Happy Friday the 13th, Redecorator!
To celebrate, we’ve got a super Spooky Circus happening at Redecor today. Complete all the terrifying challenges and solve a very intriguing mystery. Don’t miss out on the fun!
In honor of making sure your day remains spook-free, we’re giving you 5 tips for avoiding common interior design nightmares.
If you’re a home decor enthusiast like us, you know that decorating your space is one of the most fun and rewarding activities. But it’s also important to remember that there are some guidelines to follow to avoid making design mistakes that could turn into your worst nightmares!
So grab your lucky rabbit’s foot and join us as we delve into the scariest design errors you can make and how to avoid them.
The DIY Disaster
So you got inspired by Pinterest- amazing! At Redecor we love DIY home projects and think they’re one of the best ways to add a personal touch to your home. However, one of the biggest interior design nightmares is taking on a DIY project that’s way out of your skill level. We know it’s tempting to tackle that elaborate wooden table build, but trust us, it’s not worth the headache (or the potential danger!). Instead, stick to projects that play to your strengths and challenge you without overwhelming you. Macrame, anyone?
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Not Measuring Properly
You drove all the way to the furniture store to buy your brand-new couch, but you didn’t measure anything in advance. Sounds like the beginning of a disaster! By doing so, you risk your furniture being the wrong size which can totally throw off the balance of the room. Items too big can cause a space to feel overwhelming, and items too small can force you to fill in the spaces with potential clutter. To avoid this nightmare scenario, be sure to measure twice and draw out a floor plan before making any big purchases
Being a “Wallflower”
When it comes to furniture placement, you don’t want to be too much of a wallflower, that would be a bit of a nightmare! Pushing all of your pieces against the walls to open up the space can actually make the room feel smaller and more cramped. Instead, try placing larger items like couches against the walls and smaller pieces like decorative tables and armchairs closer to the center of the room. Experiment with different arrangements to find the right balance for your space and avoid the furniture squeeze.
Choosing Beauty over Comfort
We all make the same nightmarish mistake once in a while when it comes to fashion- we let beauty trump comfort. Learn from your past and make sure having a livable home is a top priority. After all, a comfortable space can still be an aesthetically pleasing one. Be sure to read reviews and try out furniture for comfort before making a purchase. It’s also important to consider how you live and use your space. If you like to eat on the couch or need to put your feet up while reading, make sure to choose pieces that accommodate these habits.
Way Too Trendy
We’re the first to admit that we adore keeping up with the latest interior design trends! However, it can be pretty dreadful to lean into trendy home decor that doesn’t fit your personal style or the style of your home. For example, colored concrete is a popular trend for 2023, but it may not be the best fit for a modern farmhouse-style home. Start by adding a few trendy items to your space and see how they feel. Don’t make the mistake of following a trend blindly- be selective and true to your own style.
So there you have it- a list of common interior design mistakes to avoid on this spooktacular Friday the 13th. But don’t let these nightmares scare you off from showing off your design skills. Head on over to Redecor and check out the Spooky Circus. The challenges may be frightening, but we know you have the creativity and courage to tackle them all and solve the mystery. And head to our social media channels for even more scary fun!
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