The world is full of people who are more than happy to give you advice on just about anything. When you get married, you have people giving you advice right and left. The minute you’re pregnant, you become the recipient of well-meaning, but unsolicited advice from nearly every other woman on the planet. The same can be said of your home.
People always seem to be sharing their tips and tricks, but not all of those home décor tips are actually helpful. Some of todays home trends tend may be making your home look untidy and disheveled. Here are what the expert’s say about the top five decor mistakes that are actually making your home messy.
Design experts at HTGV recommend keeping the fridge completely free of clutter. Although those picture frames and family calendars are cute, the fridge is not the best spot for them. Keep the focal point of the room clear, otherwise the entire kitchen looks messy.
A lot of people are worried about their walls looking too cluttered, simplicity is the new sentiment, so they try a more minimalistic approach. However, too often hanging too little on the walls looks like a mistake. Fill the space you have with proportionate photos and art. Tiny prints in a large room look awkward while filling the space makes it look purposeful.
Whether it’s a family picture, or a reproduction of Monet, hanging art too high makes the room look messy and awkward. There’s no need to hang pictures in the center of the wall, hang them based on your furniture. You want your wall art to draw attention, which means it should be no more than 8-10 inches above the furniture, and about 5 feet from the floor. Keep most décor at eye level, to prevent your guests from straining to see the latest family photo.
Of course a spotless kitchen is nice, but highly unrealistic. Instead, make counter space work for you. If you use your blender everyday, keep it on the counter. It should be tucked away in the corner, and look purposeful. Otherwise, you have a blender that is clearly in the way everyday. Your kitchen should be user-friendly, and conducive to your lifestyle. If you keep your countertops too clean, anything you get out will instantly look messy.
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Furniture Against The Wall
Keep your furniture away from the wall. Lining your walls with couches only makes the space look contrived and restricted. It also leaves the entire middle of the floor for messes to accumulate. Bring furniture out from the wall to lift the energy throughout the entire room.
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