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Top Decorating Mistakes to Avoid in a New House

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Design & Trends, Interior Design, Interior Design, Variety

Decorating any house can be a difficult task. Things are made even more complicated when it is a brand new property that is essentially a blank canvas for you to work on.

However, you can make life easier for yourself by understanding some of the top decorating mistakes to be avoided in this type of situation.

Using Too Many Colors

When you move into a fantastic new home it can be tempting to use all of your favorite colors in it. If it is a fairly big property then there should be room for you to try out a few colors, but you definitely shouldn’t try to squeeze in every single one of the colors that you like.

Instead, look to use just one or two different colors or tones in each room. In this way, you will be able to use a good variety of colors while keeping each room classy and avoiding the walls being overly fussy.

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Not Showing Your Personal Taste

When you first move in to a new home it can be a daunting thought to paint over the walls, never mind the idea of carrying out more major modifications. Most brand new properties are tastefully decorated in neutral colors and look extremely good when the new owners movie in.

If you are happy keeping the show home look then there is nothing at all wrong with that. However, if you want to do some decorating then you should look to use your own personal taste and make it look the way you want it to be.

By looking at the fresh, uncluttered look of a quality new home you can take this as being your blank canvas on which you can show off your style. Don’t be afraid to make some changes and add your own touches to the place, though.

Over-Loading It with Furniture or Trinkets

In the same way that it is possible to use too many different colors, it is also possible to over-load the house with furniture or trinkets. Take a look round when you first move in and you are likely to see an elegant, spacious home that feels full of air and light.

If you add in too many pieces of furniture and ornaments then you risk spoiling this aspect of the house. On the other hand, you can retain the spacious, open feel and maximize your space while adding enough possessions to make it feel comfortable.

In the situation where you are moving into a smaller home than before, you might find that you have more belongings than you can comfortably fit in to the new place. In this case, it makes more sense to sell some or even put them into storage rather than cram them in where they don’t really fit.

Leaving Too Many Empty Spaces

Of course, it is also possible to have the opposite problem to the one we just looked at. This is when they are too many empty spaces around the property.

It is a situation that could happen, for instance, when someone upgrades to a more spacious home or moves in to their first ever house. While it is understandable in these circumstances, it is still best to try and find a way of avoiding this issue, by adding more items strategically.

A new home can look wonderful from the moment you first move in provided that you avoid some of these common decorating mistakes.


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