Entry #2770, August 21, 2013
In my experience as a design consultant, I have been inside clients’ homes countless times. I love to see how each person has a unique and personal sense of style, and I believe it’s very important to preserve their sense of identity when redecorating. What I like, or whatever the latest home trend is, may not be the one-size-fits-all solution for everyone. With that said, there are some décor mistakes I see repeatedly from place to place that are easily remedied without professional help. I call them “mistakes” because, even though design is incredibly flexible, these three things simply don’t work well in the overall visual aesthetics of a room. Take a look around and see if you can’t do a simple improvement right now.
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The ‘Postage-Stamp’ Rug
Rugs that are too small for a room are all too common. A rug should act as an anchor that unites all the furniture groupings together by extending to reach all of them. Generally, you should leave only 18-24 inches of space between the walls and rug border all the way around or the “anchor” will feel lost and floating in the center of the room. Check here to learn more about choosing the perfect rug.
Image via: Niki Papadopoulos
Hanging Art Too High (or Too Low)
It’s so easy to hang art or family photos on a single nail. What’s harder is hanging it at the right height. The center of the painting should be about eye level, with at least 12 inches of clearance from the ceiling. Take an extra minute to measure, and your eyes will thank you for years. To get more ideas for hanging art creatively, click here.
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Headboards are the focal point of a bedroom, so a bed without one knocks the whole room out balance. There’s no “right” type of headboard, from wood to upholstery to even a curtain or oversized piece of wall art. The important part is to have that central aspect of the bed and to make sure that you love it. If you like to DIY, here’s a tutorial on how to make your own headboard. With these tips, you can avoid the most common decorating mistakes!
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