When you buy a new condo or loft in DTLA, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and want to snag all the new furniture you’ve been eyeing – but no matter what you do, make sure you avoid these three expensive mistakes.
Furnishing Your New Home? Don’t Make These Three Expensive Mistakes
The three biggest mistakes people make when they’re furnishing a new home include:
- Buying everything at once
- Cramming too much furniture in one room
- Trusting your eye, not a tape measure
Buying Everything at Once
Don’t go on a shopping spree – think of furnishing your home as more of a marathon than a sprint. Great decorating happens when you think about what you really need for a room – not what you “think” will be a great addition. Start with the basics, like a sofa if you need one, and work your way out from there. You’ll save money and you’ll be able to pick out pieces you really love… not just pieces you had to have to fill up space.
Cramming Too Much Furniture in One Room
You need a lot less furniture than you think you do. In fact, it’s a good idea to have empty space and blank walls – clutter is the enemy in good decorating. Stick to just a few pieces in each room to maintain open spaces, because you’ll be able to move around more freely and your home will appear larger.
Trusting Your Eye, Not a Tape Measure
Don’t “eyeball” it.
Measuring is a critical component of design – and if something like your sofa is a few inches too big or too small, it can throw off everything in your design.
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