“Never mix and match fabrics on your furniture”
“Only pick one main color for your décor scheme”
“Carpets and kitchens don’t mix”
It seems like every facet of life has its own special rules,
and in the world of interior design there are tons of them. People who are decorating their home for the
first time feel the need to follow the supposed iron clad rules of home décor,
but doing by the book decorating could leave you with a home that lacks a
special style. There’s a saying that
states that rules are made to be broken, so when you’re doing your next big
décor project, feel free to do some rule breaking by forgoing these home décor
Only use one shade of wood in a room
In the past home decorators would faint at the site of oak
and mahogany in the same room, but there’s
nothing wrong with mixing different
types and shades of wood. Having one of
your rooms decorated in a one color format makes the area look very neat, but
it also can make it seem a little dull.
You want your new décor to stand out, and if every wall, table, and
floor is paneled with the same wood, your house guests will barely notice it. Mixing woods can give your home a vibrant yet
earthy look, and it also helps make certain décor pieces stand out.
Your living room MUST have a couch
Nobody knows when it was decided that couches go in living
and family rooms like rugs and runners
but now couches have a de facto place in nearly every sitting area.
Couches provide a nice big area to sit on,
but they can also take up a lot of space.
Setting up arm chairs, recliners, sitting cushions, and other eclectic
chairs can give your room a fun and cozy atmosphere.
Feel free to put a couch in any of your rooms;
just don’t feel like you have
Only use one furniture style for your room
If you want a Queen Anne style chair in your dining room,
every other chair, table, cabinet, and piece of furniture doesn’t need to be in
Queen Anne style. Many people choose to
only use one furniture style in their home because they love the look, but it
is no longer a home décor sin to mix and match furniture styles. Feel free to have an early American arm chair
next to your Art Nouveau coffee table.
The contrasting styles can give your room a sophisticated yet wild feel.
Put small furniture in small rooms
If you’re concerned about having enough space in your
smaller rooms you should feel free to only decorate with small furniture. If you’re only using small furniture in your
small room because you read the rule in Better Homes and Gardens, it’s time to
break free of the décor rule book. Many
interior designers use small furniture in small rooms to make the room appear
more spacious, but there’s nothing wrong with wanting a large couch in your
small family. Choose a large piece of
furniture and make it the focus of your small room.
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