Pay attention to these common errors when choosing furniture, lighting, and other décor for your home.
Styling the perfect home is a dream come true for many. But renovating can be a costly affair, so it’s essential to make informed decisions that will hold up for years to come. Here are the top home décor pitfalls to avoid when decorating.
1. Unbalanced Furniture
When buying furniture, make sure to measure the space and buy pieces that are in scale with your home. Bulky pieces look elegant in spacious rooms while sleek and streamlined furniture fits best into compact spaces.
2. Neglecting Functionality
When adding luxury touches to your home, be sure to focus on function. Stay away from unnecessary items, such as furniture that serves only one purpose. For larger homes, multifunctional pieces such as ottomans and benches can offer a great deal of luxury.
3. Poor Lighting
A well-lit space can be very inviting and make a home feel larger and more open. Incorporate multiple layers of lighting at different heights, such as pendant lights on the ceiling, table lamps, floor lamps, accent lights, and under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen to create a well-illuminated space.
4. Congested Spaces
Creating a well-organized space with plenty of concealed storage is important in order to create a calm and comfortable home environment. Closed cabinets ensure that all the storage items are out of view, so that nothing distracts from the design elements of your space. Periodically declutter your home and eliminate things that you no longer require. Also, opt for concealed wiring and install wire managers or a cord cover that matches the colour of the walls
5. Matching your home’s décor
Rather than settling for matching upholstery, curtains, carpets, and décor accessories, experiment with colours and textures and mix different fabrics to create a well-coordinated look that reflects your personality.