When it comes to decorating your home, there are plenty of options you can exercise, whether or not you want to design the space yourself or enlist the help of a professional. For those who want to take the do-it-yourself approach, there are certain mistakes that you should avoid to design a room that will end up costing you a considerable amount of money and have little aesthetic appeal. In order to help you create a room that you can be proud of, the Billings Gazette asked several interior designers some decorating mistakes to avoid.
Here is the advice they offered to all homeowners:
- Buying furniture that is too big: A huge mistake that homeowners often make is buying pieces of furniture that are too big for the room they are going to be placed in. Before you begin shopping, it is important to measure the size of the room so you know exactly how much space you are going to be working with.
- Not having enough lighting: Having enough light in a house is key to how it looks overall. Make sure that the redesigned room is well-lit, whether through the use of overhead fixtures or lamps on the end tables.
- Painting the walls first: When it comes to choosing the design scheme of a room, you should never settle on a color for the walls first. The reason for this is simple – furniture fabrics often come in very limited selections of colors, so they should be chosen ahead of time, then you can pick a paint color that matches nicely.