How to Avoid Common Decorating Mistakes

If you’ve decided to take on the task of redecorating your home, it’s important to avoid the most common decoration mistakes.

One of the biggest mistakes you can make is choosing your paint colors before you find your larger furniture or rugs. This can be a costly mistake that can lead to time wasted repainting a room and having to invest in more paint. You should always choose the room’s largest and most expensive items first.

Another thing to avoid when making decoration decisions is the proper level to hang artwork. One of the most common mistakes is hanging artwork too high; you should always hang artwork at eye level. Also, when it comes to using artwork as a room decoration, it’s important to use the proper mat for the painting. Choose a subtle color that allows the painting to be the focal point, not the mat.

Often, people forget the importance of decorative lighting for the room’s overall appearance. Fixtures can include table lamps, sconces, and other lights to accent artwork and add warmth to the room. Another common mistake made with decoration decisions is the color of the ceiling. Most people assume the ceiling should always be white, but it can be painted non-traditional colors like pale yellow or pink, as well.

You can also cause decoration disaster if you neglect to measure the space before buying furniture. You’ll want to make sure the furniture you select will fit in the space, so take a tape measure along when furniture shopping. 

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