The home decorating process is a challenging one, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the many options available. However, there are some basic things that every homeowner should know before embarking on their journey. In fact, there are ten mistakes that people make when they start decorating their homes that can easily be avoided with a little bit of planning and research beforehand! So let’s take a look at what those mistakes are so that you don’t make them:
Not Keeping Your Space at the Right Temperature
The right temperature is important for comfort and health. You want to be comfortable, but not too warm or cold. Keeping your space at the right temperature will make it more pleasant to spend time there and help prevent fatigue and illness. To keep your home at a healthy temperature:
- Keep the thermostat set between 60 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit (16-20 C). If you’re using a space heater or fireplace, make sure they’re properly vented; otherwise they could emit dangerous fumes into your home’s air supply.
- Open windows only when necessary–and then close them again as soon as possible! If possible, use fans instead of opening windows so that cool air circulates throughout the room without letting in humidities from outside that may cause mold growths on furniture surfaces or walls over time if left unchecked over long periods without proper ventilation systems installed beforehand (more on this later).
Not Having A Fireplace in The Living Room
A fireplace is a great way to add warmth and comfort to your home. It can also be used as a focal point in your living room, if you have one. It’s also a great conversation starter!
Nail Filing Down the Wallpaper
- Don’t use a hammer or screwdriver to file down the wallpaper.
- Don’t use an emery board to file down the wallpaper.
- Don’t use sandpaper to file down the wallpaper.
- Don’t use a razor blade or knife, either! They’ll tear up your wall even more than it already is, plus they’re dangerous and can lead to injury if used improperly (or at all). Your best bet is using a scraper instead–it won’t damage any part of your home decorating project like these other tools will do!
Buying Furniture That is Bigger than Your Room
When you buy furniture, it’s important to make sure that it fits in with the space. If you buy something that is too large for your room, it will look awkward and out of place.
If you’re unsure about how much space a piece takes up, measure the dimensions before buying anything so that nothing takes up more room than necessary. Here are some examples:
Putting a Water Feature Anywhere But On the Ground Floor
If you’re planning to put a water feature in your home, there are a few things to consider. First and foremost: where will it be placed? While some people may think that the best place for their fountain is on the first floor or even in the basement, this isn’t always true.
The best location for any type of water feature is on the ground floor since it allows everyone in your house access to enjoy its beauty without having to climb stairs (which can be challenging if you have mobility issues). If possible, try not to put any kind of fountain anywhere else–especially not on an upper level like a second story or third story because it will be too difficult for anyone who wants access without climbing stairs.
Using Different Wood Finishes on the Same Piece of Furniture
If you’re going to buy new furniture, it’s important that the wood finish matches the rest of your home. If you have an oak dining room table and chairs, don’t buy a pine desk for your office. Using different wood finishes on the same piece of furniture will make it look like you bought them at different times or don’t know what you are doing. Your guests will wonder why they aren’t sitting at their own dining room table when they come over for dinner!
Picking Up a Theme and Carrying it Through to Every Room in Home
One of the biggest home decorating mistakes you can make is picking up a theme and carrying it through to every room in your home. If this sounds like something you want to do, then just be sure that all of the rooms have matching furniture, accessories and decorations. If not, then don’t buy any of those things because they will look awkward and out of place in your home!
For example: If you have an ocean themed bedroom with blue walls, white curtains and shells on the dresser…don’t go ahead and get an iguana as a pet–it will clash with everything else going on there!
Forgetting About Energy Efficiency and HVAC Maintenance
- Make sure your HVAC system is working properly.
- Keep the filters clean.
- Change the furnace filter every 3 months.
- Clean the coils and check for leaks, especially in older systems or if you have had problems with moisture or mold in the past, which could indicate that there’s a leak somewhere in the ductwork outside of your home (and therefore not covered by warranty).
- Check thermostat settings to make sure they’re set correctly for when you are at home versus asleep or away from home–this can save energy as well as money! Also, look for drafts around windows and doors that could allow cold air into your house without being able to escape once inside–these drafts are one of many reasons why it’s important not only to close windows after leaving but also keep them shut during wintertime months so that heat doesn’t escape through those spaces where warm air normally escapes outwards through open windows instead of circulating throughout rooms evenly like it should!
Using Too Many Neutral Colors or White Walls as Your Main Color Scheme for a House/Apartment/Condo/etc.
An interior designer will tell you that a house with too many neutral colors or white walls can make it feel smaller, cold and uninviting.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” but did you know that it’s true when it comes to home decorating? The right picture can make an entire room look cozy and inviting while the wrong one can do just the opposite!
If you don’t have space for these things, just don’t buy them because they will look awkward and out of place in your home!
If you don’t have space for these things, just don’t buy them because they will look awkward and out of place in your home! If you have a small space, don’t buy large furniture. Don’t buy artwork that is too big for the wall or it will be overwhelming and take away from the rest of your decor.
Home decorating is a fun way to express yourself and make your home more personal. But it can also be tricky, so we hope these tips will help guide you through the process with ease!