Decorating and styling your home can not only be time-consuming but also costly. With the pricey items you wish and need in your home, chances are you buy things sporadically and not in one go, which then results to these items not going along accordingly as you imagined it would.
Choosing what to buy and looking for something you want may be simple, however, not so much when you have a cluttered mindset with regards to creating the space you want for your home.
Regardless of how much you spent on that phenomenal artwork or huge rug, if it doesn’t suit and compliment the other things in the space and the size of the room, it could hold your space back. Allow us to guide you in your styling and decorating journey, here are the top mistakes homeowners do that you ought to avoid:
Art can make or break a space. Given this, cheap art can easily be recognized and as you’d expect, it could make the space look a lot cheap. You don’t have to spend thousands on a great artwork, you just have to find what would suit best for your room. Tip: look for custom-art services online or roam through thrift stores for vintage and sentimental artworks.
If in an unpleasant twist, you have already paid lots of bucks for a not-so-good artwork, fret not. You can do something to spruce it up and at the very least, make it look more pleasant in the eyes—replace the frame. It’s a cheap and quick way to upgrade its look.
Both natural and artificial lighting is your best friend so it’s only essential that you pay close attention to it (i.e. what curtains to use for natural light to effortlessly travel the space, best lighting fixture for the room). Your choice definitely transforms the overall aesthetic and feel of a room. Lighting fixtures can be quite costly but they’re worth investing in. if you can cut corners on other items, spend those extra bucks on some good lighting.
Choosing a rug from texture to print and size can be a little tricky. The size is especially important and choosing the wrong size can easily cheapen the feel and look of the space.
A rug too small for your living room/sofa can make the room seem off and make an impression that you can’t afford a bigger, right-sized rug. A rug too large can negatively affect the space as well. Research or better yet, consult with a professional for a rug that is appropriately scaled for your area and works accordingly with the furniture.
Outdated accessories can make a space look unpleasant in an instant. Good news is, you can easily purge these to bring the elegance and class rightfully back to your room.
These unsightly trinkets are usually spotted in the bathroom where these can be a nest for bacteria to develop. Replacing these outdated accessories won’t cost you much so that’s one to convince you.
Too many accessories
In the same vein, too many accessories and unnecessary knickknacks can make any space look cluttered, messy, and chaotic. Sure, it’s one way to emboss your personality in your home and decorate it, however, it doesn’t work all the time. Even if your accessories are costly, if it’s mispositioned, it can instantly downgrade your room. This may sound cliche but it still and always will be a surefire way to upgrade your home: less is more.
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About the author: Chie spends her downtime pinning home decor finds on Pinterest. She also writes for Wincrest Bespoke, a home builder in Sydney that is created for those who seek more than just a luxury home.
January 29, 2018