Interior Do’s & Don’ts October 30, 2017 – Posted in: Design, General, Uncategorized – Tags: , , ,

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Although there are no rules set in stone when it comes to interior design, there is a wealth of timeless advice that can help you avoid making tasteless (and sometimes expensive) mistakes when decorating your home. We’ve compiled a list of important do’s and don’ts to help guide you on your home decor journey.

1. DON’T match elements of your interior decor too closely. Matching every element of a room, from sofas and tables to chairs and throw cushions, is a common misconception that can leave a space looking uninteresting.

DO use contracting yet complimentary patterns, shapes, textures and styles that instantly hit the reset button on a stale or outdated theme.

2. DON’T overload your storage spaces like shelves, bookcases and tabletops with unnecessary clutter.

DO keep it simple by keeping these areas as minimalistic and uncluttered as possible by clearing these spaces and retaining only the essential items.

3. DON’T be too matchy-matchy when it comes to the overarching theme of the room. Going overboard with a particular theme (think ocean-inspired or tropical prints) is the fastest way to take a room from classy to tacky.

DO stick to a subtle them that is complimented with opposing accents. For example, mix tropical prints with touches of rose gold, or pair metallics with rustic decor to maintain balance.

4. DON’T go overboard with furniture that doesn’t fit the space. A large, luxurious sofa might be appealing in the store but if it is too big for your living room it just ends up looking out of place, and vice versa.

DO choose pieces that are both visually appealing and don’t overcrowd the room. Also avoid matching the height of all your furniture – ensure your space is inviting by adopting a mix of lengths, heights and silhouettes.

5. DON’T hang your artwork without knowing how to position it properly.

DO hang your art at eye level and avoid cluttering a single wall with too many pieces. Draw attention to a piece of art by utilizing it as a statement piece on a singular wall.