Furniture that is too big, or too small
Most of us have been guilty of this sin! Whether we forgot to double check dimensions, judged the size of a piece of furniture within a giant warehouse or simply bought on the fly, it’s easy to make the mistake of buying pieces that are either too small or too large for your home. Before you begin your hunt, we recommend always measuring out your ‘ideal’ dimensions so you have a clear and simple guide to take shopping with you.
Clashes between colours
This unfortunate error usually happens when you’re trying to match colours without samples – colours can look so very different on a computer screen! Make sure you get your hands on samples for all of those big purchases, and take them along with you when choosing your accents. It’s also a good idea to get a strong direction for your colour palette before you start purchasing so you don’t wind up with a mishmash of hues.
Over-cluttering of accessories and knick knacks
One of the common decorating issues we come across is when homeowners fill their rooms with lots of itsy-bitsy accessories that can make the space feel cluttered and disjointed. Instead, opt for some larger anchor accessories within each zone, and just a few smaller pieces to complement. You’ll have some much stronger focal points and will prevent a cluttered end result.
Incorrectly hung artwork
Ahhhh, the old artwork debate. Despite the historical, just below the cornice placement of the ‘picture rail’, artwork really should be hung at eye level! A trained eye is always a big help – if you need a hand placing artwork on your walls, bring in a pro who can guide you on that ideal spot (which is most likely a little lower than your own estimation).