10 home decor blunders you keep making

Leigh Leigh
'Modernity in the woods' - North London residential refurbishment SWM Interiors & Sourcing Ltd Modern living room Blue
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We can't all be professional interior designers, but this is certainly not an excuse to be content with living in a messy or chaotic home. 

Whether it's a home improvement project gone wrong, an overloaded room full of memories or a bedroom with colours that clash, we all have at least one place in the home that could look a bit nicer.

But where to start?

Well you're here at homify, which means you've already taken the first step. Now you just need to read our article on 10 common mistakes that people make when it comes to decorating the house. It will change the way you see home decor! You'll also know what to avoid from here on out!

1. Inadequate bathroom storage

We all know how much time we spend in the bathroom, getting ready for the day. It's a space where we can truly carve out a few precious moments of relaxation, which is why the decor and design of this space is so important. Make sure you have enough storage.

Use some carefully selected accessories that add a touch of luxury to this room—it is totally worth it!

2. Disorder

Disorder is never in style! It creates a stressful and sloppy atmosphere. Make sure that you have good storage facilities such as drawers, cupboards and shelves so you can keep items neatly stored away.

3. An old mattress and linen

Besides being beautiful, a bedroom should also be very comfortable. It should be a space where you rest and recover, ready to take on the next day! But how can you sleep properly and feel rejuvenated if you have a poor quality mattress?

Invest in a decent mattress and some attractive, cozy, warm, modern and inviting linen and your body and mind with thank you!

4. Overdoing it in the bedroom

Even if you love bright colours, opt for a colour palette in the bedroom that conveys serenity. This is essential for an undisturbed sleep. 

We suggest going for soft pastels or neutral, earthy tones.

5. Ignoring the purpose of the room

Don't lose sight of the functionality of the room. For example, a living room and a study have two very distinct functions. Decorating these rooms according to their purposes is important!

Keep the main function of the room in mind and it will be much easier to furnish it accordingly.

6. Overwhelming spaces

A room with too many elements conveys the same feeling of negativity that an empty space or poorly furnished space does. 

Avoid furniture that is too big for the space and opt for the less is more approach. 

7. Mismatched tableware

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Chipped crockery, ugly or unfashionable cutlery and mismatched tableware are lethal for the look and feel of your dining room! 

Get rid of all of the old items and take some time to choose new cutlery, crockery and utensils that will bring a tasteful touch to your eating area. Have a look at these dining room design ideas for inspiration!

8. Ignore natural lighting

Even the best source of artificial lighting does not enhance a space like natural light does. Invest in a large window or a skylight where you can soak your interiors in natural light. It will create a warm and inviting space instantly, especially in this warm, summer Canadian months.

Have a look at these: Tips for bathing your home in natural light.

9. A kitchen with no light

A single light source in the kitchen is not enough to make this space pleasant. Invest in plenty of layered lighting throughout including ceiling lights and lamps, which will create a cozy and comfortable atmosphere. 

You also want to be able to see what you are cooking!

10. A disorganized cupboard

Maintaining order and cleanliness in your home is not just about appearances. Make sure your cupboards and drawers are tidy, organised and neat too! You don't want your home to be in a constant state of confusion and disorder behind the scenes. 

Out of sight, out of mind? Not in this case!

Also have a look at these 9 bedroom mistakes that you're making and how to stop.

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