Home: 10 Common decorating mistakes and how to fix them
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Hello over there! Furniture pushed up against the walls is not conducive to conversations. Photo from depositphotos.com

Decorating your home is a very personal thing — we all have different tastes. There are some common design mistakes, however, that many of us make. The good news is that even if you’re guilty of one or more of these faux pas, they’re easy to fix.

Pushing all the furniture against the wall

People seem to think that if you push everything to the four walls, there will be more room in the middle. What are they making room for — a dance floor? 

The fix: Move furniture away from the walls, and arrange the pieces together to encourage conversations. If as a result, say, a sofa or chair seems to float in the middle of the room, anchor it with a console or side table.

Poor lighting

Even a well-appointed room can look dreary when there’s not enough light. Just as bad is a room lit by one super-bright overhead lamp that reveals every fine line on our faces. 

The fix: Try to have three sources of light in each room at different heights and diffuse each with shades so that the light is soft and flattering. Also, use dimmer switches so you can…………… continues on Jewish Journal

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Thanks to an incredible array of home products inspired by global travel, the world is truly your decorating oyster! Gorgeous block-printed textiles from India, Indigo-dyed designs inspired by Asia, Ikat patterns, and bold tribal motifs are influencing design in everything from furniture to home accessories. And why not? They’re equal parts beautiful, sophisticated, modern, and bohemian. 

This uber-hot global design trend not only widens our lens for beauty, but it also injects impressive design sophistication into a home. The vibrant colors, rich textures, delicate craftsmanship, natural materials, and graphic punch of these well-traveled items take your home off the beaten decorating path and add serious design panache.

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