OH NO YOU DIDN'T! INTERIOR DESIGN NO NO LIST
We’re a society of rules, and interior Design is no exception. One designer’s accent wall heaven is another’s hel…well, you get it. That said, while rules are made to be broken, or there’s always an exception to every rule (hello wooden flowers from Southern Bloom Co.) it’s also nice to have some guidance from the pros.
Stay away from the interior design mistakes below (or at least most of them!) and your rooms are sure to look designer curated:
No no: The aforementioned Accent Wall
Why: Two words—cop out! You wanted to go big but were afraid. Be brave. Either paint or wallpaper the entire room or don’t do it at all.
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No no: Chintz
Why: Shiny cotton fabrics emblazoned with cabbage roses? Enough said!
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No no: Christmas Lights.
Why: They’re not festive out of season. Instead, use plug-in dimmers or candles to set the mood.
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No no: Clip Rings
Why: Calling all college dorms! Your drapery hardware wants to pack up and go home.
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No no: And while we’re talking drapes let’s not forget the Decorative Finial.
Why: Basic end caps look clean, plus they won’t detract from the drapery.
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No no: Fake Fireplace
Why: Fireplace = architecture. If it’s not built-in nix it.
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No no: Furniture Set
Why: Matchy-matchy isn’t designer looking. Furniture should GO together but never COME together. If you buy a dining table pick out chairs to go with it, or shop a different store for the chairs. Same for your other rooms.
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No no: Loveseat
Why: A pair of interesting chairs are definitely more chic than a clunky sofa mini-me.
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No no: Shag
Why: It’s too high-maintenance and we don’t even want to think about what peculiar particles are hiding in there!
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No no: Toilet Magazine Rack
Why: They’re tacky, and their position close to the toilet means those magazines are covered with germs. Yuck!
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So there you have it. Stay away from these design mistakes and your home will be on it’s way to looking chic as a designer’s dream.