People often ask me for interior decorating tips, but it’s just as important to know what not to do, so this week on the blog, I’m sharing a few interior decorating mistakes that most people make but should be avoided.

living room with grey velvet sofa, decorative pillows, and original artwork hung above the sofa

Not Clearing The Clutter

During my first conversations with clients, I ask them to send photos of their space, so I know I can get an initial feel for the space. When they send the photos, their emails often say something along the lines of “I just don’t know where to start”, and the photos of their spaces often contain a lot of clutter. One of the best places to start is to clear the clutter. It’s an easy way to make your space look and feel much better. Have a look at any professionally decorated space that you love, and chances are it looks well put together and uncluttered, right? Clear the clutter – You’ll feel great, and your home will look so much better!  

Not Having A Plan

People often feel overwhelmed when decorating their homes and are never sure where to begin. I always start with a plan, and I recommend you do the same. You wouldn’t build a house without blueprints, or bake a cake without a recipe and the right ingredients on hand, so why try to decorate a room without a plan in place? Work on determining your style, create your wishlist, and outline your budget – All of these steps will help get you closer to your ultimate goal and a more beautiful home.  

Not Finishing Up 

A lot of times, people will get the main furniture pieces in their home, but then lose steam and not finish things off – Sound familiar? For a room to feel complete, it needs to be styled as well. After you’ve got your main furniture items in be sure to add rugs, drapery, throw pillows, art and accessories. This doesn’t have to happen all at once – Taking your time will ensure you fill your home with items you truly love, which you’ll be happier with and will provide a nicely curated look. If you’re looking for a few ways to refresh your home this weekend, CLICK HERE to read a recent blog post I wrote all about that. 

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3 Interior Decorating Mistakes To Avoid


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