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Friday, February 22, 2013

Three Home Décor Don’t's

Redecorating your home can be an exciting and pleasurable experience, but sometimes it can feel more like a nightmare than a nice dream.  It seems like every magazine and TV show has thousands of tips on interior decorating, but people still have trouble finding ways to stylishly improve the look of their homes.  Before you pick up your designer rugs and cans of paint, read this post so you don't make some of the décor mistakes people have made in the past.

Don't Copy Looks

It's perfectly normal to fall in love with looks you see on Pinterest and in professional show rooms, but you would be better off using your favorite looks as a guide instead of a rule book.  Trying to copy every single décor element can be tiresome, expensive, and generally unnecessary.  If you make your living room a carbon copy of a room you fell in love with you may find that all of the décor elements don't match your personal style.  Try looking at different kinds of decorating trends and rooms and use elements that you like from each when your start your interior decorating project.  That way your room will still look stylish but it'll have your unique style.

Don't Copy Fads

Remember when everybody couldn't get enough of shag carpeting in the 70s?  Home owners put wall to wall shag in their homes and then immediately regretted their decision when it fell out of style.  It can be difficult to tell which looks are here to stay and which ones are simply visiting, but to stay safe when you're decorating try going for traditional and classic design elements that have proved their staying power.

Avoid Over-Matching

It's important to make sure that your new interior designs have an overall theme, but making sure every element exactly matches the other can cause some décor disasters.  When you're decorating pick a base color to build the rest of your décor theme around and then find other pieces that can complement it.  If you're set on having your furniture, carpeting, and wall colors match try picking one piece that stands out among everything else.  An accent wall, area rug, or brightly colored piece of furniture can easily break up the uniformity. 

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