Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The first decorating mistake


The first decorating mistake that everyone has made at least once in their life time is when they use too much of any accessory. Accessories are a great way to add depth and character to a space but occasionally people will go overboard. This means anything that you use, by the way, from pillows on couches and beds to ornaments or frames on a shelf.

Too many things can look cluttered and messy and really, if you can’t sit on the couch or lay on the bed without a thousand pillows pushing you off, then maybe you should tone down the number of pillows that you use. The best rule of thumb is to keep items to a minimum so that you get the character but you don’t get the clutter along with it.

Mistake Number 2: Show room ready can be the death of style

Who doesn’t love wandering through furniture stores and seeing the beautiful displays set up. Each display look like exquisite rooms that anyone would be happy to have in their home. The only problem is that they tend to be too exquisite and don’t really translate well into a real home. Generally, once you get your room in a box unpacked, it looks forced, and lacks real character, namely yours.

Instead of copying the design from the store to a tee, make your own changes to it so that it reflects your personality. B

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