7+ Do’s and Don’ts in Home Decorating (Interior Designer Advice)

Home decoration can be quite a difficult task. There are hundreds of aesthetics to choose from, you need to consider your budget, some things just seem out of place. All of this can quickly become overwhelming. And if you can’t get a designer to help, your hands are tied. At least until now. Today we are going to show you some of the best designer secrets when it comes to decorating your home. So let’s take a look at them.

Home decoration can be quite a difficult task


Today we are not looking at feng shui but some interior designer secrets when it comes to interior design. Do not consider this as strict rules, but as unforgettable advice from specialists. After all, decorating your space is a kind of art form that is very personal. Let’s see what the designers have to say.

Do not consider this as strict rules, but as unforgettable advice from specialists

Yellow chair in the middle of the room

#Mix old and new

While you might just want brand new furniture, it’s a good idea to have a mix of the new and the old. Have something slightly aged in space. This helps the space feel less unified and less catalog-like. After all, you want the space to feel like home, not a furniture store. The mix of new and old makes the space feel authentic.

It’s a good idea to have a mix of new and old pieces

felicia alam home tour living room in white

@FeliciaAlam

#Don’t make topics

While you might be tempted to stick to one theme and only decorate in one particular style, this can be a slippery slope. Often the inspiration goes too far and the space can become very kitschy very quickly. What was planned as a homage to a tropical country can feel out of place and out of context with the whole house.

Often the inspiration goes too far and the room can get really kitschy

Tropical themed room with palm tree furniture


@linens and beyond

#Concentrate the budget on a few pieces

We know that decorating can be very expensive, and unless you have an unlimited budget, you will most likely have to make compromises. Therefore, it is important to know where to invest and where not to invest, rather than trying to spread the budget evenly. Have a few investment pieces that you know will stand the test of time. For example, invest in a nice sofa, a nice chair or a nice painting.

The painting is an amazing centerpiece of this room

home decoration white living room with colorful painting

@Francisco de Almeida Dias

#Don’t have a matching furniture set

If coordinated furniture and textiles were previously in vogue, these times are long gone. Most people make the mistake of trying to match everything in the room, but that’s a mistake. When everything falls into place it just feels like a store and the space loses personality and authenticity. So instead of going out and buying the whole furniture set, find pieces that complement each other but are different.

When it all comes together, it just feels like a store

matching bed and side table in bedroom

@MiCasa furniture

#Declutter often

A cluttered home makes even the best designed homes look cheap and unattractive. Yes, clutter always happens, so it’s good to declutter as often as possible. A room doesn’t have to be cluttered with items to look good. So it’s a good thing to have some free space. Get rid of old magazines or broken gadgets.

A cluttered home makes even the best designed homes look cheap

Home decoration versatile living room with large figures

@Guta Louro Designs

#Don’t go overboard

Have you ever heard the saying “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should”? It is also very relevant when it comes to home design. Yes, you can paint a wall 5 different colors, but that doesn’t mean it will be good. It’s important to know when to stop. This can mean decorations, colors, furniture, etc. You want to create a balanced, inviting space that doesn’t overwhelm you.

It’s important to know when to stop

A modern eclectic living room with brilliant pops of color can still be cluttered

@ Kelly Wearstler

#Take your time when choosing the paint color

Choosing a color for your space can either make it or break it. That’s why it’s important to take your time and find the color that best suits your space and aesthetic. It’s also good to know which colors aren’t right for your space. That way, you can focus on colors that match better.

Choosing a color for your space can either make it or break it

living room decorate dark blue bedroom color color

@Alec Hemer

# Do not place furniture against the wall

This is a very common mistake, but a big no-go. Try not to glue all your furniture to the wall unless your space is very tight and you live in a tight space. It is important to let the walls breathe. This creates a better layout and a better flow of space.

Unless your space is very tight, try not to glue all your furniture to the wall

Home decoration stick white living room sofa on the wall

@Getty

These were all the tips and tricks we have on home decorating. We hope you found this article helpful. Now you can proceed to decorate your home and turn it into the perfect space. After all, it is important to create a space in which you feel comfortable.

Continue decorating your home and transforming it into the perfect space

living room decoration bedroom design with green sage wall

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