Home, Décor: Common Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a Home

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Creating the perfect living space is every homeowner's dream. However, there are many common mistakes people make when designing their homes. Avoiding these faux pas will help people build an ideal interior and set their homes above the rest.

Homeowners need to take interior design seriously to turn their ordinary houses into beautiful homes. Learn about the dos and don’ts of home design to create the perfect space on the very first try.


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Choosing the Wrong Furniture

Sometimes, it’s hard to imagine what a piece of furniture will look like before bringing it home. That’s why measuring your space before shopping is so important. Knowing the dimensions of your home will keep you from choosing furniture pieces that don’t fit in the space properly.

Homeowners need a table with the right length and width to create a functional dining room. Something too small will look awkward in an enormous space; likewise, something too large will overwhelm the area and make it uncomfortable to move around in. This principle goes for couches, chairs, and rugs, so measure the space before making a purchase.


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Painting Before Testing

A fresh coat of paint can completely transform any living space. However, failing to test colors before painting is a common mistake people make when designing their homes.

After perusing color palettes and swatches in-store or online, leaving with a full can of paint is tempting. However, lighting and wall texture play an enormous role in how the paint color looks in any given space. Bring color swatches home and see how they look in your environment before committing to a shade.

Forgetting About Personalization

Many people try to follow one aesthetic when designing their homes. Minimalism, maximalism, rustic farmhouse—all of these styles have certain elements that help everything blend together. However, homes should reflect the people who live in them, so don’t forget about personalization.


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Failing to customize is the quickest way to end up with a dull interior. Decorate the space with sentimental items and things that express your unique personality; travel souvenirs, personal pictures, and quirky art will breathe new life into any home.

Everyone deserves a well-designed home that satisfies their interior design goals. Homeowners and renters alike can use this information to bring their visions to life.

 It’s easy for people to make common mistakes when designing their homes. Avoid these errors to build a gorgeous and functional living space for everyone.


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