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Know About the Top 10 Decorating Mistakes

You don't always need to hire a professional designer to decorate your home. Your home is a reflection of your style and therefore you should decorate it in your style. You definitely can change the entire look of the house by choosing and placing things in your own unique way. But make sure you make your efforts in the right direction and follow the right steps. Avoid making the common decorating mistakes and turning your home into a disaster.

Noted below are top ten mistakes that one may make in decorating their spaces -

1. Don't just paint your home white. Splash colors that you like on the wall, be it bright orange, blue or yellow. But make sure it will go well with the decor and the furniture you want to add to your home.

2. Put paintings that have bright or unusual colors against a neutral colored wall like beige and light hues. It will make the painting the focal point of the wall.

3. If you plan to furnish your home with designer rugs and carpets, buy them first and then get the walls painted in color that will complement. It is because you can get your home painted in any color, but your designer rug may come in only limited colors.

Floor Carpets 4. Avoid keeping the mirrors at dark places of the house. Keep mirrors at places where light falls so that there is enough light to get dressed and it will emit more light and make the room brighter.

5. Don't hang the dining room chandelier more than 36 inches to 42 inches above the dining room table. Do choose a chandelier about 9 inches to 12 inches smaller than the diameter of the table. It should also hang about 3 feet above where you sit. This lighting will be softer and more flattering.

Chandeliers 6. Always place the paintings or framesat eye level so that the neck and eyes don't get strained while watching it. If your wall space is higher than normal, artwork should be larger and may be hanged higher.

7. If you have a hobby of collecting small souvenirs, don't put all of them together for display. You can always choose larger decorative accessories that won't be lost in the room. If you already have a collection of tiny items that you love, display them all together in one place like a crystal tray or a shelf to create the appearance of one larger display.

8. Don't forget decorative lighting. Do choose to incorporate table lamps, sconces, and accent lights that draw attention to artwork or collectibles.

9. Don't buy furniture for your home without measuring the space. Do not forget to measure the doors, stairs, hallways, and elevators as well as the intended space to make sure you can get the furniture to the room where you want to use it.

10. Never mix and match too many prints and colors in one go. Choose some color and play with prints and patterns.

Make a note of these points and decorate your home sweet home in the best manner.