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13 things a woman should NEVER have in her home

Aqeelah Bawa-Osman Aqeelah Bawa-Osman
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While everyone has the right to decorate their home in ways that reflect their charming character and personality, the homify team and professionals have discussed the 13 interior décor faux pas that women are usually guilty of within their homes, in a bid to curb these unnecessary elements in the homes of sophisticated and stylish women.

The tips and tricks featured in this article, mean no offence and are instead a light-hearted way of showing you that what you may think is an adorable bedroom décor, may actually be rather dorky to some. So bear these ideas in mind when you consider your next home design upgrade.

1. Silk flower decor

These tacky flowers are hard to clean, gather dust easily and are a serious no in interior design. Go for potted plants instead or treat yourself to a fresh floral arrangement every week or so.

2. Fancy some frills?

classic Bedroom by LOVELY HOME IDEA
LOVELY HOME IDEA

VINTAGE soft linen bedding and accessories

LOVELY HOME IDEA

There’s nothing wrong with femininity, but too many frills, especially on your bedding can just look childish and outdated.

3. Photos of friends

 Walls & flooring by Vintagist.com
Vintagist.com

Antic Shabby Chic Wooden Multi Photo Frame in Pastel Colours—Distressed Look

Vintagist.com

Reliving your high school hay days by putting up pictures of your teenage years won’t be a great idea, unless you want your date to ask you about your hot blonde friend that’s in all the pictures.

4. Plush toys

Your cuddly toys are best left inside the closet, not on the bed.

5. Inspirational quotes

 Artwork by Always Sparkle
Always Sparkle

Inspirational Life is… art print

Always Sparkle

Mottos and affirmations are one thing, but you really don’t need them in every room… you don’t want to seem unhinged.

6. Cheap bed linen

Splurge on quality bed linen and feel like a queen in your own bedroom. High thread counts are a definite must-have.

7. Disorder

eclectic Bedroom by Matteo Bianchi Studio
Matteo Bianchi Studio

Elegant make up corner in master bedroom

Matteo Bianchi Studio

You don’t want to have make-up all over that dressing table. Stay organised by purchasing a storage unit or hide them in your drawer, while keeping your essentials in a stylish cosmetics bag.

8. Dolls

 Artwork by Asia Dragon
Asia Dragon

Collectible Japanese Doll

Asia Dragon

Doll collections are another aspect of plush toys. But, if you’re a collector, then put them in storage or they might freak someone out!

9. Family photos on your bedside table

modern Nursery/kid's room by Anne Taylor Designs
Anne Taylor Designs

Retro Farm Personalised Photo-frame

Anne Taylor Designs

This is a definite mood killer!

10. Pet beds

You love your pets, but they really don’t need to have a bed in your bathroom.

11. Crazy cat lady furniture

eclectic Living room by cat-on
cat-on

Design-Kratzbaum Corbeille, Made in Berlin

cat-on

Spending your hard earned cash on cat furniture may just shrink your friends circle a bit.

12. Mismatched furniture

Although eclectic styling is fantastic, but many mismatched items will make your home look like that crazy aunt everyone avoids over Christmas. 

13. College memorabilia

classic Living room by Rosangela Photography
Rosangela Photography

A Traditional English Home

Rosangela Photography

We get it, you’re proud of your college accolades, but unless you have a designated room for all memorabilia, then displaying your old sports kit and trophies in the living room is a hard no. These are: 10 decor mistakes that can be avoided (yet we commit constantly)

Which decor mistakes are you guilty of?
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