INSPIRATION Decorating Mistakes to Avoid
Common DECORATING MISTAKES to Avoid
BY JOANNE LENART-WEARY, THE JLW COMPANY
hat makes a well-designed room? Is it the décor or the color on the wall? Perhaps it’s the collections the homeowner has gathered over the years. Maybe it’s the creative use of paint or wallpaper that does the trick.
The reality is all those things play a role in the design process—but only when you add them to a space using solid design principles. I often have the pleasure of teaching aspiring and established decorators and designers around the country. More than once, we have walked into a home for a class project and my students felt there was no room for improvement. The reality is the room was filled with beautiful “stuff” but had missed the mark on many design principles. Once we emptied the room and started over, they recognized the original mistakes. Let’s talk about how to avoid some of the most common decorating mistakes. Thanks to some of my design peers for sharing photos to help demonstrate my points.
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