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.
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.
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