of your home:

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