Unless you have a natural eye for color, interior designing isn't always easy. DIY projects can be tricky to tackle, leaving you with less than perfect results. We've all made mistakes when decorating (or attempting to decorate) our homes. During your next project, try to avoid these common errors:
- Imitation: While imitation is known as the sincerest form of flattery, playing copy-cat doesn't always leave you with excellent results. Remember that "Friends" episode when Rachel's apartment décor was straight out of a Pottery Barn window display? Even if you aren't a fan of the sitcom, you know that you need to put your own spin on a catalogue page.
- Incorrect lighting: No one wants their home to feel like a cave. "Allowing yourself to exist in anything other than golden, layered lighting is a huge rookie mistake. A good rule of thumb is that you need at least three separate light sources in any room," reports interior design website ApartmentTherapy.com. The best source of light is natural lighting, allowing the sun to not only create an inviting ambiance, but also cut energy costs in your home. Try browsing Bazaar Home Decorating Center's array of custom curtains, drapes and blinds that can allow light to flourish in any room of your house.
- Uncomfortable furniture: It's a common misconception that you have to sacrifice comfort to be stylish (in both fashion and interior design). Furniture should be aesthetically pleasing, but also comfortable. This is especially true for rooms you spend a lot of time in, like a living room or lounge.
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