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Home Decorating Mistake #3: Match, Match, Match

14th Aug 2016

Decorating with a theme can be a great idea. Structure to the look of your home decor can mean structure in other aspects of your life. Whether you choose a theme that is your favourite colour or a scene, such as the beach, the rainforest, or a favourite city, a theme should only be used as a guideline. Don’t go overboard with the matching, or you’ll find yourself with the other people who have made the mistake of matching way too much.

Today, we’re here to share with you a few common home decorating mistakes people make in hopes of helping you avoid them. Start at the beginning of our blog series, and stay tuned to learn all of the nitty gritty details. You’ll love the time it saves you and the look of your finished home decorating project. The curtains you buy online can serve as a good starting point for the rest of the room decor, but more on this later.

Mistake: Match, Match, Match

If your favourite colour is red, it may be very tempting to paint the walls red, hang red curtains, get red picture frames, sit on a red sofa, read a red book, and drink coffee out of a red mug. Bleh. It’s exhausting just writing about that much red - and red is my favourite colour. One common mistake too many homeowners make is going overboard with matching a theme. Aside from it being boring, a room with everything that matches is a room without any statement pieces. There’s nothing that specifically grabs the eye or complements any particular piece of furniture.

How To Avoid It

Choose a theme for accents. Instead of going overboard with items that match the theme, make the theme sparse and purposeful. If you’d like to keep with the red theme, use neutral coloured walls and furniture as a good foundation. Then, add pops of red, such as in the curtains you buy online and hang delicately in front of the window, one piece of red art that is prominently displayed at eye level, or a few different hints of red throughout the room. This way it is present but not overbearing.

Stay tuned for the next post to learn the last two mistakes that many people make when decorating the home, or start at the beginning of the series to make sure you’re on the right path.

Check out our other posts to avoid the top five home decorating mistakes people commonly make:

1. Bad Lighting

2. Misplaced Art

3. Match, Match, Match

4. Quantity Over Quality

5. Rushing