If you’re thinking of redecorating your home, now is a great time to start doing your research on interior design. Redecorating can feel a bit overwhelming, whether you’re redoing your entire home or just a room or two. You could hire an interior decorator to help you with the project, but not everyone has the time or inclination to do so. You can keep yourself on budget by doing much of the work yourself, and by finding furniture and accessories at a consignment store. Decorating is no easy job, so read on to learn what common mistakes you should avoid.
Many people like to display photographs of friends, family, and loved ones throughout their homes. However, there is a point where too many photos detract from your overall decorating style. Instead of cluttering your tables and shelves with frames, consider having a gallery area where you can display a handful of your favorite photos. You can switch them out seasonally or just when the mood strikes you, and it will keep your décor from feeling too cluttered or overly sentimental.
Balance is one of the key ingredients of good interior design. As you decide how to arrange your furniture, try to keep your pieces even and balanced. Aim to draw the viewer’s eye upward and emphasize your vertical space as well as your horizontal space. Try not to overcrowd one room with too many pieces of furniture, but instead spread them out in a way that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing.
Too Much Formality
Unless you are a frequent host of upscale dinner parties and soirees, a formal living room may not have much place in your modern home. You can make your space both elegant and welcoming without having it be stuffy or uptight. Choose sophisticated pieces of furniture and accent them with accessories that make your space more livable.
Come to Home Consignment Center in Austin to see our amazing selection of furniture, accessories, and home furnishings that can elevate your interior design style. Contact us at (925) 838-0113 to learn more about our stores. We price everything as though it’s used, even if it’s brand new.