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12 things you're probably forgetting when you decorate your home

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Some decorating trends go out of style very quickly. We all know that some styles that are classic and timeless, and some go out of fashion in a matter of months.

If you're in the process of decorating or remodeling your home, then this homify article is for you! We've put together 12 top tips—things that people forget when decorating. 

Inspired by our top professionals, these are tips and tricks that you simply can't miss out on!

1. The floor and domestic animals

If you love the company of a cat then we are afraid you will have to give up the wooden floor because scratches are going to appear very quickly on its surface. You are also constantly going to have to vacuum up your cat's fur. 

The same, of course, applies for other animals.

Rather choose sturdy, easy-to-clean materials to coat the floors of your home. Functionality is a top priority!

2. Too white

White is a good ally when it comes to decorating a space with a contemporary design, however if you abuse it, you risk creating an environment that is too cold or too impersonal.

Choose furniture that combines the lightness of white with the warmth of wood for a wonderful balance in decor.

3. Vivid colors

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Carefully consider your choice of furniture and colors. Sometimes the use of strong colors can be a great advantage, but you need to know how to balance the color palette. Remember that subtly is key.

4. Maintaining the garden

If you don't want to spend a lot of time maintaining your garden, choose practical and sturdy outdoor furniture. Also opt for plants and flowers that last all year long and don't require too much love and attention.

5. Avoid fads

Instead of choosing decorative elements that are in vogue, opt for pieces that feature some traditional elegance. This works especially well in areas like the kitchen and the bathroom where you don't want to redecorate too often.

6. Invest in furniture for children

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There is always a temptation to want the best for our children. However, before buying an expensive piece of furniture for him or her, think carefully about it long-term. Choose furniture and design pieces that will work in harmony with your child's growth and changing interests. You'll save a lot of money in the long-term!

Also have a look at these amazing ideas for kids' bedrooms.

7. Gadgets

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Are you a tech lover? That's fine but don't fill the house with useless gadgets that end up scattered here and there creating aesthetic disorder.

8. Unsuitable furniture

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The beautiful sofa that you saw in the window of the store may not look as stylish in your home. The shape, size, lines or colors may simply not work in harmony with the rest of your environment. 

9. Very old furniture

At a time when vintage is very trendy, learn how to distinguish between a worthy antique and an obsolete piece.

10. The textiles

Textiles have an undeniable way of creating a cozy and soft environment. However, you don't want to overwhelm the environment with them otherwise you'll create a home that looks like a fabric store! Less is more. 

11. Don't over do it

Don't overload the walls with low quality artworks or prints. It's preferable to use a few high quality, subtle pieces that enhance the environment.

12. Bulky furniture

It is important to take measurements into account before buying furniture. What looks small in a store can be huge in your home and vice versa. When taking measurements, take into account not only the space that you want to put the furniture but what other pieces of furniture will be in the space.

Also have a look at this article: 18 multi-functional furniture ideas perfect for small houses.

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