Five Redecorating Mistakes to Avoid

July 14th, 2022 Paul Dekker
painting a room before it is furnished

Summer is a busy time for cleaning and revamping the home with new décor and maybe even some new furniture! However, with so many different styles to choose from, it’s easy to go overboard. Unfortunately, some décor choices end up clashing and ruining the mood of a room, making it difficult for the brain to relax in a busy or cluttered space.

Here are five redecorating mistakes to avoid for a beautiful and functional space!

1) Not Making Use of Your Small Spaces

Don’t sell your small spaces short! If a room is on the smaller side, consider adding a large couch with a television and a small table. Don’t write off the room as something you don’t need; you can use the space as a quiet respite from the rest of the house. Also, add a larger area rug, as a small one can make the room feel tight.

2) Putting All Your Furniture Against the Wall

If you align all your furniture against a wall, it can begin to feel plain and constricting, like a doctor’s office. It also creates an awkward, uncomfortable space between people. Measure the room and consider creating several congregation areas if it’s a larger space. Moving your sofa or loveseat on an angle will make the room look bigger while giving you an extra hidden storage place.

3) Painting before You Furnish

Don’t select your paint first! Many people think a room’s colour is the anchor, but it is not. Select the upholstery you love and paint the room around it. Imagine finding a sectional couch you love, but it doesn’t match your new walls!

4) Ignoring the Ceiling

The ceiling can change the entire look of a room simply by adding an elegant ceiling fan or other embellishments. Most people select a neutral colour, which opens up the ceiling. Glittered stucco ceilings are very common in bedrooms and bathrooms as well.

5) Forgetting the Lighting

Don’t limit your lighting options! Lighting in smaller spaces with low ceilings can help make rooms look larger. Using brighter bulbs and fixtures that allow for expansive light will help make the room feel lighter, larger, and more open.

 Pro Tip: Consider adding dimming lights to every room for convenience and mood setting.

At Conway Furniture, we can help you avoid these unflattering redecorating mistakes by providing you with beautiful, high-quality furniture and home décor options! We carry some of the top brand names in North America and constantly bring exciting new items into our collection.

Contact us today at (519)291-3820 or stop by in-store to get professional decorating advice from a knowledgeable staff member!   

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