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Common Decorating Mistakes You Need to Avoid

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Brand new ottoman or wooden storage beds from Lloyds Storage Beds are so good they deserve to be put in a room that is decorated to perfection Unfortunately, too many people are making the same mistakes over and over when it comes to decorating. From dodgy DIY to poor choice in furniture, there are so many homes that just don’t make the grade. To fight against this and get Great Britain’s houses looking great again, we have put together this list of the most common mistakes that you need to avoid when painting and furnishing your house.

Bad Lighting

Lighting is a key component of every room, changing the mood and aesthetics much more than you would think possible. However, lighting is often put in as an afterthought, with little thought to how it actually affects the design of a home. Overhead lighting is often used throughout entire houses, which can create a harsh, stressful environment to live in. This should be avoided at all costs in rooms where you want to relax and chill. Instead, in the lounge and the bedroom, choose softer lighting for a perfect space to unwind after a long day. Soft white bulbs and dimmer switches can help create this mellow atmosphere, as opposed to a spotlight beaming down on you as you try and relax. For the kitchen and bathroom, try backlighting; this can add a touch of elegance to a room, while still maintaining sufficient illumination.   

Oversized Furniture

Not all of us are lucky enough to own a property in which we can fit every piece of furniture we want, especially with Britain having one of the smallest average property sizes in the world. This means it might not be the best idea to purchase that huge corner sofa for your flat. If you don’t plan for the size of your furniture and just go for what looks good in the shop, it can actually make your room look smaller. Make sure you take measurements and never buy on a whim; always consider what the needs of the room are. Luckily, Lloyds Storage Beds offers a bespoke storage bed service, where you can create beds exactly to your own specifications, meaning our beds will always fit perfectly in your bedroom.

Not Enough Storage Space

Clutter is the enemy of interior design. Nothing will ruin your carefully laid out plans more than a messy room. Everything that isn’t essential to the design or functionality of the room should be stored away, from dirty clothes lying about to old paperwork and electronic devices you never use. Investing in a decent amount of storage can change the whole atmosphere of a property almost immediately. Storage beds are a great way to do this, as it adds a fantastic amount of storage that doesn’t take up any more space by using the normally wasted space underneath your mattress!

Poorly Arranged Furniture

Your furniture should suit the rooms function, allowing for free following movement and easy use of space. A cluttered, crowded space will just get annoying and not allow you to use the area to its full potential. Always draw out a overhead plan of the room and think about the best placement of the furniture, explicitly thinking about how you use you the room and what you its purpose is.

If you avoid these decorating mistakes, you should be well on your way to having a great looking house, perfect for one of our double, single or fabric storage beds!

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