Decorating comes is many different tastes; unfortunately, not all of them are good. Some of us don’t know how to accessorize our spaces while others simply do too much. Remember I’m traveling alot lately, so I keep seeing examples while I roam about the US. Here are a few tips on what not to do.
â€¢ Too many throw pillows on a bed. Do you really want to put all those back on the bed every morning?
â€¢ A TV above the mantel. This area should be a focal point for other reasons than your boyfriend’s Celtics VS. Lakers obsession.
â€¢ Hanging your art too high. You donâ€™t want company straining trying to look up at your expensive or unusual pieces. By the time they return to eye level, only the crook in their neck will be memorable.
â€¢ Hanging your curtains too low. Window treatments are not meant to drag on the floor.
â€¢ A sofa set diagonally. This set-up only makes your space look smaller, always go for spacious.
â€¢ Pairs of everything. Thereâ€™s nothing unique about this. Give away those matching bookends and mix and match!
â€¢ Rugs so white they require shoe removal. Who wants to rent a carpet cleaner ever month? Not to mention, what gathering can you really have (and enjoy) if you’re constantly worried about stains.
â€¢ Uncomfortable sofas. They are for sitting, remember? (And I firmly believe that if you can’t nap stretched out on your couch, it’s not worth the money- Steely D)
â€¢ Scented-candle overload! Please, one is enough. Your neighbors will thank you.
â€¢ The throw over the arm of your sofa. Iâ€™m guilty too, but Iâ€™ve reformed. (erm, I think I’m leaning on mine right now. **cheeks redden**- Steely D)
If you like Zoeâ€™s tips, check out the rest of her renovation posts here.
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