Common Mistakes People Make When Decorating

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Interior designing can be one of the most satisfying things in the world. Creating artistic expressions that leave a long-lasting impact on society fulfills many with meaning.

Many people think interior designing requires years of education and training, and many are turned off by it. But, contrary to popular belief, the barrier of entry is very beginner-friendly due to all the online resources available.

However, it is true that without proper knowledge, it can be less than ideal, to say the least. Being unprepared means you’re going to make a mistake that you won’t realize until it’s too late. When it comes to interior designing, one small mistake is all it takes to undermine all your hard work.

Here are the most common mistakes people make when decorating.

Wrong height for wall art

Wall art is amazing. It can transform a plain white room into one’s very own embodiment of space. One such way is putting up posters that resonate with one’s self.

Posters come in countless designs and colors, you can just take a look at a site like Art Frill to see this. So, there is something for everyone. Not only are they affordable, but posters are also so easy to put up even a kid could do it. The best part of it all is that they look amazing!

The only downside is that they have to be applied correctly. A mistake would completely ruin the whole aesthetic of the room.

A misalignment or a minor measuring error would throw the whole look off. Correct height and alignment are crucial for wall art. Always ensure the measurements and alignment is accurate before gluing it down.

Using the same color

Oftentimes, people assume that a room has to be a single color. Two colors at most. Generally, because it limits the chances of having color schemes that don’t work.

But to put it bluntly, it’s boring. As a matter of fact, corporate offices, mental wards, and prisons are single-colored rooms. Just a little bit of food for thought.

Instead of playing it safe, take a leap of faith! It pays off to be daring with contrasting colors. It breathes a sense of vibrance into the room and makes it feel a little bit more lively.

Wrong size rug

Like the yoke of a sunny side up, a rug can make or break the whole aesthetic.

Many people either get rugs that are too big or small. Big rugs in a small room make it look cramped and uncomfortable. Whereas small rugs in a big room make it look empty and spacious.

Both are awkward, and it’s highly recommended to find the perfect sized rug for your room.

A good way to pick a perfect sized rug is by using the measurements of your sofa or bed. Rugs around that size are always a safe bet. Depending on the style of the room, it might look better with a slightly smaller or bigger rug.

Not using a primer before painting

Other than wall art, painting is another way to really breathe some life back into a room. To ensure a smooth and glossy finish, the application of primers is required beforehand.

A primer works like the sticky part of the wallpaper, it adheres paint to the walls smoothly and evenly.

Painting without a primer is possible, but it would take more layers of paint to adhere to the wall. Furthermore, it won’t be a smooth finish at all. Paints that are applied without a primer tend to peel and bloat, creating very obvious unsightly bumps and scars.


Interior designing is not some kind of scary and expensive career like everyone was led to believe. In fact, it is one of the most fulfilling and fun things to do out there. The world is your canvas, and your creations make a difference in many people’s lives.

Of course, it doesn’t come without risks. One mistake and that’s it!

Fortunately, these mistakes are easily solvable. As long as proper measurements are done and one is mindful of wall art alignments, and color schemes, these problems can be avoided.

Oh right, and don’t forget the primer!

Bella Duckworth

Bella Duckworth

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“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand, it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.” – Zaha Hadid

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