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4 Decorating Dilemmas and How to Solve Them

Interior Designer Hannah Acab-Faustino shares tips to help you work around your decorating concerns

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Photography: At Maculangan

Are you decorating your home for the first time? It's always a fun to see how we can turn a bare space into a cozy home that you would love to come home to. However, decorating is not just about buying pieces and placing them all over the house. It involves a bit of styling and finding out how you can mix and match what you have.

Here are common decorating concerns that you may encounter and a couple of expert tips that may just help you solve each:

Dilemma: Accessories that do not go well with your interiors 

Avoid impulse buying. Even if there's a big sale, always think about where you can place the decor or furniture. Look for pegs and see which ones can work well with the theme and color scheme that you have in mind.

Dilemma: Putting too much of everything 

You may choose to follow a theme or if you really want an eclectic style, you need not overdo it to avoid a cluttered space. If you want to showcase your collections, pick only three of four items that you can highlight. Make use of storage boxes to help you keep your things in place.

Opting for an eclectic look allows you to mix different design elements—just make sure that they are well-styled and that proper proportion is followed and maintained.

READ: 4 Ways to Achieve an Eclectic Vibe at Home

Dilemma: Proper layering

Don’t disregard the importance of scale and proportion as these are key factors that make up a stylish home. If you have a tabletop that displays unique pieces but they are not properly styled, you may not be able to achieve the look that you want. Start by arranging your items in different layers. Place the heaviest objects at the bottom, and the tallest pieces at the back. You may also segregate them per color scheme or material.

Dilemma: Lacking personal

“You should always have a story tell. Styling should tell the personality of the owner,” shares Hannah. Don’t forget that your home is an extension of your style and personality that's why it’s best that you choose elements and pieces that make you happy.

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