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Home Décor Mistakes to Avoid

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Making your home as beautiful and comfortable as possible isn’t always easy and it’s not uncommon for a room to look a little “off” if you’re not careful. Here’s some of the top home décor mistakes to avoid.

Choosing the wrong sized rug

Having too big of a rug can make a room look smaller, especially if the room is small to begin with. Consider the size of your seating area, and plan for your rug to be that size. The rest of the uncovered space will then help to open the rest of the room up.

Hanging art in the wrong place

A common mistake is hanging art too high. Designers say art should be hung at eye level, roughly between 5’3” and 5’8”.

Forgetting about scale when it comes to furniture

Furniture, like sofas and chairs, should have similar proportions, and nothing should be too big for the room. For example, you wouldn’t want to pair a smaller, antique love seat with a big, overstuffed chair. Also, never use a sofa that’s longer than 7 feet.

Thinking too matchy-matchy

Don’t feel the need to have everything match perfectly. Instead of buying a bedroom set or having all the wood in your living room be the same tone, try mixing and matching pieces to add a little variation to your space. Select textiles, finishes and furnishings that work together that reflect your personal style!

Getting caught up in trends

Buying pieces that are very of-the-moment can backfire on you in the long run. Designers suggest going simple, classic and neutral when it comes to the big pieces — then you can accessorize with a few trendier pieces that are easier and cheaper to swap out.

Using the wrong lighting

Lighting can have a major impact on a room, and over-lighting or under-lighting can make a big difference in the overall mood of a room. The solution? Add dimmers. Designers say they’re easier to change out than you may realize.

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