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Don't Make these 4 Common Styling Mistakes

Keep your home chic and up-to-date with these handy reminders


It's always amazing how a once bare unit can be transformed into a homey space where you can stay all day. If you're one of those who find joy in rearranging furniture and working on the layout of the home, we're sure that you're ready to experiment and work with different styles.

However, as the famous phrase goes, too much of anything can be a bad thing. Be on the lookout for these mistakes so you can achieve the space that you would love to come home to:

Mistake #1: Going for the perfect match

While you can always have a matchy-matchy look at home, you shouldn't limit yourself! Otherwise, your space may look dull and boring. Read about how you can perfectly execute the mismatched look! Feel free to add accents that showcase your personality. A few unexpected and quirky touches wouldn't hurt. 

Mistake #2: Hanging an artwork wherever and however you like

According to interior designer Kimi Manuel, a wall accent looks best at eye-level in a room with ordinary ceiling height. Before hanging your accent piece, hold the decor against the wall and adjust the height accordingly with reference to how it looks like beside other pieces on your wall. 

Mistake #3: Having too many accessories

You don't have to hoard accessories just to make your home beautiful and inviting! These extra items may just turn into clutter and make your space look cramped. Invest in pieces that are functional and can also serve as accents. Consider an ottoman with an interesting print or a shelf with fun colors and shapes!

Mistake #4: Buying on impulse

Are you guilty of giving in to big signs announcing sales and discounts? Spend your money wisely by purchasing items that you can really use at home. Make sure that it can work well with the overall look that you want to achieve. If you're buying new furniture, don't forget to bring your trusty measuring tape so that you can check if it will fit in your space.

Photos by Paolo Feliciano.

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