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Furnishing Mistakes Everyone Makes at Least Once

Mistakes in home decorating happen to everyone, whether they are immediately obvious or not. Don’t feel bad, just fix the mistakes as you notice them and move on. When it comes to furnishing, these mistakes have happened to more people than not. If you haven’t made them already, use these tips to avoid making the mistakes that most people make.

Buying Furniture That is Too Large or Too Small

Whether you neglected to measure at all or you just measured wrongly, many homeowners purchase furniture and have it delivered to their homes only to realize that the piece is way too large or way too small for the space they have available. Avoid this mistake by measuring multiple times. You can even lay out the furniture on the floor space with tape to ensure it will fit nicely.

Going Over the Budget

You see a piece of furniture you love and you just have to have it, right? Every homeowner buys furniture at some point or another that is above and beyond the budget they had in mind. Whether they cut things out of their budget elsewhere or finance the furniture, buying something beyond your means is likely a mistake.

Dysfunctional Arrangements

If you are moving to a new house and you take your old furniture with you, chances are things won’t fit like they did before. Instead of buying all new items, you just make it work as best you can. That leads to the mistake of an arrangement that just doesn’t work in the space. You might have couches overlapping windows and blocking the view or chairs too close to doors.

Clashing Pieces

When you buy a new chair to go with your existing couch or some other piece to go into a room, at some point you will probably buy an item that doesn’t work once it’s in the room. If you think you can match colors without seeing them together, think again and avoid this mistake.

Keeping Things Too Long

If your couch is falling apart, but you’ve had it for ages, you may not want to get rid of it. Keeping it for too long is a mistake since it doesn’t help the style of your room and can even get to a point where it is no longer functional and serving its purpose in the space. 

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