Do’s and Don’ts When Decorating a Room

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If you don't have much experience when it comes to interior design, it can be difficult to know what works and what doesn't when furnishing a room. In general, it's best to leave home decorating to the professionals if you want a room to look like it came out of a magazine. However, if you don't want to hire an interior designer for whatever reason, here are a few of do's and don'ts you should keep in mind when decorating a room.

Do Establish Symmetry, But Not Too Much

As you probably know, symmetry is key when it comes to establishing a sense of calm and order in a room. However, there is such a thing as too much symmetry, which can make a room look boring and feel static. Therefore, you should introduce a little asymmetry here and there to spice things up. For example, if your furniture is positioned symmetrically, consider hanging wall art asymmetrically. Of course, keep in mind that it is just as bad, if not worse, to go overboard with asymmetry. Balance is the key to a beautifully and sensibly decorated room.

Do Control the Flow

When decorating a room, you want to make conscious decisions that will help control and direct the flow. You should use furniture positioning to control and define the use of the space. For example, if you want one area to serve as the prime place for conversation, you should place seating closer. However, there should still be enough room for family and guests to walk around. On the other hand, if you want to be able to watch TV in peace and make quick trips to the refrigerator for a drink or snack, you should arrange the furniture to define a nonintrusive flow.

Don't Forget the Corners

A common mistake that many homeowners make is forgetting to fill the corners. You should consider adding potted plants, floor lamps, ottomans, comfy chairs, or a nook with an arrangement of photographs to empty corners.

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