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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Decorating

It can be an exciting and fun project to decorate your home, but before you start to arrange furniture, hang drapes, or paint walls, there are some common pitfalls to avoid. Make sure you don’t fall into any of these decorating traps. 

1. Budget Miscalculation

By not properly budgeting, you can end up spending too much on expensive designer pieces that can often not be returned or exchanged. Decorating doesn’t have to break the bank – you can find amazing home decor finds within your budget at our online store. Make sure you do your research before you start spending and prioritise what pieces you need to complete the look. 

2. Not Considering Space

Make sure you measure pieces before you purchase them and don’t overcrowd the space with too many furniture pieces. Not considering measurements and leaving yourself enough room to move around will only frustrate you later on. Planning your layout is key and will make the whole process much easier. 

3. Ignoring Your Style

When decorating, it’s easy to get swept away with the latest decor trends or aesthetic ideas that aren’t perhaps true to your own personal style. You can incorporate trends into your style but don’t forget to invest in pieces you’ll personally love forever and make sure they fit in with the overall aesthetic you’re trying to achieve. 

4. Not Utilising Neutral Colours

Neutral colours can be essential to the decorating process. They allow you to easily swap out accessories and other decor items without clashing with a bolder colour scheme. While you can add pops of colour with furniture or wall art, keeping the primary colours neutral will let you change up your styling as often as you want.

5. Not Accessorising

Accessorising is the final layer of decorating and often the most important. It can bring different elements of a room together, or create that cosy and inviting atmosphere you want to achieve. Try arranging books and plants on shelves, invest in functional scatter cushions for your sofas, hang wall art or throw down an area rug – these small touches will make a huge difference. 

Decorating your home should be an enjoyable experience. With a bit of planning and understanding of your home’s space and your own style, you’ll have a living space you can enjoy.



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