The 17 Worst Decorating Habits To Avoid

Decorating a home can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. On the one hand you have empty rooms filled with potential and on the other hand you have a lot of decisions to make. We’ve rounded up the worst decorating habits to avoid, so you won’t make them. Simple tasks like forgetting to measure or indulging in an impulse purchase can throw off your decorating scheme. Don't worry, we'll tell you what not to do when adding decor.
 
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Your family home is growing and bustling, yet flowing with organized chaos. It’s full of life—and color! Mixing developed design sensibilities with children’s creativity makes your family home a contributive effort. Take risks with patterns and accents for a space that’s totally yours. Get the most for your budget and have fun collaborating on a sublime space.

Design

Arrange an L-shaped sofa and a dual-use ottoman with storage in your living room. Extra bean bag seating for friends can easily be stored away.
Find chic frames for posters and funky bedding complemented with movable kid’s storage to transform a child’s room into a teenage sanctuary you can love, too.
Position furniture in high-traffic areas of the home for allows easy flowing (and running) and lots of natural light.

Organization & Cleaning

Place a key-holder at your home’s foyer and a stylish cabinet shoe rack that hides the mess but keeps your family’s needs at their fingertips.

Use hampers with clear distinction of load types and incorporate a space to fold clothes—make it fun by watching a funny show as you fold!

Try a large calendar and bar stools in your kitchen space to stay connected on-the-go.

Entertaining

Give everyone in your family an important position. Someone can be the greeter at the door, another’s on tabletop décor and you can be the relaxed hostess. With everyone involved, entertaining quickly goes from a stressful experience to fun-filled one! Entertaining isn’t a one-mom job, so make sure everyone has a hand in creating a party all can enjoy!

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Spills and stains are bound to happen, so go for fabrics and furniture that can be easily cleaned or replaced. But never compromise on style!

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