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3 Decorating Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

Are you committing any of these classic blunders?


When decorating the home, especially when starting out, you're bound to bump into a lot of hits and misses. After all, interior design is an unending process in all aspects. 

Maybe you've made the mistake of buying a couch that doesn't match your interiors or you've indulged in too many neon accessories—don't worry, you don't have to learn every lesson the hard way when trying to achieve a stunning aesthetic. Furnish your space sans the stress by keeping these three basic tips in mind:

Main photos from: Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess via Pinterest and Style of Design.

You’re pairing the wrong wood tones together.

While matching pieces can look great, overdoing it can cause a space to look awkward and unhappy. It's better to have a variety of cool and warm undertones in a space to keep things interesting. However, if you're set on sticking to one scheme, you can still get the same diverse feel by using varying wood stains and textures instead. 

READ: 3 Design Hacks To Mixing Wood Finishes 

Photo from Centsational Girl

You’re in a hurry to complete your space. 

Instead of rushing by settling for generic pieces, consider your taste and budget when shopping for must-haves. Take your time by scouring retail stores rather than purchasing online or read up on different styles and trends beforehand. Remember, having a home filled with things you love is better than just having complete furniture.

READ: 3 Things To Ask Before Buying Anything New For The Home

Photo from Style of Design.

You’re forgetting to add color. 

There's nothing wrong with keeping to neutral details, but let's face it, decorating in a single shade can be boring as time passes. If you're looking into waking up a half-baked space, experiment with adding a few surprising bright hues or going for a vibrant monochrome palette.

READ: 4 Unexpected Ways to Add Color to Your Home

Photo from Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess via Pinterest.

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