5 home decorating mistakes you need to avoid

Beware! There are pitfalls at every turn when it comes to decorating your home. But fear not, here at Lighting Illusions, we’ve got your back.
1. Impulse buying
We are all prone to impulse buying, but while it can be a good thing in some cases, most often it’s a recipe for a disaster. You are very likely to fall in love with a couch, lamp, or rug, and nothing will convince you that it’s not a good choice for your home, but soon after buying you’ll realise that it doesn’t fit the style and colour palette of the interior. That is why you should always think before committing to even the tiniest interior piece.

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2. Ignoring the lighting

Many homeowners will spend a lot of time and money on decorating their home only to slap on the first lamp they find in a store and call it a day. However, lighting is an essential parameter of a beautiful home. Not only does the adequate amount of lighting make the whole room appear cosier and more exquisite, but the right lighting fixtures can become that one element that your interior was lacking. Talk to us about lighting your home the right way – it’s our passion!
3. Starting with wall colour
For many interior design novices choosing the wall paint or wallpaper colour first and then building the whole interior colour scheme around it seems like the most natural step. Nevertheless, a better decision is getting all of your furniture and interior pieces together and then choosing a wall colour that ties all those shades together.
4. Overlooking the sizes
There are few things worse than a disproportionate interior. You may have lovely separate pieces forming the interior, but if they don’t match in sizes, there is no way that they will look good. Too large furniture or too small lamps will look out of place, which is why you should always consider the big picture when shopping for interior pieces.
5. Not making bold moves
Even though we all know bold moves don’t always pay off, sometimes a daring choice can be exactly what your interior need. Don’t be afraid to buy a couch pillow or rug in a colour that seems to clash with the room colour palette – when placed directly in the interior, that striking element can become the last missing piece of the puzzle.
Whatever style, budget and aims you’ve in mind for your home, we can help you fit the pieces together, so give us a ring, drop in to one of our stores or talk to us online … we’re here to help you make your dream home a reality.