6 Biggest Decorating Do’s and Don’ts

6 Biggest Decorating Do’s and Don’ts

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Although it can involve lots of hard work, decorating your home can also be really exciting. So, the last thing you need when you’re investing lots of time, money, and energy is for all of your efforts to go to waste! 

Check out our list of do’s and don’ts to make sure your next decorating project is a huge success!





Planning your decorating project ahead of time is a great way to make sure that you stick to a budget and cover everything you want to address in the room. Draw up a list of everything that needs to be done, from clearing the room and stripping wallpaper to the fancy finishing touches.

Measure furniture

Cramming too much furniture into space can make a room feel small and overcrowded. Measure any potential pieces and mark out where they would fit into the room with masking tape to ensure that there is sufficient space around the furniture to move.

Select colours wisely

If your room doesn’t get much sunlight, using bright neutral tones can help to open it up and create the illusion of more light. Dark colours will make a room feel smaller and cosier, so save those for rooms that are able to handle them.




Underestimate the lighting

So many rooms could benefit from the help of some strategically placed floor lamps or beautifully hung light fixtures. Think of lighting as the jewellery that goes with an expensive dinner date outfit. Make sure it shines!


It’s great to choose a theme, but when everything matches in a room it can look over-the-top and too “done”. Instead, create a collection of items that relate to and complement each other without being too matchy.

Forget about the small details

The little things are what makes a room special, from the print on a fabric to the design of a floor, so don’t forget about them!


Head to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect items for every room in the house. 

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Posted by Brian Skidmore
12th January 2018

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