Decorating Mistakes You Should Avoid in Your Living Room Decor

We can all agree that the living room is one of the most important rooms in our homes since it is the space where we spend the most of our time. It only makes sense to want a living room decor that fits into our life and that reflects our personality.

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So, we find out which mistakes interior designers think you should avoid and that most people make and decided to share with you so you can show off your room proudly.

Take a look and get inspired! 

Choosing paint first

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While paint is in many ways one of the biggest parts of your design, that doesn’t mean it should necessarily be the first thing you pick. Once you’ve settled on some of your essential fabric furnishings, it’s relatively easy to pick a coordinating color from a fan deck or set of paint chips.

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Hanging Picture at the Wrong Height

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The designer Vern Yip says the should hang our pictures 60 inches from finished floor to center of the image, which is the average human eye level.

Not Having Enough Sources of Light

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“Nine times out of 10, I think when people walk into a room and they like the ambiance, it’s because the lighting has been done correctly,” the interior design Yip says. To achieve this, he says your space should have a variety of light sources, including recessed, hanging fixtures, and more.

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Not Having Enough Seats for Guests

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One common mistake is to have a sofa that fits for you and your guests. It is really important to make sure seating facilities conversation.

Skimping on Your Upholstery

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If you’re going to take the time to add new fabric to a piece of furniture, designer Amy Berry says there’s one thing you must consider before going with a less expensive material: “If you’ve got to sit on it, it better be comfortable.”

Not Having Curtains Touch the Floor

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Sure, it seems like a minor detail, but these gaps can sometimes make all the difference. If your curtains don’t hit at the right height, it can make your room feel smaller than it really is — and who wants that?

Underestimating the Power of Pillows

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Sofas are not meant to have only two sad pillows. They should have multiple throws that will make your sofa much cozier and comfortable.

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