Are you an amateur decorator who is starting from scratch? Do you think that all you need to do is follow the usual rules of the décor world? And what if I tell you that not every décor rule should be considered gospel and instead there are some that are complete myths? If you want to learn more, then read the article below!
#1. The Ceiling Should Always Be White
I cannot count many times I have heard that regardless of the color of the walls, the ceiling should always be plain white. White ceilings might seem like the norm but there is no decorating rule that says so. Instead white is often chosen as a popular ceiling color as it can reflect light evenly which can help make a room look more spacious.
However, nothing is stopping you from choosing complementary shades that actually match your walls and furniture. For example, stark white ceilings don’t match at all some wall shades such as bold yellow or deep green.
And, as Dee Schlotter, the media color spokesperson of PPG, said, “White ceilings can actually be distracting if there is no other white in the room.”
#2. Home Décor Is Expensive
For one moment please forget the “you get what you pay for” and that decorating and furnishing your home can be a considerable expense. Instead, nowadays you can easily get a range of products for home décor online that can not only give a unique touch to your home but are also very affordable. All you need to do is to find what you want to include in your house, place the order and it will be delivered at your doorstep. Besides, let me tell you that you can also find vintage and exclusive products that are less costly.
#3. Everything Has To Match Perfectly
“Matching is so boring,” claimed Lindsay Agnew, a Toronto-based design expert.
The days of matching and monochromatic looks are over. Everything in a room does not have to match. I mean, if you can have furniture of different styles, then why can’t you have different décor pieces as well as artwork of different styles?
In the contemporary household, cohesive coordination reigns supreme and different designs are used to showcase your personal style. For example, you can place a jar candle in the same space where you have placed your favorite Chinese paintings because according to you, it is chicer in this way. Or, if you want, you can pair a big and deep couch with tailored cushions with a chunky coffee table.
Mixing and matching styles not only breaks the monotony but can also give a unique character to space. However, there is one thing that you always need to remember is that when you look at your house décor, it should make you feel happy. In this way, you will also find a method to match your décor pieces in a creative style.
#4. Incorporate Only the Trends
I will be the first to admit that sometimes we let ourselves be influenced by the current home decorating trends. Of course, there is nothing wrong with this, but choosing what’s hot at the moment may not be a good idea as it doesn’t reflect your true style. I would go so far as to say that it might even create a soulless space. Soulless as in dead.
In addition, trends come and go. So, blindly following design trends and decorating your home based on them will not be a good strategy.
What do we recommend? Don’t follow anyone and instead create your own trend! Break the myth of following what one should always include in a drawing room or try something completely new.
For example, what if I tell you that I have once tried bathroom carpeting? You might think that it is weird way of decorating a bathroom but this used to be the look du jour in the 1970s. Moreover, even the actress Jayne Mansfield loved the look so much that she covered her whole bathroom in pink shag covering – from floor to ceiling.
So, why don’t you also have some fun and show off your unique home décor by turning quirky?
So, what do you think of these home décor myths? Please share your comments!