Common Home Interior Design Mistakes You Must Avoid

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Let’s face it: many people go for similar styles when it comes to interior design. Contemporary styles are very popular at the moment, and most home furnishing retailers adapted their product ranges with that in mind.

But, that doesn’t stop people from creating their own unique styles for their homes. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that because it makes sense to come up with style fusions or try things that most other people haven’t done before with their interior design.

However, there are some very obvious mistakes that a few people make when redecorating their homes. If you want to make sure you don’t make them as well, find out more about what you need to avoid doing below:

Poor Lighting Choices

If you’re planning to live in total darkness, you can ignore this section. Otherwise, it’s essential you digest the main takeaway of this part of the article: don’t make poor lighting choices!

One of the most common interior design mistakes people make is leaving their lighting choices as an afterthought. Fantastic lighting can help transform any room into something extraordinary.

When you’re considering your interior design choices, always think about the best type of lighting to complement the colours, styles, and furniture used within each room.

Poor Furniture Choices

It should come as no surprise that one of the top reasons some people aren’t good at home interior design is when they make poor furniture choices. As you can appreciate, the furniture you choose for each room must compliment your interior decor.

For example, if you’ve gone for a contemporary look for your dining room, a round dining table and matching chairs would look quite smart compared to something that would be more in keeping with a Jacobean style.

Similarly, if you’re going for a retro art deco theme for your living room, you wouldn’t necessarily choose a shabby chic TV cabinet.

Crowded Walls

Some folks might seek inspiration for their home decor ideas on websites like Pinterest. There’s nothing wrong with that. However, it’s not always possible to pull off the same look on a “pinned” image.

One example is creating a photo montage wall. Yes, it can be a great way to remind yourself about everything you love in your life by putting up photos of certain people and places. But, you could easily go too far and create a chaotic photographic nightmare.

Consider the amount of space available to you, along with the size of the room, before you decide how many photos to put up on the wall and the dimensions of each frame.

Forgetting to Take Measurements

One final point to bear in mind is that some home dwellers fall in love with certain items of furniture, for example, and believe those items would look great in their homes. Unfortunately, they forget to take any measurements.

As you can imagine, disappointment and frustration will often ensue, especially when they can’t even get said items of furniture through their front or back doors! That’s why it’s always crucial to measure spaces and doorways before buying anything bulky.

 

 

How to relax in the midst of chaos

Staying calm in the midst of chaos isn’t always easy, especially when we bring social media into the mix. It can be tricky to stay on top of our feelings when drama online and you have to work online, but there are many ways to stay relaxed. In this blog post, I am going to share some tips to help you stay relaxed in the midst of chaos or drama. These tips are tried and tested.

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How to relax in the midst of chaos

Focus on what elevates

I scroll past different types of news online and I ignore majority of them. News is not something I seek out or watch, so I tend to not see majority of them. I rather focus on what elevates me then dwell on what doesn’t. It is important to stay aware of what is going on but it id important you know the difference between staying aware of what is happening and dwelling on what is happening. The former is what you need to do.

Have a routine

It is really important to have a daily routine that works for your family. That way you know what needs to be done and you can stay on top of your day and not get carried away with the confusion and chaos. You can create a flexible routine that allows you change things around during the day but still gives you that safety net as well. I find that my days are a lot better when I stick to my routine.

Eat healthy foods

This tip is a big one. You are what you consume, and this is why you need to ensure you are eating healthy to stay healthy. I have been a Vegetarian for over a year now and it has completely changed my life. Ensure you only eat healthy foods to keep your body in good shape.

Get enough sleep

Getting enough sleep is really important especially now. The power of a good night sleep can never be overemphasised. We all need to get enough sleep to keep our body and mind healthy. Try going to bed an hour early everyday for a week and see how you feel.

Worry less

Many of us spend time worrying about things we have no business worrying about. It is important to worry less in order to stay healthy and happy. Worry leads to more stress, and that is really the last thing many of us need. Try as much as possible to take your mind off whatever you may be worrying about and spend time doing what you enjoy.

Listen to music

Good music heals the soul and that is one of the reasons why I ensure I listen to good music everyday. Some of my favourite artistes are Cece Winans, Enya, William McDowell, Adele, Mercy Chinwo and many more.

How do you relax in the midst of chaos? Do you have any tried and tested tips to share? Please sound off in the comments section, let’s chat! Thanks for reading. Have a lovely day.

 

 

The vegetarian journey and eating out

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I went full vegetarian last year and the vegetarian journey has been an amazing experience. It was not something I planned. It kind of just happened but I am glad it did. Being vegetarian has changed my life completely for the better. I am now very conscious of what I do eat and I try to eat clean as much as possible everyday. The funniest part is I don’t miss eating meat or chicken at all. I was never a fish eater right from when I was a little girl, so no issues with that. However, unlike many vegetarians I know, going vegan is not on my radar. I love my free range eggs in moderation, so I don’t ever see myself completely going off that. The vegetarian journey has been effortless for me and I am looking forward to exploring more vegetarian dishes.

Speaking of vegetarian dishes, are you vegan, vegetarian or interested in plant-based dining options? If the answer to any of these questions is yes then you are reading the right post. As the lockdown restrictions ease off, you may be considering getting out and about. If you are after cool dining recommendations for vegan/vegetarian restaurants or plant-based restaurants, here is one amazing Italian restaurant you should check out if you are in the City of London.

Sicily by Da Scalzo

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This restaurant is great dining option for those who love Italian food. The Vegan/Vegetarian menu is full of yummy delicacies. I spent ages salivating at the thought of eating many of the dishes, especially the Spaghetti Vegani roasted pepper and tomato sauce topped with toasted pumpkin seeds. It sounds divine!

This buzzing restaurant provides all day dining. It is in the City of London and there is outside seating available, so plenty of space at Sicily by Da Scalzo.  If you like the sound of this restaurant, you should check out SquareMeal website. It is a fantastic website for a variety of party venues, meeting venues, eateries, and wedding venues. As the lockdown restrictions ease, now is a great time to treat yourself or your loved ones to SquareMeal gift vouchers. There are over 7,000 restaurants and bars in London and the UK on SquareMeal Website. So there should be a dining option to keep you salivating. Booking on SquareMeal is a great idea because prior to booking, you can get all the information you need about the restaurants you are interested. The booking process is also very easy. Customers can make reservations online, over the phone, and via email. Also, anyone who books on SquareMeal website can automatically collect points (100 points per restaurant and 400 for a venue), which can be exchanged for luxury gifts from high-end brands.

I think this service is amazing especially for the foodies. Vegetarian restaurants are on my radar and I will be exploring a few this year. What do you think of Sicily by Da Scalzo? Have you dined there before? Will you be using the SquareMeal website? Are you vegan/vegetarian? How has the journey been for you?

 

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