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Top Decorating Mistake #2

I had no idea I'd have such a good response to the post yesterday on the Top Decorating Mistakes.  Who knew you guys would be into the simple Do's and Don'ts of decorating?  Well, fear not I've got plenty more where that came from. 

Let's continue shall we?  Top Decorating Mistake #2 is.....

Placing all of your Furniture Against the Walls

This is one that completely perplexes me.  I have no idea why people move into a space and immediately push all the large furniture pieces against the walls. 

Here's the thing.  Unless you enjoy break dancing in your spare time, the furniture lining the perimeter of the room, particularly in a large room, probably isn't the best use of the space.  Just sayin'. 

I know some of you are thinking, "Oh no!".  It's ok.  You don't know, what you don't know.  But start to notice well designed spaces on TV, in magazines and even featured on this blog NEVER use this arrangement.

The truth is, floating furniture in the room is a much better use of space.  What people don't know is that you don't need a wall to create division in a room.  Furniture can do the exact same thing.

You can literally chop a large room in two simply by using a well thought out layout.  Case in point...



Like to entertain and need extra seating?  Don't line the seating up around the room. Why not buy two sofas and place them parallel to one another?

These are options that most never even think of.  Folks, just because Rooms to Go sells a set, doesn't mean you need to buy the entire thing.  But, that's a whole other mistake post.  : )

Bottom line:  Don't be afraid to float a furniture piece or two.  Get inspired, there are great ideas on Houzz.  So, let's review.....

 Make it a great day!

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