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10 Decorating Pitfalls: Avoid Mistakes, Create a Stylish Space

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Designing a room can be both exciting and daunting. With so many options for furniture, décor, and color schemes, it's easy to get overwhelmed and make mistakes. However, you can avoid these 10 decorating pitfalls with little planning and attention to detail. In this article, we are sharing tips to help you create a cohesive and stylish space that reflects your style.

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1. measure your space carefully before purchasing furniture or décor. Oversized items can make a room feel cramped, while undersized items can make a space feel empty. Our installation guide can help with this task.

2. Be bold and play with colors, textures, and patterns. However, create a cohesive color scheme and avoid clashing patterns.

 a beautiful purple and orange inspired desert dining room. Inclusive of a casual sitting area

a live edge wood dining table with modern accordian dining chairs with large copper leaf wall art

3. Avoid clutter by organizing your space and limiting the number of decorative objects.

4. Lighting can make or break a room. Choose appropriate lighting fixtures that complement the room's style and function.

traditional formal dining room in white and gray with drum lighting and wall sconces for lighting

5. Create a focal point in each room to draw the eye and add interest.

Lake house living room with dark gray paint and a white fireplace and gray tile mantel insert

a sitting area under open step wood stairs. The chairs are of high quality and are a burnt copper velvet.

6. Don't skimp on quality when it comes to furniture and décor. Investing in well-made pieces can save you money in the long run.

a guest bedroom with black and white bedding with green accents to pull the multiple styles of  furiture together.

7. Don't be afraid to mix and match styles, but ensure a unifying element, such as color, ties everything together.

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8. Be mindful of traffic flow and function when arranging furniture.

9. Avoid hanging artwork and mirrors too high or too low. The center of the piece should be at eye level. See our installation guide for more help.

beautiful relaxed coastal living room beach side, showing art work hung over a sofa

10. Finally, remember the power of plants. Adding greenery to a space can add life and freshness to any room.

a biophillic inspired kitchen and dining area of a modern home. Inclusive of a wall garden and large vases filled with tropical flowers

If you're still feeling unsure about designing your space, don't worry! Hiring an interior designer can help take the stress and guesswork out of the process. As professional designers, we can work with you to create a plan that fits your style and budget, while also avoiding costly design mistakes. So, why not consider hiring an expert to help you turn your vision into reality?

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