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How To | Beautify Your Home with These Decorating Do’s and Don’ts

Are you looking for some decorating inspiration? If your answer is yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Many homes, even those decorated by experts, often have decorating mistakes. Knowing the exact do’s and don’ts of home decoration can help you to avoid the simple but costly mistakes that most people make. Here are some guidelines to help you turn your home into an interior designer’s dream.

The Do’s 

When choosing patterns and colours for a room, pick no more than four. Tie the colours and patterns together with one predominant colour. For example, when you choose a dining chair or fabric sofa for your room, incorporate dining accents into the patterns or solids on the rugs, throw cushions, drapes, and even the artwork. 

Choose feature pieces that enhance a room’s appeal. Colourful rugs, throws, or a few punchy bright cushions on the sofa can brighten up your living room in an instant. Choose pieces that match a room’s general scheme but also highlight it with a brighter colour, texture, or pattern. 

When getting new furniture, consider your home’s space. Leave a lot of room for traffic to flow. A space of about 27 to 36 inches is ideal for living room walkways. Place ottomans and coffee tables not more than 18 inches from chairs or sofas to ensure people have enough sitting space and don’t have to strain to get their personal items or beverages. Other things to consider when getting new furniture include a room’s pre-existing pieces, the colours you find attractive, the furniture’s durability, and your budget. 

When buying plastic or timber furniture pieces, consider their function, quality, and style. Plastic and timber furniture is durable hence you should choose something you will be comfortable with for a long time. 


Avoid clutter. A home, no matter how beautiful, can be made very unappealing by clutter. Ask yourself these three questions when considering what to keep: 

Is the item useful and beautiful?
Does it fit with my home’s style?
Is it intact and complete?

 If your answer is no to all three questions, your home is probably better off without that piece. 

These simple tips, when aptly followed, will enhance your home’s style, beauty, and appeal.