Learning how to effectively decorate takes practice and most people have to make mistakes to really learn how they want to decorate their home. Vogue recently posted an article titled 12 Home Decor Mistakes All 20-Somethings Make that has some ideas we agree with.
Alyssa Kapito and Vivian Muller write, “Twenty-somethings often have artwork that’s just too small for their space. It makes a room feel cramped, while oversize artwork above your sofa, or a large gallery wall, will help everything feel bigger.”
Casey DeBois says, “Bad lighting. Swap out fixtures for brighter, more efficient lighting. Try a variety of fixtures—you want to have lighting at different heights for balance—and mix table lamps, floor lamps, sconces, and ceiling lights to create a warm and well-lit home.”
Danielle Arps chimes in with, “Twenty-somethings don’t realize the power of framing artwork. Posters taped or pinned on the walls can look crazy unless you have that artistic eye.”
Becki Owens wants people to be more thoughtful about their decorating plans, “In your 20s, you are often decorating your first apartment or home, and are excited to get it all together. Sometimes people make the mistake of purchasing before planning. My advice is to map it out. Create a rough floor plan of your space with accurate measurements and use it as you pick your key furniture pieces for the room. It will be your guide through the whole process and help you avoid a lot of frustrating errors.”
Orlando Soria says, “They forget the importance of rugs. I can’t tell you how many homes I’ve been in that have bare, naked floors. I think most 20-somethings are intimidated by how expensive rugs can be and what a commitment they are, but don’t be scared! A rug defines a space and makes everything seem more cozy and comfortable.”
At Half Price Drapes we think these are all great tips but the number one thing that many first-time homeowners or renters forget to invest in is window treatments. They add privacy, allow you to control the light in a room, and are an incredible decorating element. We offer tons of options at prices so affordable even twenty-somethings can afford them.