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What to Avoid in Interior Design: Accents

In the previous two parts of this article, we have highlighted some tips to help you with your DIY interior design. In this third segment, we show you how to decorate your space with the right accent elements.

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  1. Avoid ignoring the ceiling. Many people ignore their ceilings and leave it unpainted, thinking that the borders and trimmings are enough. On the other end of the spectrum, other people over decorate their ceiling, trying to make it look like a terribly watered down version of the Sistine Chapel. Choose a colour that brightens up your room while being still cohesive with your overall theme. Many people believe that wainscoting or using copper trimmings do add an added visual appeal. Never use wallpaper on your ceiling at all costs.
  2. Avoid dull, matte decorations and furnishing all around.Shiny is good but too much shine is ridiculous. This is what your mantra should be if you choose to add a touch of shine to your home. Mirrors, glasses, shiny vases and chandeliers all add a touch of finesse and class. However, you should avoid making your home look overly flamboyant and funny by adding way too much sequins, beadwork and even disco balls. Mirrors and metals are perfect for bouncing light around the room. Make sure that your mirrors and metals are strategically positioned though and not set side by side.
  3. Avoid impulse purchases or online purchases for your interior design. It is always better if you see furniture and decorations and feel them instead of merely looking at them through online shopping sites. Remember, they may not look as lovely when you place them next to your other furniture and decors. Also, love at first sight does not last. In the end, you may find that it is not the right fit for your home at all.

Next: What to Avoid in Interior Design: The Finishing Touches


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