Many people get very excited when they purchase their new home. They want to do it up according to their like and dislikes. At times this effort works but at time people tend to get carried away. The resulting effect of this at times is not very pleasing.

It is very important to balance function with aesthetics when designing a home. There are some mistakes that are made commonly by people which can be easily changed to give your home a pleasing atmosphere.

  • Away from the wall: one of the biggest mistakes made my home owners is placing all their furniture against a wall. This arrangement though practical is very common. Slight angling or moving of the furniture can be very helpful in bringing a new look and dimension to the room. Grouping furniture can make small intimate circles of conversation when a large group of people are invited in the house.
  • Focusing on an entry point: well designed hooks, shelves, light fixtures at the entry way can create a focal point when anyone enters your home.
  • Removing furniture that is not necessary: less is always more. It is very essential to constantly assess and de-clutter your house of things and furniture that you no longer use. It is better to donate this furniture instead of hanging on to them.
  • Accessories: accessories change according to the fashion with times. Some accessories may in fashion at a particular over time but then you need to realize that later they no longer suit the décor of your home or that they do not add to the theme that you are going for. If it does not please you anymore get rid of it.

The best trick to renovate your space is to start with small changes, make a plan to go about it and see that there is a flow that is cohesive from one area off the house to another.