6 Common Home Decor Mistakes to Avoid

It can be fun decorating your home but it also can be overwhelming. You want your home to reflect your personality, but you also want it to be functional and feel warm and inviting. This task can be overwhelming and not everything works on the first try. To make the process a bit easier, here are a few common home decor mistakes to avoid:

Mistake #1 – Not Prioritizing Function

Decorating isn’t all about a room looking good. It should also be functional. Think about the space you’re decorating and figure out exactly how you want it to function.

Avoid filling your space with furniture or pieces that don’t serve a function. If you have a small space, consider furniture that serves dual purposes. Choosing multifunctional furniture is a pretty popular home interior design trend and is a great way to save space in a smaller home or room.

If rearranging, redecorating, and overhauling your decor isn’t helping a room become more functional, it may be worth considering remodeling interior rooms of your home. Rethinking interior rooms is one of the home renovation trends and can help you get a layout that works well for you while also looking good.

Take a look at the video below to see some of the interior renovations Zephyr Thomas has done!

Mistake #2 – Choosing Paint Color Before Anything Else

Choosing your paint color right off the bat is a common decor mistake. It’s much easier to pick another shade or color rather than find furniture and accessories to match. Choose furniture and upholstery before anything else. You might think you want a certain color or piece of furniture, but you might find something else you like better.

After choosing your furniture and upholstery, consider window treatments to add privacy to your windows along with other accessories you might have. Once you have all these things in place, choose your wall color. You may end up finding a different color or shade that suits your room and decor better.

Mistake #3 – Caring About Style More Than Comfort

Sure, you can decorate your home to be stylish and on-trend, but if it’s not comfortable, will you even enjoy it? Choose furniture pieces that are trendy but also comfortable. Always give the piece thought about function and comfort first, then decide if the style works or not. This is a consistent home decor trend that can give you the look and function you need while also staying in style.

Mistake #4 – Having Too Many Decor Pieces

You don’t want to overwhelm a room with too much decor. It can feel too busy and crowded. Choose just enough decor to add to your room. Create one focal point and then work around it. Choose a few larger, attention-grabbing pieces and then add one or two smaller pieces as accents.

This will keep your room from becoming too crowded. Keep in mind the size of your room as you decorate, too. Larger rooms can handle more decor, but still, be careful not to go overboard. For smaller rooms, choose just the essential items.

Mistake #5 – Matching Everything

While you want your home to feel cohesive, don’t match every single item, either. You want some contrast in your decor so experiment with contrasting colors and textures. However, you still want to coordinate some of your decor throughout your home. This will help your home feel cohesive without each room feeling the same.

Mistake #6 – Ignoring Lighting

Lighting is an essential part of decorating your home, and ignoring it or getting it wrong is one of the common home decor mistakes to avoid. Not enough lighting can make a room feel dreary or drab, while proper lighting can add to the ambiance and comfort of a room. Don’t forget about natural light! There are a few different ways to add more natural light to your home.

It’s also a good idea to layer lighting. This way, you can choose the right amount of lighting throughout the day. Try pendant, recessed, or chandelier lighting for good, overhead lighting. Next, choose floor or table lamps to fill the corners of rooms. You’ll be able to fit any situation or mood to create just the right feel in your home.

Remodel Your Home With Zephyr Thomas

These are just a few home decor mistakes to avoid. Your home decor should reflect you and your taste. If no amount of redecorating is making your home work for you, it may be time to consider remodeling.

Remodeling areas of your home or adding a home addition can help you turn your current home into the home of your dreams. If you’re ready to talk about your next home improvement project, call Zephyr Thomas at (717) 399-4708 for a free quote!

Check out the video below to see the Zephyr Thomas team remodel a home addition for this homeowner!