Choosing the right décor for your home can be a tough job, but it’s rewarding when you select items that fit perfectly into your home style.
Decorating can be a headache, though, especially if it’s done the hard way.
Here are 10 common decorating mistakes which, if avoided, will mean you can enjoy a much easier spring clean of your interior decoration.
The old adage “measure twice, cut once” doesn’t just apply to building and carpentry. It’s a rookie mistake to fall in love with a piece of furniture and buy it on the spot, only to find out it doesn’t fit your space (or through your front door) when you get it home.
If you know what you’re looking for and where you want to put it, measure the space at home and then measure the piece of furniture so you can make sure your new purchase will fit perfectly.
Not testing furniture you plan to sit on
It can be tempting to purchase a beautiful lounge as soon as you see it but, if you don’t try it out first, you may be in for an uncomfortable seat at home.
No matter what type of seating – be it armchairs, dining chairs or kitchen stools – make sure you test them out by actually sitting on them before you buy.
Not trying out samples at home before buying
The paint may look great in the shop, but your lighting at home will almost certainly be different so the beautiful paint may look less great in your house.
By testing out a small patch first, not only can you figure out if the particular shade suits your house, you can see what the paint looks like at different times of the day.
Buying everything from the one shop
It’s easier to buy everything in the one shop but you run the risk of ending up with a home that looks as if it came straight out of a catalogue.
If you spend the time to browse other shops and buy different pieces in alternative styles, you’ll end up with a much more unique look.