Here Are Some Of Home Decor Mistakes Over 45 Should Avoid

Published on 03/22/2021
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The change would be a consistent part of our growth, and we might enjoy cartoons when we were kids but might not love the same things when we turned adults. The change was not a terrible thing as it could be a sign that we were maturing, but it would be a mistake to not listen to home décor advice. Our habit was to accumulate worn and cheap furniture, but there could come a time when we could buy our stuff.

Not Your Typical Room

It was typical to find a beach-themed bathroom or bedroom in a house, but it tended to look exaggerated and messy. Those who wanted to integrate the Sardinia beaches or the Montana mountains should do so in moderation. Instead of using too much home décor, it might be wise to use teal and white colors to represent the beach and include a rustic wood dresser to give the ski lodge theme.

Not Your Typical Room

Not Your Typical Room

Patterned Sofas

People wanting to modernize their houses should buy sofas that did not have patterns because these would automatically make our homes look tacky. It would also make people assume that it was designed by someone who was stuck in the ’60s. We should accept that floral sofas, chairs, and loveseats had the “senior” looking vibes.

Patterned Sofas

Patterned Sofas

Covered With Framed Photos

It might be our instinct to proudly showcase our favorite pictures but showing off more than a couple of photo frames would immediately make it feel like a grandma’s house. As an alternative, we could buy a digital photo frame that would let us have a slideshow of our best images. Using this method, we could ensure that all of our loved ones were included and not left out.

Covered With Framed Photos

Covered With Framed Photos

Printed In Floral

Florals might be one of the high contenders in the fashion industry, but it was not the same for home décor. It did not matter whether we had the floral sofa for so long and still have to remove it. Floral furniture and fixtures were some of the things that would make our houses feel like they belonged to an old lady.

Printed In Floral

Printed In Floral

Not Organize

Those who had various stuff lying around their chairs and countertops should think about making an organizational system. We could browse multiple ideas from Pinterest to create a fantastic storage solution like ottomans and hidden compartments. We could also search for nifty baskets to place on your bookshelves. Having an organized system would make it seem like our life was put-together.

Not Organize

Not Organize

Oldies But Goodies

We were aware and could understand that electronics could be expensive. However, we would highly recommend buying a new television. It would be because the old fat-back version would make it seem like our house was an imitation of the 90s. The more recent televisions had a sleek look, incredibly thin, and more affordable, but ensure that you’re not targeting the branded ones.

Oldies But Goodies

Oldies But Goodies

Rugs As Cover

We knew that fluffy toilet rugs and covers were already outdated, so we would highly recommend throwing yours if you have not already. The fuzzy items would make it appear like the bathroom came out from the ’90s, and it would be better to replace them with a rectangular rug or cover that could keep our feet warm. It would also make our bathrooms look modern.

Rugs As Cover

Rugs As Cover

Unfinished Business

The 1990s and 2000s endorsed honey oak-stained cabinets and drawers, and it was the most famous furniture and fixture of that era. However, these oak cabinets would make our rooms look boring nowadays. We could solve this by refurbishing our cabinets and drawers with dark, red, or white stains.

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

Hanging Teacups

It would be safe to assume that few people used teacups when drinking their tea, and it would be more practical to use mugs because they could hold more liquid. Teacups also gave the posh and outdated vibes, and even though some loved to hang them, it would not be a decent décor in our houses.

Hanging Teacups

Hanging Teacups

Using Table Doilies

We enjoyed covering our end tables and coffee tables with doilies, but we would highly recommend shying away from this outdated trend. It would be mainly because the doilies would remove the glass or wood furniture and fixtures’ natural beauty. It would be best to embrace those pieces as is and to clean them regularly. We should ensure that these tables would always look their best.

Using Table Doilies

Using Table Doilies

Exaggerated Living Room

People used to copy the Victorian royals and would place stuff in their rooms to imitate them. Some would even dedicate one room in the house to make it appear like we were in a Victorian house. However, it would be more critical for us to be more practical, and we could start this by going for usability instead of luxury. Remove the excessive items and replace them with functional and modern pieces.

Exaggerated Living Room

Exaggerated Living Room

Using Vertical Blinds

Using vertical blinds would be considered outdated and ineffective. The blinds would make it seem like we were staying in a suspicious roadside hotel from the 1980s. Also, using vertical blinds did not have visual appeal and were not practical. We would highly recommend ditching these.

Using Vertical Blinds

Using Vertical Blinds

La-Z-Boy

We all knew that La-Z-Boy furniture and fixtures were comfortable, but it was massive and could only entertain a seat for one person. These items were also not stylish and modern-looking. If our living room mainly consisted of La-Z-Boy pieces, we should replace them with modern sofa, benches, or love seats. It would make the room seem more expansive, and we would no longer have to go through the effort of taking out folding chairs for our visitors.

La-Z-Boy

La-Z-Boy

Antique Revelation

We knew that some of us were incredibly proud of their vintage bucket collections. However, it was time for us to realize that these items were not ideal as home decors. We could opt to keep our antiques and collectibles in our basement or include them with our other favorite items as an alternative. For example, we could use the antique or collectible as a floral arrangement or shadow box.

Antique Revelation

Antique Revelation

Plastic Covered

We could understand the feeling of making our sofas last longer, but we would not recommend covering them with plastic covers to keep them safe. It would not look pleasing even though it was in pristine condition. We should consider taking an insignificant risk so that our sofas would not look ugly and leave our sofas to be freely seated. We could cover the vulnerable parts, and everyone would appreciate how it looked.

Plastic Covered

Plastic Covered

Showing Off Your Pickle Jars

We should be honest by confessing that the pickle jars were sitting on the top of our cabinets for several years and might have been there even before the younger children were born. We would highly recommend ditching this type of home décor and placing the pickle jars in the pantry where it was kept out of sight.

Showing Off Your Pickle Jars

Showing Off Your Pickle Jars

Hoarding Decor

We wanted to ask the readers when the last time was that we cleaned our houses to throw away or donate some of the older decors. We would be surprised by how clean and fresh our homes would be once we stopped hoarding all these items.

Hoarding Decor

Hoarding Decor

Not Replacing Old Fashioned Fixtures

Some of us might think it would be wasteful to replace old-fashioned furniture and fixtures, but we should do so to ensure that our homes would be up-to-date. We could start by replacing the brass fixtures with copper or bronze, then change the drawer pull for rounder ones. We would bet that you would not regret the decision.

Too Much Affection

Too Much Affection

Anything “Farmhouse”

Some of us chose the farmhouse décor, not knowing that it could make our houses’ interiors look old. One of the reasons was that there was barely anyone who lived on farms. It did not matter whether it was a chicken lamp or a rooster plate. The theme was not something to be considered if we were looking for a modernized style.

Anything “Farmhouse”

Anything “Farmhouse”

Fake Plants

We should stop decorating our houses with artificial plants because it would be apparent to the visitors that these were fake. Also, it would make our houses’ interiors look like they had a portal to the 1990s. The phony plant home décor trend should be left behind in our pasts and never be brought back.

Fake Plants

Fake Plants

Making Everything Match

We should stop matching everything in our houses, so if we painted our room blue, we should ensure that there would be nothing else inside the area that would be themed with the same color. We could bet that the current guest bedroom did not follow the hue rule, which was why we would recommend redecorating the room with items that had varying colors from the walls.

Matchy Matchy

Matchy Matchy

Window Treatment

If we were still using heavy curtains with tassels, we should eliminate those thick curtains with tassels. We should pick lightweight and standard curtains with a single color or with a basic pattern. It would make the appearance of the window better than heavy fabrics. If we desired to be fashionable, we should skip the window treatments.

Window Treatment

Window Treatment

Sofas With Fringe Or Tassels

Some of us knew that Fringe and tassels would not look good on curtains. However, If we matched the Fringe or Tassels on the furniture, we might get the most undesirable result. Some homeowners would usually pick tassels or fringes. Those owners would do it on purpose since they wanted to make the space appear dated and “regal.”

Sofas With Fringe Or Tassels

Sofas With Fringe Or Tassels

Popcorn Ceilings

Some of us did not like the popcorn ceiling since it was difficult to clean and paint. The top would also make shadows that would appear that the roof is darker and lower than it is. If we wanted to avoid getting a dark and outdated feature in our room or inside the house, we should never pick this kind of design in our home.

Popcorn Ceilings

Popcorn Ceilings

Keeping Wood Paneling

Wood paneling might become popular back in the 1960s and 1970s, but people might find it unpleasant in the current era. We should pain it for a better appearance than getting inexpensive fake wood paneling, but if we’re lucky enough to have good, genuine wood paneling, it’s at least a little more appropriate. If you did not like to look like in the 1970s, we should not pick the wood.

Keeping Wood Paneling

Keeping Wood Paneling

Shower Curtains

If we had a shower curtain with ruffles or appeared similar to the curtain that we could see in the castle, we should better change the curtains now. We should pick a simple and beautiful one in this era. Other accessories, such as rugs and metallic trays, could be used to spice up our bathroom. Those things would make our bathroom look great.

Shower Curtains

Shower Curtains

Hanging On To Your Sleigh Bed

In the past, if we had a sleigh bed in our bedroom, it would mean we had a status in society, but the era had long gone. Today, we could tell that the sleigh bed looked awful and sounded clumsy. If we wanted to have a proper bedroom, we should choose the average bed that the sleigh bed. The standard bed would still give a better appearance in our room.

Hanging On To Your Sleigh Bed

Hanging On To Your Sleigh Bed

Using Carpet Anywhere

Shag carpets were quite popular in the 1970s, and that kind of style should have remained in that era. One of the most significant drawbacks of shag carpet was it was challenging to clean, unlike the standard carpet that we usually used. If we wanted a rug, we should choose a Ruggable carpet, because, unlike shag, the Ruggable rug could be put in the washing machine.

Using Carpet Anywhere

Using Carpet Anywhere

China Cabinets

It’s one thing to bring out unique dishware during holidays or special occasions, but it’s another story if we had a china cabinet full of dishes that we would not use. We all knew that keeping words was not bad, but we should use those utensils if we need them for a massive amount of crowds.

China Cabinets

China Cabinets

Wall To Wall Carpeting

There were many problems if we decided to have carpeting throughout the whole room. It could cause someone allergic reactions, but it would also be hard to clean if we compare it to hardwood or laminate. We required rugs for hardwood flooring, but we could also alter them and change color themes without working around the carpet.

Wall To Wall Carpeting

Wall To Wall Carpeting

Gold Framed Mirrors

Our Mirrors would make the room huge if we did not block our walls with any furniture. We should also consider that the antique mirror that had gold frames would make our room look outdated. If we wanted something that would look modern, we should pick a mirror that had no structure. That kind of mirror would also make a pleasant design in our house.

Gold Framed Mirrors

Gold Framed Mirrors

Keeping Old Wallpaper

We could believe that changing our homes would result in a terrible appearance. We also knew that the old wallpaper would be difficult to remove if we decided to change it. However, if we agreed to change our wallpapers, we could be the one who does it, or we could also hire a professional to work on our wallpapers and make it look great.

Keeping Old Wallpaper

Keeping Old Wallpaper

Soft Pink And Blue Hues

If we wanted to use the color soft pink and blue, we should also use various shades. We should pick a color that compliments pink, like rose gold, while the blue goes with a lot of stuff, but we recommend going with a navy blue instead of a light hue.

Soft Pink And Blue Hues

Soft Pink And Blue Hues

Using Too Many Colors And Patterns

Although we previously discussed that we did not need to match the things inside our home, having too many designs and shades would make our home’s appearance terrible. We should attempt to adhere to a color scheme with a particular pattern. If we ended up making the colors of our walls, curtains, bedsheets, and furniture different, it could lead to confusion. It’s OK to use some contrasting patterns and colors, but we should not overdo it.

Using Too Many Colors And Patterns

Using Too Many Colors And Patterns

Tile Countertops

Tile countertops were a trend back in the 1970s, but the countertop was now tricky to clean, and it made our house look terrible. Countertops might not be something we could think to use in our home, but if we ever wanted to have one, our house would look like the 40s. We should change those tiles with marble, wood, or even granite–materials stylish even in the next ten years.

Tile Countertops

Tile Countertops

Hanging Frames Too Low

If we had neck or back pain, we could not see the hanging frames because it was too low. It might only lead to worsening the pain. If we hang the image on the walls too low, the walls would appear shorter than they should be. We should keep the picture frames hanging up about 60″ from the ground to keep your home looking modern while not sacrificing the walls’ height.

Hanging Frames Too Low

Hanging Frames Too Low

Too Many Pillows

We knew that Pillows were soft and comfortable, but having too many of them could be troublesome. The guest might not be satisfied when they sit or lie on the couch or bed. We could not think why people would want too many pillows in their home, and those individuals might want to start a pillow fight or something else. However, too many pillows would only make our house look terrible or overloaded.

Too Many Pillows

Too Many Pillows

Pushing Furniture

It was a usual blunder that many people made. We might think it expands the room or gives it more space to walk around the area, but it did the opposite. The benefit of this kind of furniture was it gave a lot of space to be used in the room, but it usually appeared uninviting. It would not provide enough breathing space for the furniture, and it would not be comfortable to have a chat with other people.

Pushing Furniture

Pushing Furniture

Hanging Cat Clocks

We all knew that we usually saw clocks in our house, we even had one in our room, but Cat clocks and other novelty clocks were both scary and outdated. If we would go to the comfort room in the middle of the night and see the eyes of the cat clock, we might freak out. If we didn’t want our house to appear similar in the the1950s, we should avoid that creepy cat clock.

Cat Clocks

Cat Clocks

Linoleum Flooring

A linoleum flooring was the same as carpeting that runs the room’s length, and the flooring would appear terrible. Linoleum would make any home look cheap and worn out. Linoleum would also make a horrible appearance in any room in which we used the linoleum. We should avoid using the linoleum and find another thing that would be best in our flooring.

Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum Flooring

Hanging Shiplap Anywhere

Some people believe shiplap is appropriate in their homes even if they did not intend for the whole “rustic farmhouse look.” It might look great during the first five years, but after those years, it would only look like a carpeted bathroom during the 50s. We should not even begin on the stickers that look like imitation shiplap wallpaper. That would be the worst choice we could ever get.

Hanging Shiplap Anywhere

Hanging Shiplap Anywhere

Floor-To-Ceiling Mirrors

Suppose we recalled back in the days how fashionable it was if we had a floor-to-ceiling mirror in the house. We might recognize that the floor-to-ceiling mirrors would make our house look old. The mirrors would also be challenging to get rid of, but mirrors were not something we need in our place. If we wanted to have one, we should use it in a home gym or studio.

Floor-To-Ceiling Mirrors

Floor-To-Ceiling Mirrors

Analog Thermostats

The technology was not easy to understand for everybody, and it did not imply that we need to keep our old analog thermostats. Nothing degrades a home’s appearance or and would make our home old. However, if we bought one and tried it, we could tell it’s helpful. It would be beneficial when we know how to use it and when it began to recognize our patterns. The thermostats also had a much better appearance.

Analog Thermostats

Analog Thermostats

Not Replacing Outlet Covers

We could tell a house if it was old because of the vintage, cream-colored outlet covers and the light switches. We might try to clean it, but it would remain dingy and filthy. It would not be effective if we tried to change the light switches and outlet cover, and it was not the cheapest way to deal with the problem. It was one of those that has a significant impact on appearance. Also, we could pick different styles.

Not Replacing Outlet Covers

Not Replacing Outlet Covers

Textures On Walls

Now was the time, as a country, to stand firm and say no to all the textured walls. We should avoid using textures because it would take a long time to make, and fixing holes is a pain. We should be thinking for the poor guy who would come into our house and patched the terrible texture. Overall, everybody should avoid using the textures on our walls.

Textures On Walls

Textures On Walls

Tiffany Lamps

Tiffany Lamps are pretty famous all over the world,  especially the ones with stained glass. So it makes sense as to why so many people still keep them in their homes. But however sentimental or elegant they may be, we’re here to give you a small modern decorating tip. We are in the year 2021, and it has come time to get rid of these lamps. This is definitely making your home look outdated.

Tiffany Lamps

Tiffany Lamps

Knick-knacks

It makes no difference to how clean your room is, the moment you have hundred of different knick-knacks everywhere, the room will instantly become messy. Whether you call them decorations, accessories, or souvenirs they all have the same purpose…collecting dust! Additionally, the last you want is that your modern home looks horribly cluttered.

Knick Knacks

Knick Knacks

Floating Rugs

It is really important to note that indoor rugs are not art pieces, they need to have a connection to something in the room. No matter the size, a rug should be touching a piece of furniture at all times. Floating area rugs are a big no-no; they make a room look awkward and completely disproportionate. A thoughtlessly positioned rug can throw the design of an entire room out of balance. So, before buying an area rug, make sure to measure everything out properly so the room doesn’t look like the one below.

Floating Rugs

Floating Rugs

Bulky Furniture

Please, do not make this common mistake! You don’t want to overwhelm the room with big or bulky furniture, especially if it looks like this. As we have mentioned numerous times before, the proportions are so important. So be sure to measure before buying anything.

Big Bulky Furniture

Bulky Furniture

Ignoring The Foyer

The entryway or foyer is actually a very important space in your home. But for some reason or other, many people tend to neglect this area. This is the first impression guests get of your home as they enter. This is why you should make it as welcoming as possible. Now it doesn’t need to be over the top decorated but it should be as lovely as possible.

Ignoring The Foyer

Ignoring The Foyer

Covering Your AC Vents

No matter what you’ve heard or read, experts say that you should NEVER cover your AC vents. Not only is this extremely dangerous but it’s also not economical. Not to mention that this could also lead to other problems. One of them is causing mold growth that can spread throughout your home. Make sure no furniture, rugs, tables, or even curtains are close to the vents.

Covering Your HVAC Vents

Covering Your AC Vents

A Stuffed Garage

We all know that the garage is usually the first place we tend to store things when we don’t have space in our homes. But the truth is, the garage is also an important area in our homes and deserves to look neat and tidy too. Don’t make it an incubator for all your junk! It’s time to get in there and organize, throw away or donate everything!

A Stuffed Garage

A Stuffed Garage

A Cluttered Kitchen

A kitchen is meant to be an area that is completely functional with a lot of counter space. For many people, this is the heart of their homes which is why it is so essential to have this space completely clutter-free. A small countertop crowded with appliances and dishes doesn’t only look terrible, it also leaves no room for prep work. Expert suggests that there should be nothing on the counters other than your daily necessities.

A Cluttered Kitchen

A Cluttered Kitchen

The Grandkids Toys Everywhere

Grandchildren are one of one life’s greatest blessings, however, they also come with many flaws. One of them is the fact that their toys are always all over the place. Even though they tend to be messy, it doesn’t mean that they have to take over your house. A good option is to provide the grandchildren with a small space in your home for them to play with all their toys, Additionally, you can give them shelving, bins, or other storage options to hide all their toys while not in use. Label the bins so they can find what they’re looking for more easily.

The Grandkids Kids Toys Everywhere

The Grandkids Toys Everywhere

Inadequate Lighting

Unfortunately, so many people overlook this important feature of the home. We understand that lighting can sometimes be tricky but the last thing you want is to have inadequate lighting throughout your home. Poor lighting can lead to things like eye strain, headaches, and even fatigue. Make sure that there is a sufficient amount of lighting in all the rooms.

Inadequate Lighting

Inadequate Lighting

Cords Galore

These days we all have a countless amount of electronics around the house, meaning a knot of cords is hard to escape. But don’t worry, you’re not alone! First things first, you need to organize and untangle them, so there are no accidents. If you are not using them, it’s best to put them away in a box for safekeeping. Additionally, there are also cord covers that improve the appearance of a room full of cords. Whatever you do, don’t let them lie on the ground collecting dust.

Cords Galore

Cords Galore

Unproportional Pieces

This next one may seem like a cool trend to go along with, but trust us this is not always the case. It’s so crucial to maintain proportion when designing different rooms in your home. You don’t want a small chair next to a huge lamp or a massive couch next to a tiny coffee table. Here is a perfect example showing how this huge statue below looks completely out of place next to the small couch and side table. Definite no-no!

Unproportional Pieces

Unproportional Pieces

Size Matters

We’ve had a few issues that have been related to size and proportion when it comes to home decor. If it’s not clear yet, we’re here to remind you that you can’t just go out and search for furniture without measuring the space first. Whether you’re looking to buy a sofa, a coffee table, or a potted plant, always measure the area to make sure it fits. You may regret it later on if you’re just guessing.

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Size Matters

Wrong Theme

Let’s be honest, as much as you want your bedroom to look like it’s straight out of Disney or your living room to look like the perfect beach house, it’s not a good idea! In order to achieve such results, you need to have the correct setting especially when the theme is so specific. It’s so important to pick a suitable theme for your home and to make sure you can make the most of it.

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Wrong Theme

Buying Cheap Items

Believe it or not but there is actually a big difference between cheap and inexpensive. Something can be inexpensive without being cheap and vice versa. It’s definitely ok to look for good sales that will help you save money, but it’s also good to remember that you don’t need to be stingy when it comes to quality items and furniture. Experts suggest that it’s actually better to invest more in quality items that will last longer than to get something cheap that you will have to replace in a few months.

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Buying Cheap Items

Nautical Theme

Sorry to burst your bubble, but anchors, sailor’s rope, and seashells belong on the actual beach, not in your living room. Especially if you do not live on or near the beachfront. However, decor professionals say that even if you do live in an oceanside home, it’s so much better to ditch the cheesy nautical decor. There are many other options that can help you achieve beachy vibes without being too obvious.

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Nautical Theme

Terrazzo Flooring

Terrazzo flooring was hugely popular between 1930 and 1970. But, nowadays in the year 2021, most of the time this type of flooring is only used in office buildings and hotel lobbies. It is totally old-fashioned and no, it’s not going to make a comeback any time soon. Other materials such as marble and granite are so much better to use instead.

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Terrazzo Flooring

Uncomfortable Dining Chairs

Dining room chairs are for sitting, and should therefore be very comfortable. The last thing you want is for your guests to be uncomfortable while eating dinner. There are a few factors that need to be taken into account, one being the cushioning and the other being the back height. Before purchasing a chair, sit on it, if it’s not comfortable, don’t buy it. It is a simple as that!

Uncomfortable Dining Chairs

Uncomfortable Dining Chairs

Millennial Pink

As pretty as it may look, it’s really time to accept that millennial pink is no longer a trend and is actually so old-fashioned.  No matter how iconic this pink is, experts advise that you rather go for a fresher look. Consider hues like yellows or muted green tones, which can work well across a range of design styles.

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Millennial Pink

Word Art

Its often said that people who can’t afford real art often opt for word art. For this reason, there is no shortage of wood art at home decor stores, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best choice for your home. Take it from us, this is definitely not the best choice. Rather decorate your home with other kinds of artwork. Perhaps something a lot more meaningful, and you don’t have to break the bank for it.

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Word Art

Wicker Furniture

We are all pretty familiar with wicker furniture, usually from our parent’s or grandparents homes’. But in this day and age, you should not have any of this outdated furniture in your house. It’s no longer the 80s or 90s, so trash it! Additionally, if you’re thinking of restoring that sentimental wicker furniture – don’t!

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Wicker Furniture

Skip The Tapestries

No matter if the tapestry is a high-quality piece of art that was designed by someone famous or something you recently bought at your local market, take our advice and do not hang it in your home. And, if you really feel the need to have it somewhere, it’s best to put it in the bedroom and not in the living room. This kind of decor really makes the space look quite tacky and somewhat like a college bedroom.

Skip The Tapestries

Skip The Tapestries

Brightly Colored Appliances

There was a short time when colored appliances were a huge trend. However, that time is long gone! Although it may look kind of cute, the last thing you want is family and friends to step into your kitchen and feel like they are in the 1950s. Just don’t make this mistake, rather keep your appliances as neutral as possoble.

Brightly Colored Appliances

Brightly Colored Appliances

Lace Tablecloths

All our grandparents have this kind of tablecloth, right? Back in the day, lace was seen as something unique and somewhat classy. However, this is no longer the case. While this may have been a status symbol or something impressive, we ask you nicely not to have this on your dining room table. It simply looks cheap! Rather opt for a different, better-looking fabric. Something that won’t give your visitors the impression that they’ve been taken back to the Victorian period.

Lace Tablecloths

Fake Fruit

No matter what kind of fruit it is, there’s nothing that screams gaudy more than a fake fruit bowl acting as a centerpiece. Many people are aware that this is such a rookie mistake. Rather pick up some real fruit the next time you’re at the supermarket, and your guests may enjoy being able to bite into something tasty rather than something plastic.

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Fake Fruit

Gaudy Chandeliers

If you’re looking at giving your home a royal touch, this is definitely not the way to go! We know that sometimes it can be hard to know the difference between gorgeous and gaudy and if this is the case rather opt for a single tasteful chandelier fixture that won’t brighten up your kitchen. Unless you really have impeccable taste, you should really avoid these kinds of things at all costs. 

Gaudy Chandeliers

Ditch Your Glass Collection

This is truly one of the tackiest things you can have in your home. We’re not denying that it is a great collection, and many people take pride in things like these. However, experts highly recommend that these sorts of collections should not always be on display.  Your glass collection from all over the globe is not exactly “everybody’s business.” Whether it’s beer glasses, shot glasses, or even coffee mugs – it’s all the same!

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Ditch Your Glass Collection

Avoid Temporary Furniture

Next up we have temporary furniture. We agree DIY projects are great and most of the time that complement any area of the house. However, there are also many times that they can also turn into a massive disaster. If this is the case, it’s really best not to have it in your home for all your visitors to see. Here is a perfect example, stacking four crates together to make a shelf is not exactly a good idea for furniture.

Avoid Temporary Furniture

Avoid Temporary Furniture

Do Not Add A Cliché Piece

Of course, art pieces around your home are very important, but make sure you use ones that completely complement the space. On the contrary, a cliché piece, is better left for somewhere else – perhaps your garage? Be sure to pick something that truly fits with the theme of the room you want to decorate. You may think it looks cool, but unless it’s an original, opt for a different alternative.

 

Do Not Add A Cliché Piece

Do Not Add A Cliché Piece

Skip The Vintage Wall Decors

Back to wall decoration. This one is especially relevant for the living room area. If you are keen on things such as Big Mouth Billy Bass, but all means hang it on your wall. Just make sure that the wall is not in your living room. This kind of object or ornament is just so old-fashioned and is not the type of thing your guests want to be welcomed by as they enter the room.

Skip The Vintage Wall Decors

Skip The Vintage Wall Decors

Furniture Skirts Should Be Avoided

Ruffled furniture skirts are probably the exact defintion of outdated and old-fashioned. You probably recognize these things from your grandparent’s house, as back in the 70s furniture skorts were used throughout the house. But usually, it’s more coming in the living room. Don’t let anyone try to tell you that it is a timeless classic. Decor experts are adamant that furniture skirts are a big no-no!

Furniture Skirts Should Be Avoided

Furniture Skirts Should Be Avoided

Going Gold Is Not Always The Best

This next one may have been hugely popular a few decades ago, but now that we’re in the year 2021 opting for gold is not always a great idea. Splashing gold in all the rooms of your home as well as fixtures, frames, and ornaments is really a thing of the past. It’s so much better to opt for something that is a lot more elegant and sophisticated. If you still feel the need to have gold in your home, choose a few accent pieces such as a small coffee table or one picture frame.

Going Gold Is Not Always The Best

Going Gold Is Not Always The Best

Think “Less Is More”

The saying, “less is more” is so essential for anything and everything in life. No matter the room in your home, be sure that the space does not become too mismatched with patterns and colors. Since is one of the main reasons why a room can look bizarre. Keep this in mind when decorating a room, the last thing you want is for your guests to be drawn to something that should not be a focal point.

Think “Less Is More”

Think “Less Is More”

No To Haunted Oranaments

Unless you live in an old, haunted house, this one is a definite no-no. It’s best to keep all the animal skulls or mounted taxidermy for Halloween. Do you really want your home to be known as the scary house in the neighborhood? Not only is this one of the biggest decor mistakes people tend to make but it truly makes your home look tasteless.

No To Haunted Rooms

No To Haunted Rooms

Avoid Color-Changing Lamps

Your home, especially your living room is not a nightclub! So many elements that resemble this kind of thing should not be in your home at all. One of the biggest blunders that people make when decorating their homes is adding color-changing lights. You want your guests to relax when they come over, but if you have these lights, they will feel like they are at a disco with annoying lights that keep changing every minute.

Avoid Color-Changing Lamps

Avoid Color-Changing Lamps

Avoid The Bookcase-Style Wallpaper

Wallpaper is a magical thing, right? However, the trick is to know exactly what is the right kind of wallpaper to use and of course for what room. If you are a bookworm who enjoys being around books all the time, it is best to have a shelf with your book collection in your living room instead of plastering wallpaper with a bookshelf design. No matter how badly you want your room to resemble a library. This is not always such a good idea!

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Avoid The Bookcase-Style Wallpaper

No To The Hospital Room Feel

Nowadays, there are millions of people all over the world that are obsessed with a beautiful, all-white home. But the truth is, experts, say this simply looks like a boring hospital ward. Is this really how you want your home to look and feel? We didn’t think so. However, if going simple is what you want,  add a dash of color or accent furniture pieces in some places.

No To The Hospital Room Feel

No To The Hospital Room Feel

More Than Just A Home Theater

A large majority of people tend to have a TV in their living rooms. This is why the living room is normally arranged in such a way that the sofa is in the perfect position to watch TV. Of course, the living room is definitely a place for chilling and getting entertained, but it should be more than just a room where you can watch a movie. Make sure that it is designed to relax and not to look like a home theater.

More Than Just A Home Theater

More Than Just A Home Theater

No To Catalogue-Style

It unquestionably feels strange stepping into someone’s living room which totally resembles a furniture store showroom. Don’t you agree? Ultimately, the goal of decor magazines is to get inspired and not bring to life what you see in them. Do not be afraid to mix things up a little and go for unique furniture pieces. And of course, you should add your own personal touch to the space.

No To Catalogue-Style

No To Catalogue-Style

Make Sure The Design And Decor Connect

There is nothing worse than entering a room and not knowing where to look first. If this is the case it simply means that the decor within the space does not have a focal point. Now, this is for sure a problem on its own. This kind of setting can leave anyone confused and completely overwhelmed, so you really want to make sure the design and decor connect at one point or even in a number of ways.

Make Sure The Design And Decor Connect

Make Sure The Design And Decor Connect

A Little Too Modern

When it comes to decorating a home, it can sometimes be difficult to know the difference between outdated and too modern. A gorgeous, modern look is great for your home, but it’s not really a good idea to go too far with everything. It is a much better plan is to mix the decor up a bit since this will give your space a more diverse look. Besides that, we are quite certain that not everyone will feel comfortable using a “transparent” toilet!

A Little Too Modern

A Little Too Modern

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