5 Decorating Mistakes That Make Your Home Look Cluttered

5 Decorating Mistakes That Make Your Home Look Cluttered

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In this post you will learn:

~ How using too many colors can actually make your home look cluttered and messy.

~ We all love pillows but how many is too many?

~ Why you should stop pushing your furniture up against the wall and a clever room layout tip.

~ How to prevent your table tops from looking cluttered with an easy decor solution.

~ How hanging pictures randomly without a plan will make your space look disorganized and chaotic – and the answer!

1. Arranging Furniture Against The WallsEeek! You could be making big decorating mistakes right now that are making your home look cluttered and messy! See how you can avoid making them with these 5 useful decor tips and examples of rooms that show you just how these mistakes can be corrected! Great decorating tricks! #decor #homedecor #declutter #organization #diydecor

Pushing your furniture up against the walls is guaranteed to make the space look cluttered and messy. Instead do this! Pull the furniture out from the walls and arrange them toward the center of the room as in this seating arrangement. This grouping of armchairs around a coffee table creates  great traffic flow and the perfect conversation area. Ground the furniture with an area rug.  See my Design Tip: How to Choose the Perfect Area Rug to calculate the best size of rug that you need for your room!

2. Too Many Accent PillowsEeek! You could be making big decorating mistakes right now that are making your home look cluttered and messy! See how you can avoid making them with these 5 useful decor tips and examples of rooms that show you just how these mistakes can be corrected! Great decorating tricks! #decor #homedecor #declutter #organization #diydecor

Adding loads of throw pillows in un-coordinating patterns and colors on a chair, sofa or bed makes the room look messy and chaotic. The living room above demonstrates how to get a well-decorated look that’s not cluttered because the sofa has just the right amount of decorative pillows  and they have coordinating patterns and colors that flow with the room. Using two at each end adds beautiful color and pattern, while keeping the space clutter free. If your sofa has a deep seat you can add a row of pillows (4 or 5) along the back as long as they coordinate in color and pattern. See these rules on how to mix color and pattern!

 

3. Hanging Pictures And Mirrors Haphazardly On A WallEeek! You could be making big decorating mistakes right now that are making your home look cluttered and messy! See how you can avoid making them with these 5 useful decor tips and examples of rooms that show you just how these mistakes can be corrected! Great decorating tricks! #decor #homedecor #declutter #organization #diydecor

Pictures and art hung in a random all-over-the-place fashion makes a room look messy.  The solution? Group pictures in a gallery wall arrangement to give your room an organized look. The art hung in our family room hung above our sofa, demonstrates how several canvases can be hung to create a balanced, decluttered and visually pleasing look.

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4. Having Too Much Decor On A Table

Eeek! You could be making big decorating mistakes right now that are making your home look cluttered and messy! See how you can avoid making them with these 5 useful decor tips and examples of rooms that show you just how these mistakes can be corrected! Great decorating tricks! #decor #homedecor #declutter #organization #diydecor

Filling the entire surface of a console table or coffee table with decor will make a room look really untidy. Instead, take stock of your decorative accessories and edit the number of them that you use. Then create a vignette (one grouping) or create two groupings as demonstrated in this photo. First, edit what you already have on the table top. Only display what you absolutely love and remove the rest. Group many small objects on a decorative tray or bowl then create your vignettes. One styling trick I love is to use a stack of books to elevate small objects to add interest.

5. Using too many ColorsEeek! You could be making big decorating mistakes right now that are making your home look cluttered and messy! See how you can avoid making them with these 5 useful decor tips and examples of rooms that show you just how these mistakes can be corrected! Great decorating tricks! #decor #homedecor #declutter #organization #diydecor

Decorating with too many colors is guaranteed to make a home look cluttered and messy. The solution is to use one or two accent colors combined with neutral hues to give your home a cohesive, relaxed look. This beautiful living room using many shades of blue and a pop of red in the flowers combined with neutral whites and tans to create a cohesive space. The neutral color walls, curtains, rug and furniture allow the room to breathe as well as make the room look more spacious and open. Natural fiber rugs are a great way to add neutral color to a space and calm down color overload.

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