Home Decorating Mistakes To Avoid

Making your home look beautiful is a huge undertaking. There are so many things to consider – the walls, the flooring, the furniture, the accessories. It can be difficult to know where to start and even more difficult to avoid making mistakes along the way. This blog post will discuss the most common decorating mistakes people make and how you can avoid them.

Not Considering the “Fifth Wall”

The fifth wall is the ceiling. It’s often overlooked because it can be such a pain to work with – you have to move furniture, get ladders, etc. But the ceiling is a huge design element and should not be ignored. A well-designed ceiling can add architectural interest and drama and even make a room feel larger. On the flip side, a poorly designed ceiling can make a room feel small and cramped. If you are going to take on the task of decorating your own home, be sure to give the fifth wall its due attention.

Neglecting the Function of a Room

Many people make the mistake of decorating a room without considering its purpose. Every room in your home should have a specific function, and that function should be reflected in the design. For example, if you are designing a home office, you will want to incorporate elements that promote productivity and focus. But if you are designing a living room, you will want to create a comfortable and inviting space. It’s important to think about how you and your family will use each room before you start making design decisions.

Buying Poor-Quality Furniture

When it comes to furniture, you get what you pay for. If you buy cheap, poorly made furniture, it will only last a few years before it starts to fall apart. Not only that, but it will also probably look cheap and feel flimsy. It’s better to invest in high-quality pieces that will last for years and years. Yes, they may be more expensive upfront, but in the long run, you will save money because you won’t have to replace them as often. Plus, high-quality furniture looks and feels so much better than cheap furniture.

Using Inadequate Lighting

Home lighting is one of the most important elements in any room. It can set the mood, make a space feel larger or smaller, and highlight certain features. Yet so many people overlook lighting when they are decorating their homes. They either use too much light (which can be harsh and unflattering) or too little light (which can make a room feel dark and depressing). Be sure to use various light sources in each room, and experiment with different types of lighting until you find what works best.


Avoiding these five common decorating mistakes will help you create a beautiful, stylish, and functional home. Just remember to take your time, plan ahead, and be willing to experiment. With a little bit of effort, you can transform your house into the home of your dreams. Contact Healthy Communities, where we specialize in custom homes designed with your family in mind.

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