3 Common Decorating Mistakes Every Rookie Makes

3 Common Decorating Mistakes Every Rookie Makes

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017

With over 100 years in the furniture business, we’ve learned a lot about home decor. These are some of the easiest mistakes to make, especially if you’re new to interior design.

Living Room Seating

When you’re arranging your living room, you might be tempted to push some or all of your seats up against the walls. However, that’s probably the last thing that you want to do. Create a warm space where friends and family can talk to each other with furniture arranged around a single focal point, not spread out in every corner of the room. If you watch TV in the living room, face the sofa or sectional towards your TV and let the other pieces of furniture circle around it. That way you’ll be able to enjoy the room to the fullest!


Most designers recommend that any room have at least three sources of lighting instead of a single overhead light. Use varying heights with table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces, and track lighting to create the proper mood for each room. 

Painting Before Decorating

We highly recommend putting down that paintbrush until you’ve chosen the upholstery and fabric for your biggest pieces of furniture. It’s much easier to match your paint colors to upholstery than the other way around. Look through samples and ask some designers to help you pair textures and patterns, then decide which paint colors will bring them all together.

Everyone has a unique style, and every home should reflect the personalities of the people in it. However, these tips can help you avoid common mistakes that make homes feel cold and uncoordinated. Our talented designers are also prepared to help you transform your home and make your style come to life.