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10 home decor you're making (and how to avoid them!)

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When it comes to decorating our home, there are a number of questions we should ask ourselves to see if we are on the right track. Do you have ornamentation overload, a hefty collection of DIY disasters, or an interior that looks like you fell asleep half way through its renovation? These are several super common décor mistakes that we see all too often. Let’s face it, we’re not all born natural aesthetes, and practicality and patience are easily squashed by an overambitious project. 

There is no need to fear, however, because even if you are born more design-illiterate than proficient, there are certain must-knows that will assist in creating the perfect, balanced and stylish interior. Let’s check out more below…

1. Inadequate lighting in the kitchen

If you’re only using one source of light in the kitchen, you will definitely be creating a space that feels emotionless and incomplete. Add several sources of light to impart a welcoming and inviting ambience, as well as to improve the room’s overall appearance.

2. Disappointing bathroom features

The bathroom is a domestic sanctuary, and therefore deserves to feel sumptuous and luxurious. Spend a little extra on your fittings and you will enjoy an opulent and lavish aesthetic.

3. Being cheap with bedroom linen

modern Bedroom by Bau-Fritz GmbH & Co. KG
Bau-Fritz GmbH & Co. KG

Schlafzimmer Haus am See

Bau-Fritz GmbH & Co. KG

As well as your bathroom, you should focus attention towards the bedroom. Many individuals create a bedroom that looks fabulous, without remembering that the space should also feel luxurious. Invest in a good mattress and some plush bed linen to create an age-defiant, comfortable room.

4. Overdoing the bedroom scheme

For a truly good night’s sleep, you need a design scheme that will assist in providing a serene and tranquil escape in the bedroom. Opt for a neutral or muted colour palette and punctuate it with bursts of colour that add interest.

5. Forgetting the main purpose of the space

One of the biggest issues we see when people decorate their homes, is that they forget the main purpose of the space. Look at the primary function of the room and ensure you decorate accordingly.

6. Overfilling

modern Dining room by INpuls
INpuls

dining room

INpuls

Instead of overfilling a room, work with negative space to add drama and a sense of impressiveness to the area. Avoid furniture that is too big or too tiny, and vary the size and form of your interior pieces.

7. Inferior crockery tableware

Chipped, unattractive or out of date crockery should be retired for something a little more modern and practical. Donate anything that doesn’t fit your décor and theme, and opt for some newer, less damaged pieces.

8. Not working with natural light

Natural light is one of the best assets your home has. Embracing natural light not only enhances the ambience of your room, but also improves its atmosphere, character and air.

9. Letting clutter run a muck

One huge issue we often work with is clutter. Clutter creates a stressful interior aesthetic, and does nothing to enhance your room’s warmth or welcoming feel.

10. Tolerating a messy dressing room

minimalistic Dressing room by Elfa Deutschland GmbH
Elfa Deutschland GmbH

Ein Hauch von Luxus mit Décor

Elfa Deutschland GmbH

As well as busting clutter from your abode, it is a good idea to work towards an audited, cleaned and cleansed dressing room or wardrobe. Just because your wardrobe has doors and allows you to hide your intimates, doesn’t mean they should be stored in a messy fashion.

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