On yesterday’s episode of the TODAY show, Chassie Post of Domino magazine showed ten common decorating mistakes and how to avoid them. It was very ironic that the first two tips dealt with curtains and their length because just this past weekend, I bought a couple of curtain panels from Target and was very frustrated at the standard length (84 inches) they come in. Of course everyone makes the mistake of having curtains that are too short when that is all that is available! I enjoyed the show (even though I am guilty of half of the mistakes) and liked how they also showed solutions. Even if you aren’t decorating your whole home, this list is good to glance at to make sure you are not making any of these common mistakes.
- Curtains hung too low.
- Curtains too short.
- Too many throw pillows on the bed.
- Beds or sofas on the diagonal.
- Theme rooms.
- Art hung too high.
- Stylish yet uncomfortable sofa.
- Rug too small for the room.
- Pairs of everything.
- Too-bright overhead lighting.
Now that you know the mistakes to avoid, you can read the solutions and watch the segment on TODAY’s website.