Common Home Decor Mistakes You May Be Making

If you want to make sure that your home looks as good as it can, then you have come to the right place. This guide reveals some of the common home decor mistakes people often make and how you can avoid them.

Ignoring Your Home’s Style

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One of the benefits of home decor is the ability to create the look you’d like and make your home personal to you. However, if you’re not changing the interior or exterior architecture of your home, it does help to consider the style of the structure you have and what decor would work best in your framework. For example, if you have a you have a New York Penthouse it’s probably not ideal to try and make it look like a Southern plantation home. Before you go wild with decor schemes, get to know your home, understand what you are working with and then go from there.

Buying Cheap Materials

The last thing you want is to buy cheap materials. As you begin to outline your renovation budget, you may find that it tempting to cut corners and opt for cheaper materials. Sadly cheap materials are often cheap for a reason and don’t provide the same quality of finish or longevity. If you feel as though you do need to reduce costs, then make the effort to cut items that are not going to impact the design of your space. It may be that you opt for cheaper hardware, or a back-splash instead of porcelain tiles. You can always upgrade or add extras at a later stage when budget allows.

Don’t Avoid the Measure-Twice Rule

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Whether you are painting a wall or attempting to order some new flooring, you have to make sure that you get the measurements right, so it’s a good idea to measure your space twice. This is important when it comes to custom products, or ones that require a minimum order. Plus, if you are ordering flooring then it’s always advisable to add 10% to the total measurement to allow for any awkward corners.

Trying to Do Everything Yourself

There are some projects that are ideal for DIY enthusiasts. This could include hanging wallpaper, moving furniture or even doing some light wood staining. After all, it is a great way for you to save money and it is very good for your renovation budget. That being said, there are some tasks that are better left to the professionals. Plumbing, electrical work and even structural changes are all complex jobs and if you don’t do them right, you may find that you end up running into more issues later down the line.

Improper Planning

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When the time comes for you to do a home renovation, you need to make sure that you plan your space. For example, if you have a U shaped sofa, work this into the layout you are planning and make sure that you account for any additional pieces of furniture you are going to add to the room. Ensuring you have the right amount of space available is crucial, especially before you make an investment in large pieces of furniture or decor materials.

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