5 COMMON DECORATING MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

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Have you ever bought something from the store only to get home and realize it doesn’t fit in your home? It can be anything you liked. Don’t worry you are not alone there are many, many people in this pool. What’s crazy is in that moment no one in this world can convince you to leave whatever it is you want in the store. It’s like you are hypnotized for a minute or a good half an hour. You are completely convinced that for instance the wall art you’ve seen belongs to you and you have finally found what you have been missing in your home. So you buy it, knowing that it’s probably a bit over your budget but it’s all going to be worth it or at least that’s what you tell yourself. You get home and the first thing you do is to fit the artwork on the wall. You realize it’s too big for your wall, it can’t fit horizontally, vertically is a whole comedy story.  Here are 5 common decorating mistakes and how to avoid them.Two lessons here; don’t buy things without measuring and assessing your home. Secondly contact me for you interior needs, I will listen to you and design uniquely for you.

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  1. Furniture

Shopping for furniture is such an exciting process. Buying the furniture is even better.  Most people buy furniture before measuring their spaces. What happens next is you get stuck with a big sofa taking the entire living room space. Subsequently, the living room appears smaller. Get your measurements right, this will help you make an informed decision.

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  1. Paint

We are notorious painters. You have probably settled on a house you like, you request your house owner or the management company to paint for you specific colors before you move in. More often than not the colors we request for are bold and would probably need to be taken into consideration after moving in and understanding the theme of the house. Take it slow on painting bold colors at least until you have settled on the major things in your home.

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  1. Wall Art

Falling in love with wall art takes less than a minute. It’s one of those things you find and immediately select your preference. Buying artwork is one of my favorite things; I admire the thought process, the message, the feeling and the mood of different types of wall art. We have various sizes and getting the wrong size for your home is such a bummer for both you and the wall art. Please look at your walls, measure them to ensure you get the correct size of your favorite wall art.

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  1. Curtains

Curtains are deal makers or breakers. One wrong move and our homes appear completely different. If they are too short then something is missing, if they are too long then they are messy. Getting curtains before taking measurements is very tricky. Please ensure your measurements are not just taken but very well taken. You home depends on it.

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  1. Clutter

Clutter is an issue. If you intentionally refuse to throw away clutter all in the name of you’ll find good use for it, you are a hoarder. You keep a lot of things that you don’t use, please let go. Let it go. If a vase is cracked or broken, sorry it has to go. It doesn’t matter if it looks vintage, rustic, industrial all those words we want to give it to keep it. Get rid of it. Broken photo frames, same case, broken wall art, same case. That is clutter. You don’t need that in your life.  If you are looking into transforming your home, my interior design services are an email/message/ phone call away.

Hugs & Kisses,

Baibera

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