05 decor mistakes you need to avoid

05 decor mistakes you need to avoid

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living
By : Fazmina Samat

 

Decorating your home can be a thrilling adventure for some, but an overwhelming task for others. With an abundance of choices available today, its easy to feel lost. We give you some common decorating mistakes that you need to avoid when updating your home aesthetics. 

 

Always sticking to one style 

 

While matching living room and bedroom sets can create a balanced look, overdoing it can make your decor predictable and downright boring. Add some personality to your home by mixing different styles. For instance, pair a contemporary sofa with a detailed, fancy cocktail table. If your living room leans towards a traditional style, then incorporate an elegant, modern bookcase to add visual interest. 

 

Using the wrong kind of fabric 

 

You may adore the look of raw silk for your living room, but it may not be practical if you have young children or pets. Unless you have an adult-only living room that's rarely been used, go for durable materials like leather or performance fabrics. These options offer both style and durability, allowing you to enjoy light-colored upholstery without worrying about stains. 

 

Forgetting about proportions

When designing a room, consider its size and how it will be used. A large sectional sofa might be perfect for a family gathering, but it can be too much for a smaller space. Balance is key! An oversized wing chair can dominate a room, while tiny end tables might get lost next to a large sofa. Make sure your furniture choices complement the room's dimensions.  

 

Not using accent pieces 

Accent furniture is meant to stand out and make a bold style statement. Unlike occasional pieces that blend in, accents are often different in style, color, or material from the rest of the room's decor. Express your personality with unique items like a free-standing bar, a chic coffee stand or a distinctive console table that serves as a focal point. 

 

Not embracing cultural essence in furniture 

When decorating your home in Qatar, consider integrating elements that reflect the rich cultural heritage of the region. Incorporate traditional Qatari furniture pieces, such as intricately carved wooden screens known as mashrabiyas or luxurious majlis seating arrangements. These pieces not only adds a touch of local flair but also celebrates Qatar's unique artistry and craftsmanship, creating home that is both stylish and culturally meaningful. 

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