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If you’re a homeowner (or even an apartment dweller), you’ve probably put some thought and effort into decorating your space to make it perfect for you and your family. Having a cozy place to call home is essential to a happy and balanced life, so decorations are a must. Unfortunately, not all of us have an eye for interior design. Here are some common interior design mistakes that you don’t want to make!


Impulse Buys

When decorating your space, you have to think of the big picture instead of individual items. It can be so easy to find singular items you love, but do they fit your aesthetic? Do they match the feel of the room? Don’t break your wallet on impulse buys; make sure to have the big picture in mind before you make any purchases.


Chasing Trends

It is so important to remember that your space should be timeless when picking our decorations. It can be easy to follow current trends, but remember, you don’t have the time to redecorate everything once a new fad comes along! When thinking of designing your space, think to yourself, will I like this in a year? In five years? In ten years? The more planning and foresight you have, the more bang for your buck you will get.


Don’t Be Boring!

Remember, you are going to be living in this space every day. Give it a little life! Whether it’s a fun piece of artwork, a zesty couch or chair, or just fun colors, don’t be afraid to get creative with your space. Check out this article for more ideas on how to liven up your living situation.


Don’t Buy Furniture in Bulk

The trick to buying budget and lifestyle-friendly furniture is to shop around. Don’t feel pressured to buy all of your belongings from the same provider. Just because you love a couch from store A doesn’t mean you can’t get the perfect chair for a better price from store B! The more you shop around, the better off you will be in the long run. You can also pick designs you like and look for more cost-effective dupes on different sites.



Anne Marie Hamill