6 Things to Avoid When Decorating Your Home


Decorating your home is a fun and wholesome experience, but sometimes, we are misled into thinking that spending more money or going all out will get us the interiors of our dreams. IKEA experts beg to differ.

No matter the budget or type of style you are aiming for, here are some common mistakes you need to avoid when styling your home. Remember: even small errors can have a lot of impact on the final result!

Tacky art

One of the most important elements of decorating a home is art. However, done wrong, it can quickly make your home look tacky.

Make sure to invest in art that is unique.

Better still, if you have a bit of DIY-ing in you, get those paints and canvas out and create your own pieces for your home.

Empty walls

Speaking of art, it is only right to tackle walls next.

Minimalism is fine, but taking it too far makes the space boring.

You can keep the large empty walls looking impressive with prints, mirrors or even a gallery wall of precious memories.

Browse through IKEA’s impressive collections to get some inspiration!

Too much of a theme

Themes are great for decorating your kid’s rooms. But for any other space in your home, it helps to stick to a style rather than a theme.

Avoid making the space look cheap by using subtle expressions of style.

For example, if you love the beach, scatter nautical elements throughout your home – but avoid overdoing it or making it a main part.

Overstuffed entryway

The space in your home welcomes you when you step inside should be peaceful and sophisticated.

Sure, this is a place to drop off your coat and shoes, but there should be a method to the madness.

Invest in functional furniture and beautiful decorative elements that will flow into the rest of your home.

Basic lighting

They are functional, but basic lights don’t bring in any excitement.

Even if you live in an apartment, swap out the old lighting fixtures with aesthetically pleasing pendant lights or some DIY covers that will camouflage it.

Cluttered rooms

A decluttered room not only looks good but makes you feel good too.

If you find that your counters and surfaces are too cluttered, it only means you need an efficient storage system.

Thankfully, IKEA has dozens of affordable options that can keep you organised and save you time, so invest in some.

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