1. Buying Décor That’s the Same Height
When everything in your room is the same size, whether too big or too small, it can seem overwhelming. Rather, having a variety of sizes of décor in your home can help create depth and dimension. Pair a tall photo frame with a smaller green, or a short vase with a tall clock next to it. Filling your room with a combination of heights and proportions can help your home reach its full potential.
2. Choosing the Wrong Rug Size
Rugs are a great focal point for a room and can add some needed texture, but you don’t want your rug to be overlooked compared to the rest of your furniture and décor. Rather than going small – like 4′ x 6′ – to save money, pay for the extra couple feet – like an 8′ x 10′ or even a 9′ x 12′ – to make it a statement piece in your home. A good living room rug should ground the whole seating around it.
3. Hanging Wall Art too High
Finding wall art for your home can be a tough endeavor. However, don’t make the mistake of just putting it just anywhere on the wall. Design should continue even as you hang your décor. Rather than positioning it in an obvious way or hanging it too high, try to keep all your wall art at the eye level. Don’t be afraid to move it in the following weeks if you don’t enjoy it.
4. Forgetting to Measure the Room
While buying furniture and décor can tend to be spontaneous, never forget to measure the rooms in your home so you know exactly how much space you’re dealing with. You don’t want to come home with items that are too big or too small for the space. Rather than overcrowding or under-furnishing a space, take time to measure out, or even tape the space, so you can picture what will go in your room.
5. Staging Greenery Last
While greenery might not seem as important as a piece of furniture, it brings life to a space. Some homeowners tend to run out of steam at the end of a redesign so they forget this important element or end up shoving a small piece of greenery into a corner. When buying greenery, think about the height and texture it can add to your home. Make it a part of the design.
6. Extreme Budget Buying
Don’t make the mistake of buying lots of small, inexpensive décor items. Everyone loves a bargain and budget buys can look very classy when styled well, but pricier items have that price point for a reason. They’re stunning, and they can often create a statement piece for your home. While thrifting and DIY-ing décor items can save a ton of money, don’t be afraid to splurge every once in a while. One special item can really transform an interior.
7. Not Showing Your Personality
While following fads and replicating designs can make your home look nice, don’t forget to include your own personality in your design. It’s your home! Add family or friend photos throughout your house. Buy that décor piece that speaks to your soul. Decorate your house so it feels like your home!