It’s true, it’s true. Decorating doesn’t come easy for everyone. We are human, we make mistakes. And that is A-OK!!
There are some easy mistakes that you can avoid in decorating, and if you do…you will be on your way to having more confidence than ever before! Implementing some easy steps and tricks will make all the difference in the world!
Here are the top 10 biggest decorating mistakes that I see people make, and some EASY tips to avoid them!
1. Matching Everything
Be sure to mix and match furniture in any given space. Not every piece has to match to create a beautiful room!
2. Grouping decor in even #’s
Always group in ODD numbers!
3. Accessories that are the same height
It will be more appealing to the eye of you have varying sizes in your decor. Think Large, medium, small when doing a grouping of 3!
4. Hanging wall decor too high
Don’t strain your neck looking at something on your wall, keep the center of it eye level
(around 58″-60″ for most pieces)
5. Over accessorizing/clutter
Having too many accessories can cause clutter and will make your decor get “lost” in the shuffle.
6. Rugs that are too small
Nothing will shrink a space in more than having a rug that is too small for a space. Be mindful of this when rug shopping!
7. Lack of your personality reflected
Your home should be a reflection of YOU and YOUR style! People should say “this looks just like you!”
8. Too much furniture in a space
Don’t cram it in just because you have it. Only use pieces you love and that work well and fit in that space.
9. Not using greenery
I don’t care if it’s faux or real…but adding some greenery to a room brings in a natural element and can change a space so much!
10. Lack of varying textures within a room
You don’t have to have all of the same types of wood, fabrics, etc. in a room. Mix and match to bring those textures in and it will leave your space feeling cozy and welcoming!
If you want to learn more about how to decorate with confidence and overcome some of these mistakes and obstacles…I go in to even MORE detail in my 5 part video series! You can purchase those videos here and watch them at any time. I talk about things such as discovering your decorating style, purging/organizing, decorating 101 tips and tricks of the trade (TONS of good ones that go in depth on the above mistakes) and my favorite shopping tips and hacks!
For ongoing, monthly fun…check out the info on my Decorating Community here! This is a group of ladies who all love to decorate and want to create beautiful spaces in their homes! If that’s you, consider joining us there! We have a blast and we work together to fix up spaces in our home. The advice and feedback that you will get from me and others in the group is INVALUABLE!!
Do any of those decorating mistakes above ring a bell with you? Even I have to remind myself of some of these from time to time so that I stay on the right track. I tend to want to buy allllll the things! But, I’m really not trying to get to hoarder status…so sometimes I have to hold myself back. haha! Happy Decorating, friends!
Until next time…