3 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

As you decorate your home, be sure to avoid these common mistakes.

Ignoring Your Entryway

Sometimes it’s easy to simply use the entry into your home as a place to hang coats, store wet umbrellas, or remove shoes. While there’s nothing necessarily wrong with that, if that’s as far as you go with this space, you’re missing a huge opportunity to make a first impression on your guests. Your foyer is the first thing they’ll see when they enter your home, so you should treat it just like any other room. Give it some TLC, perhaps with a little color, maybe a piece of furniture, some artwork or accessories, and anything that introduces the style of your home.

Painting a Room before Testing the Color

Taking the time to test out a paint, before you commit to gallons of it, could save you a great deal of frustration. A color on a swatch at the hardware store could take on a different look on your walls at home. So give yourself a chance to see the color in your home at different times of day, in different lighting situations, and, of course, with your furniture, before you take the plunge.

Matchy-Matchy Patterns

At one point in time it might have been considered en vogue, but using matching patterns for all portions of a room is no longer in style. The colors in your room can most definitely coordinate, but do your best to shake things up when it comes to your choice of patterns for things like curtains, throw pillows, and accessories.


If you’re buying a home in Grayton BeachPanama City BeachDestin, or any of the surrounding communities, we’d love to help you find the perfect place.

Call us at 850-213-3048 or get in touch with us online to let us know what you’re looking for. Our expert 30A real estate agents will start searching for your dream home right away.