Decorating your own home can feel overwhelming. While there are always tips and tricks that can help you get on the right path, there are no concrete rights and wrongs. Or are there? While decorating is a matter of taste and certainly you know your taste better than anyone else, there are two interior design signs that many consider to be simply unforgivable in any situation.
Sin #1: Using bad proportions
There may be nothing worse than using the wrong proportions. For example, if you have a tiny room and you purchase a couch for your living room that is so large part of it hangs out into the hallway, this isn’t going to look no matter how lovely the couch is.
Likewise, if you have an enormous room and you sparsely furnish it with nothing more than a loveseat, small coffee table, and some linen drapes, the room is going to look unfinished. The key with proportion – and really with all of decorating – is to find balance. Generally speaking, less is more but that isn’t always the case.
Sin #2: Not turning to the experts when you should
You want to get the lowest possible price for everything and you want total control over the designs. That’s fine, but you also need to know when to seek help. If you’re doing a major upgrade like adding a bathroom, it’s best to work with a professional. They can save you time, headaches, and money when it’s done the right way – and much more quickly than you could get it done.
Likewise, if you’re trying to decorate from scratch it may make sense to reach out to an interior designer. They can bring together various aspects of your decorating style that you may not be able to. With their available discounts it may not end up as expensive as you imagine.
Of course, there are plenty of things you can get done on your own, but even then there’s likely an expert out there who can help you. For example, Half Price Drapes employs a team of experienced professionals who can help you with your drapery needs. We are passionate about curtains and can help you figure out what fabric, pattern, and style would look best in a particular part of your home.