The list of top seven home interior design mistakes you can avoid if you are working on your interior design or window treatment project. Interior designers will save you money in the long run by guiding you through the decorating process and keep you from making costly home design mistakes.
1. Uncomfortable Piece Of Furniture
The home decor world equivalent of the Stiletto heel: Beautiful, but oh-so-impractical. It ultimately taught you that no matter how good-looking something is, if you can’t sit/walk/relax on it, it’s not for you.
2. The Overly-Trendy Piece
It looked terrific in the store window. And in the magazine. But in your house? It clashed with your favorite pieces and looked strange. Since then you only focus on trends that feel like you.
3. The Wall Color You Didn’t Test
There’s nothing like painting an entire room moss green before realizing that with your lighting and wall texture, it looks nothing like it did in the can. Now, you paint a swatch before any further commitments.
4. The Quick Fix
Maybe at the time you were more fixated on spending on vacation rather than a new chair. But when your cheap chair broke a year later, you learned they weren’t kidding when they say “Buy the best, only cry once.”
5. The Disastrous DIY
“But it looked so great on Pinterest” And now you know if you’re not crafty, it’s time to go to the experts.
6. The Cliché Art
It got you used to the idea of having something special on your wall but made you realize how important it is to make that piece meaningful.
7. The Ambitiously White Item
You didn’t weigh all the things you love (chocolate, red wine) against this one purchase. But now you know. This choice might work if you don’t mind being extra-careful (or spending the extra time cleaning.)
This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com
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