There is something called the man-environment fit and to a large extent, if not entirely, the same concept is true for your home decor and how your personality blends into it. While decorating can be an immensely rewarding exercise, the least bit of error can turn something brilliant into sloppy. Check out these home decor mistakes that you should avoid if you want to create a comfortable, relaxing home.
Erring with measurements
Not measuring what you buy is a cardinal sin of home decor. What use is a contemporary or an antique sofa that appeals to the eye but does not fit into your living room design? Ideally, before buying furniture or tapestry or some such thing, homeowners must figure out the precise dimensions which they need to answer to.
Going live without sampling
Sampling is ever so essential in the home decor business. Let us say you love a taupe or a grey or a peacock shade to a fault. So does it suffice that you have affection for the shade? Time and again, what looks good on the brochures does not look half as eye-catching on your walls. In my early youth, I was once tricked by lavender. Since then, I have been very careful.
Purchasing everything from the same place
There is a tendency in us to buy almost everything from a single shop. No doubt things look easy this way. But imagine this: buying everything from the same place exposes you to two problems. One, your home looks like a catalogue with nothing, nearly nothing, giving a personalised feeling.
Two, the same shop can boast of a very smart furniture and a beautiful line of tapestry, but it is easy to gauge that it cannot have the best of everything. Tell me, will you buy your vacuum cleaner from Apple if it were to manufacture them? Apple is Apple, but is vacuum cleaner its territory? Think!
Not giving lighting enough importance
Not giving enough emphasis to lighting can be among the gravest home decor mistakes. With the population frenzy we are witnessing, spaces are going to get only more cramped from here. What then creates an illusion of space if not strategically placed lights? Don’t let them become an afterthought.
What is the worst home decor mistake that you remember having committed?