Common interior decorating mistakes to avoid

Common interior decorating mistakes to avoid

There’s something therapeutic about going through your home and changing up the look of it. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to hire a professional interior decorator to give your home a fresh look. That said, there are some interior decorating mistakes that people make when doing it themselves. So whether you’re completely new to interior design or you’ve got some experience, here are some common interior decorating mistakes to avoid.

Wrong paint

Most homeowners lean conservative when it comes to painting their home’s interior. A light neutral color is always a safe bet. But when homeowners do get creative with the paint color, they often choose the wrong colors. There’s nothing wrong with being bold with paint color choice as long as the colors don’t clash with each other or with the room itself. Remember that darker colors make a room appear smaller while lighter colors make a room appear larger.

Too many photos

We tend to be overly sentimental and want to display all of our family photos. Resist the urge and exercise restraint when selecting photographs to display. Choose only the very best ones so your walls don’t become overly crowded. You can minimize clutter on your walls by putting your favorite photographs in a photo album and putting it on display on a coffee table or end table. You can also select one wall to be a photo gallery of sorts to keep other walls (and the space in general) from looking crowded.

 

Forgetting the entryway

When we set out to redecorate, we tend to focus on rooms and forget the entryway. But the entryway is the first thing people see when they enter your home. Make sure it’s an appealing space. Set aside some of your interior decorating budget to go towards your entryway.

Bright lights

While natural light can make a space appear larger than it really is, you don’t want to imitate the effect with artificial light. It just doesn’t work quite the same way. If your lights are overly bright, they can make a person feel as though they’re on stage. Bright lights will make your home appear washed out. To fix this, use lampshades, soft white bulbs, or dimmers to keep artificial light from being too bright.

Too much empty space

When placing furniture, there’s a tendency to push everything as close to the wall as possible to maximize the space in the room. In reality, you want to do the opposite. You want your living space to seem cozy and intimate so put a little space between the walls and the furniture. Place things closer together rather than too far apart. Just be careful not to go overboard, lack of space is also a common interior decorating mistake.

Interior Decorating and Remodeling News Brought to You by EZSnapCovers.com

Source: realtytoday.com/articles/25160/20150806/interior-design-ideas-common-decorating-mistakes-avoid-when-designing-home.htm




Also in Home Improvement by EZ Snap Covers

Staging secrets to help you sell your home faster
Staging secrets to help you sell your home faster

Selling a home can be a very stressful experience. If you don’t want to hire a professional to do it for you, then consider the following ideas-

Read More

DIY secrets for interior decorating
DIY secrets for interior decorating

The following DIY secrets can help you with your redecorating and home improvement, get great results with limited funds...

Read More

Tips for pet-friendly interior design
Tips for pet-friendly interior design

When you have a pet, he or she is a member of the family. Here are a few tips for creating a pet-friendly home...

Read More

Measure Your Baseboard Heaters

How to measure baseboard heaters:

Step 1
HOW TO MEASURE

Always measure left to right, and twice for accuracy

Step 2 
DETERMINE IF BRACKETS ARE NECESSARY

Always measure left to right, and twice for accuracy

Step 3

HOW TO MEASURE LENGTH

Based on how your heater is configured,

choose an option below to expand and view

specific hot water baseboard heater measurement templates.

 
[+] Option 1: Straight Heater Configuration
[+] Option 2: L-Shape and U-Shape Configuration
[+] Option 3: 45 Degrees, Z-Shape Configuration
 

Congratulations!

Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters, you’re ready to order.

Quickly review our prices listed below.

 
Standard Size Tall Size
Covers by the foot $21.95 $27.50
Endcaps, Corners & Solid Couplers $22.95 $28.75
Mesh Couplers $16.95 $21.95
90 Outside Corner $35.95 $44.95
Universal Size
Wall Widgets $3.50
Floor Widgets $4.50
Wall Contraptions $8.50
READY TO START
YOUR ORDER NOW?