13 design mistakes you need to stop making

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13 design mistakes you need to stop making

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Salon de style  par Ookinhetpaars, Scandinave
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If you love to decorate and want to avoid making some mistakes, then this is definitely the article for you. Decorating your house or apartment can be a daunting job and whilst some people prefer to employ interior designers and decorators, others give it a try themselves. But how do you know which design traps to avoid? 

Fortunately for you, we have a few here which we are more than happy to share. Feel free to respond to our ideas in the comments section afterwards!

Come and take a look.

1. Installing nice-looking lights that don't do much

Salon de style  par By Lenny, Minimaliste

A light that looks pretty yet doesn't illuminate any part of a room is a waste of space and money. Ensure your lighting fixtures (whether they’re table lamps, wall sconces, or ceiling down lights) do their job!

2. Copying everything from a catalog

You don’t want your living room or bedroom to look like it's straight out of a catalog. So be sure to mix things up a little, add some of your personal style, and stick to a color scheme instead of a brand.

3. Leaving the walls blank for a minimalist look

Salon de style  par 123DV Moderne Villa's, Moderne

This just looks like you forgot to hang the wall art up. Collect pieces that complement your furniture and color choices, and that you have a connection with, and hang them up to reflect your individuality. 

4. Sticking with one colour for a cohesive look

Salon de style  par Ookinhetpaars, Scandinave

This isn’t Barbie’s Dream house where every single piece of furniture and decor has to be sickening pink (or whatever is your favorite color). Add some complementary (or contrasting) tones for a bit of interest and character. Check out this charming house! 

5. Avoiding contemporary trends

Avoiding contemporary trends will make your home age much faster! Even something as simple as a few small accessories can make a huge difference.

6. Hiding your eccentricities

Salon de style  par BRICKS Studio, Éclectique

Be yourself, and let your room show your weird and quirky side by displaying some of your favorite pieces. Your opinion matters the most, seeing as you’re the one who’ll be living there.

7. Believing that statement furniture always looks good

 de style  par Loaf, Moderne

Yes, but only if you work with a color that shows up in other areas of the room. Try to have that same color (even if it’s in slightly darker or lighter hues) balance out with accessories to create a visual flow

8. Thinking that only designer wallpaper can add style

 de style {:asian=>"asiatique", :classic=>"classique", :colonial=>"colonial", :country=>"de stile Rural", :eclectic=>"éclectique", :industrial=>"industriel", :mediterranean=>"méditerranéen", :minimalist=>"minimaliste", :modern=>"moderne", :rustic=>"rustique", :scandinavian=>"scandinave", :tropical=>"tropical"} par Witch and Watchman,

False! Cost-friendly wallpaper, or just a splash of new paint, can also make a great impact without killing your budget.

9. Matching up every single thing

Salle à manger de style  par Brown + Brown Architects, Moderne

Contrast is how you highlight details, so opt for a variety of materials and tones (not too many!) to make that room look more interesting.

10. Adding elements for a cozy feel

Salon de style  par homify, Moderne

There is a huge difference between ‘cozy’ and ‘cluttered’! Try to hide away some things in storage boxes and cupboards, or else that room could look (and feel) quite cramped.

11. Overdoing it with the neutrals

Appartement Luxembourg. Chambre: Chambre de style  par FELD Architecture, Moderne

Actually, too many neutral colors can look dull and clinical. Add some variety with your textiles: rugs, throws, and curtains to add some funky textures to your space. 

12. Believing that windows aren't important

Cuisine de style  par ddp-architectuur, Minimaliste Métal

Natural light is very important, and if you have the opportunity to make your home even brighter then why not let the natural light flood into your home. A good dose of vitamin D never hurt anyone. 

13. Choose your storage wisely

 de style  par PINO Cocinas y Baños, Moderne

Choosing sleek and beautiful storage will only add practicality to your space – and not cramp the size of your rooms, so make sure you choose wisely if you need a lot of storage. 

For more ways to spice up the look of your rooms, take a look at these 14 easy ways to decorate your walls!

Maison de Village : Maisons de style  par Lautrefabrique , Moderne

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