The biggest decor mistakes people make with their living room

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Are you hanging your curtains WRONG? The biggest decor mistakes people make with their living room

  • The experts at lifestyle company Bed Threads have listed decor errors
  • Many often hang curtains incorrectly and choose the wrong sofa for a room
  • It is important to consider every piece of furniture to create a stylish living room

From hanging curtains incorrectly to buying rugs that are too small, the experts at the Australian lifestyle company Wiring have shared the biggest decor mistakes people make when styling their living rooms.

These mistakes are common when moving house and choosing the same furniture from the previous house.

It is important to ensure that the style of each piece of furniture, such as the sofa, rug and coffee table, accentuate each other to create the perfect living room look.

The experts at Australian lifestyle company Bed Threads have shared the biggest decor mistakes people make when styling their living room

The experts at Australian lifestyle company Bed Threads have shared the biggest decor mistakes people make when styling their living room

Choosing the wrong bank

One of the most common living room mistakes is choosing a sofa that doesn’t match the space, which is common when moving house.

The experts said the easiest solution is to buy another sofa that suits the diameter and feel of the room – although understandably this isn’t ideal for those renting.

But when buying a new sofa, the experts recommend choosing one that is comfortable and simple in style.

One of the most common living room mistakes is choosing a sofa that doesn't match the space, which is common when moving house.

One of the most common living room mistakes is choosing a sofa that doesn’t match the space, which is common when moving house.

Buying a rug that is too small

When planning a living room, it is important to visualize what will suit the space, including the floor.

Far too often people fail to consider the variety of rugs available and the styles or textures that match the living room.

For example, round rugs look very different from square or rectangular rugs, as do cotton rugs when compared to wool or woven rugs.

When planning a living room, it is equally important to consider which rug will best suit the space

When planning a living room, it is equally important to consider which rug will best suit the space

Cover a wall with furniture

While many choose to push their furniture against the back wall, the experts don’t recommend this option and instead encourage them to consider “floating furniture.”

“This means that you place your furniture from the center outwards and the back of the furniture is not against the walls,” the experts wrote.

“Contrary to popular belief, floating furniture makes the space appear and appear larger because you create a more intimate seating arrangement while also freeing up the space on the wall.”

You can also choose to place chairs closer to the center of the room to balance the overall layout.

Hang curtains incorrectly

Hanging curtains in place over a window is easy, but the experts said it would make the whole room feel smaller.

Instead, they recommend hanging the rod at least 12 inches above the window frame or as close to the ceiling as possible.

“You also want the material to be draped on the floor with excess material, as this enhances the effect of a higher room,” the experts said.

The biggest style mistakes people make in the living room

Choosing the wrong bank

Buying a rug that is too small

Wallcovering with furniture

Falling prey to a ‘showroom’ look

Hanging art wrong

Hang curtains incorrectly

Forgotten heights of furniture

With a view on budgeting for small decoration items

Selecting a disproportionate coffee table

Lighting with a discount

Sacrificing comfort for style

Source: Wiring

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