Even with millions of articles advising you on how to do up your house with all the tips, tricks and solutions offered by experts, when faced with an empty pad, your mind is as blank as the walls in front of you! But never fear, this may be just a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth and instead of telling you what you could do with your new house, how about we tell you what to avoid? Here are some décor don'ts that we hope you haven't done!
1. Don't push your furniture flat against the walls.
If your home has a medium sized to large living room, bring the seating arrangements closer to the centre of the room, keeping not more than 4-8 feet between the furthest articles. Not only will this make the room seem more cosy and centralized, it also makes way for easier conversation instead of screaming it from one side of the room to another.
2. Do not compromise on good lighting.
What use is having an expensive painting framed in your hallway if there isn't enough light falling on it? Dim light not only makes the house look uninviting, it irritates the eye. Appropriately scaled, relevant lighting can do wonders to any room, big or small. That being said, if you want to keep a statement piece like a massive chandelier in a small room, let that not be crowded by other, smaller lights that serve no purpose.
3. Don't leave corners empty.
If you have a nook in your house, or there is a place where the roof slants in, do not leave it bare. This will break the flow of the décor and make the room, as a whole, look more dismal. Keep an ottoman, a bookshelf or a simple low chair with a rug throw on it and a small lamp. Or better yet, you can transform it into a small den of sorts to unwind at the end of a day.
4. Ease up on the pillows.
If you have to constantly keep moving cushions out of the way, or piling a few on your lap every time you sit, you're overdoing it. Also, if you have to keep up to 3 cushions on your lap to feel some level of comfort, you're not doing enough. For a strong cushion game, pick ones that aren't too soft or too hard. They should be adequately fluffy but not uncomfortable to use as back-rests.