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How to Avoid Common Decorating Mistakes

With spring around the corner, many people begin to look at refreshing their space. Whether you're a first-time homeowner or are just looking for some new decorating ideas, you may not know where to begin. With design trends changing so often, you want to be sure you're making changes that will improve the look of your home.

Below, you'll find some common decorating mistakes people make and what you should do to avoid them. By following these tips to prevent rookie home decorating mistakes, your home will be beautifully decorated in no time.

Don't Over Decorate

While you're out shopping, you may find lots of different home decor items you love. You may be tempted to pick up all of these items, but you should try to limit yourself! Putting too many decorations in one room will overcrowd it and make the room look way too busy.

The easiest way to avoid over-decorating is to limit yourself while you're out shopping. Decide on a few key pieces you need to pick up, like a rug, lampshades, or a vase and don't buy anything else aside from those items. You can still browse! If you find other items you think may work, jot down what it is and the store where you found it, and you can always come back for it once you are positive it will enhance your space.

Pick the Right Size Area Rug

A common mistake when decorating is buying a rug that is way too small for the space that it's in. If you can, buy a rug that's big enough to extend past all of the furniture over top of it. If it's a little smaller, you should at least be able to fit the front legs of larger pieces of furniture on its edge.

A rug that's too small for a room will stand out in a bad way. But, a rug that's the right size will nicely complement the furniture and other decorative pieces in the room.

Hang Wall Decor and Window Treatments Properly

Window curtains, drapes, and wall decor help a room really come together. Improperly hanging these items can add a negative feel to your room. Fortunately, this is an easy mistake to avoid with some planning.

Before you buy your window treatments — like blinds, curtains, etc. — measure your windows, so you know the right length and width to buy. Whichever look you like the most, be sure to take measurements before you shop. Another common mistake is hanging wall decor too high. When you're hanging paintings, photos or similar items, it should be around eye level for the greatest impact.

If you're looking for some new pieces of decor to add to your home, be sure to check out Badcock Home Furniture &more! We have a great selection of decorative items for any room in your house, from tabletop accessories to area rugs and more!