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13 small home decor mistakes

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If space is a problem in your home, then you might want to consider décor that doesn’t overwhelm the interior with too many colours, style and patterns or just clutter. The 13 most common decor mistakes our professionals have included in this homify feature are usually seen in small and modern environments. But, by using these hints and tips, your space can be a contemporary comfort with very little effort.

1. Not integrating spaces to expand the social area

Studio apartments or bachelor flats are rather tiny, which is why it is vital to integrate the sleeping quarter and living space.

2. Practical furniture

The layout of furniture can be complicated when it comes to shared rooms, so opt for furniture that serves a dual purpose, such as this bed with cupboards and drawers and save space while adding storage. It’s simply functional.

3. Not using divisions to create different environments

Consider separating spaces with walls and partitions for more privacy in a small apartment.

4. Not decorating with a loft-look

Loft-style décor is characterized by industrial elements and exposed materials that perfectly evoke that repurposed factory design something that many modern apartments were adapted from in recent years.

5. Not creatively incorporating the TV

The TV doesn’t need to be placed up against a wall, how about using it as a room divider and watch TV from a different perspective. This one is inside the kitchen island!

6. Not storing smartly

Storage is an essential in any home, especially if it is smaller in area, which is why lower drawers that form part of this bed is a perfect option for a tiny bedroom.

7. Not dividing with curtains

Using curtains to separate space is subtle yet stylish bohemian way to add privacy to your studio apartment.

8. Not mixing modern and minimalist decor

Modern and minimalist décor and furniture is great for a smaller home as it takes up far less space than rustic furniture and furnishings.

9. Not taking advantage of white and sunlight

Light tones are the best décor for tiny spaces, and with natural sunshine, this cosy and comforting effect can be amplified, making the room seem larger and more inviting.

10. Not taking advantage of height

Vertical height can maximise storage if decorated correctly.

11. Not distributing levels properly

This is another example of utilising your ceiling height to your advantage by distributing your furniture and décor efficiently.

12. Not taking advantage of every corner!

It is important to plan the use of each and every corner for your décor to be stylish, clutter-free and elegant.

13. Not saving space with folding furniture

We have come to the end of this décor tip list, but we need to feature a folding bed for the ultimate is space saving style ideas! Have a look at these: 15 clever storage ideas you'll want to try right now

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