Everyone wants their home to be comfortable, to look great, and to function as they need it to. Not everyone knows how to make that a reality. While we typically focus on the things you can do to create a home you love, today we’re doing the opposite: Here are some of the worst decorating disasters you can make and how to prevent them.
Never sacrifice comfort
It happens all the time: A homeowner is so excited about making their home look great that they forget that the most important thing is their comfort. After all, how much does it matter if you love your couch if you never want to sit on it? So what if you love your dining room table if it’s too high, too low, or otherwise doesn’t meet your needs. The good news is that there are so many options out there that you can find something that’s both lovely and comfortable.
Never sacrifice function
Similar to above, you want to remember that most decorating items will serve some type of purpose. Some won’t of course, so if you’re buying a piece of art or a paperweight, you can concentrate solely on what you love that fits within the space. However, when it comes to items that have a specific purpose, pay attention to that purpose first. For example, what good is a lamp that looks great if it puts off too much light or not enough?
Know what to buy online and what to shop for in person
Buying online is a great way to save money and as an online retailer, Half Price Drapes, of course, recommends that you buy some items online. That said, there are some items that should only be bought in person. We recommend you not buy a rug that you haven’t stood on, that you don’t buy bedding that you haven’t felt, and that you never buy a couch without first sitting on it.
On the other hand, draperies are a great option to buy online. As long as you know the size of your windows – and we’ve created an easy-to-use guide in measuring your windows – you can buy curtains online. One of the reasons is that the quality of curtains isn’t dependent on the person who uses them. for example, one person may find a soft couch very uncomfortable while another person finds a firm couch uncomfortable. With curtains, as long as you like the pattern and trust that the quality is good, you can trust the review of someone else.