You’ve been decorating all wrong – 7 mistakes that make your house look worse, and why statement walls are a BIG mistake

GETTING your home to look just the way you want can take years.

You may have made a few interior design mistakes without ever realising, but thanks to experts at Online Bedrooms, you can avoid these seven.


Bold colours in the wrong rooms

Bright, bold colours like reds, yellows and oranges all have their place in the home, but it’s not blocked directly on to walls.  

These intense and high energy colours are likely to keep you awake or stop you from relaxing, which is not ideal if you want to relax in your own haven.

Statement walls that use bright colours such as red can distract your brain from relaxing, so are not great to use in the bedroom.

Neutral tones like blues and greys work better to create a restful mood, while a flash of bold colour can add character if you wish.

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Lack of texture

Textures can make a house feel like a home by adding cosy layers and more exciting visual interest to a room.

Blankets and wall hangings are perfect for the bedroom, whereas rugs and artwork are a great way to have a variety of textures in other areas of the home. 

Too much clutter

The home should be calming, but it is important to have plenty of storage too.

Bedrooms and home offices tend to have the most space, so make the most of it and use all available cupboards or hidden storage spots.

Hiding clutter and chaos behind fitted wardrobe doors or built-in storage solutions can work wonders to hide all our bits and bobs.

Keeping nature outside 

Plants can help to improve the air quality in your home, but it is important to go for the right ones.

Easy to care for plants like spider plants and sansevieria can help keep your home serene and calm.

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No rugs

Even in carpeted rooms, adding a rug to a room will make it feel warmer and cosier.

Large, textile rich rugs are great for warming up rooms with wooden floors and will add character to a space.

Rugs also help to dampen down the noise in your space, from footsteps and lower floors, which will mean happier neighbours.

Table height

A common design mistake is getting furniture looks great but it doesn’t ergonomically match those who are using them.

Just as kids furniture is built smaller to meet their size, we should use furniture and counters that suit our heights.

Coffee tables should be a comfortable reach from the sofa and nightstands should be level with your bed and shouldn’t be unreachable in the dead of night.

No space to sit

Having plenty of chairs is key in living rooms and lounges for guests, but also surprisingly, just as important in bedrooms.

Having a chair in your bedroom gives you a place to put on or take off shoes, layout tomorrows outfit and keep dirty or worn clothes off your clean bed sheets.


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