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 Challenge Yourself in Life

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Everyone needs to find a new challenge in life from time to time. If you’ve found yourself lacking motivation and you want to find a new way of challenging yourself going forward, now is the time to make that happen. It’s never too late or too early to challenge yourself and add a little added spice to life. We’re going to talk today about some of the ways in which you might do that, so keep reading.

Create Goals That Scare You

When you’re setting goals for yourself in life, you should try to create goals that really scare you and make you want to run in the opposite direction. Those are the kinds of goals that force you to leave your comfort zone and maybe even learn more about yourself. In short, they’re exactly the kinds of goals that are worth setting.

Unleash Your Creative Side

It’s never a bad time to express yourself creatively, and it’s often something that we overlook or ignore in life as well. We all need that creative outlet from time to time, and it might be a good idea for you to find a way to express yourself too. Finding a project or a creative skill to learn might give you the outlet for expression that you’ve been searching for.

Take on a Physical Challenge You Have to Train and Prepare For

Taking on a physical challenge is something else you might want to consider. For example, some people make it their aim to climb a particular mountain or to run a marathon. It all depends on what you want to do, but having something that you have to prepare for and get in shape for will give you purpose as well as a real challenge.

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Start a New Life in a New Place

Starting a new life in a completely new location is one of the most drastic and daunting things you can ever do. But it’s nevertheless something that you might want to do if you’re looking for a real challenge in life. If you are going to do this, take into account legal requirements around immigration and indefinite leave to remain processing time 2017. Laws will differ depending on where you’re interested in moving to.

Make an Effort to Make Connections and New Friends

Finally, you should make connections a priority. If you often struggle to meet new people and put yourself out there, challenge yourself to do precisely that. Making connections and being more social than you’re usually comfortable with being is something that might really pay off for you. You’ll make new friends and enhance that side of your character.

If you ever feel as if life is not challenging you anymore, it’s up to you to create your own challenges. At the end of the day, this is all about finding the confidence to leave your comfort zone and pursuing things that’ll help you to grow as a person and experience new things as you do so.

 

 

Happy 8 Years Fashion and Style Police

Hey blog readers! Fashion and Style Police turned 8 some days ago and I am super excited!  I can’t believe I have been doing this for 8 years already! Time really does fly when you are having fun. I was planning to mark the anniversary in a special way this year but life got in the way and I won’t be doing anything special this time around. Hopefully, we can have a couple of giveaways next year to celebrate and to make up for the quiet anniversary this year. I even almost forgot completely on the anniversary day itself, which was last Sunday. Thankfully, WordPress reminded me and I got to share a quick post on social media.

Happy 8 Years Fashion and Style Police

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This is just a quick post to mark my 8 years of blogging on Fashion and Style Police. I am looking forward to many more happy and prosperous years of blogging. This year has been a rollercoaster for many of us in many different ways but it has also been a rewarding year. I have learned a lot about myself and I have found new ways to work and just be. It is amazing what you can learn and how you can adapt when there is chaos everywhere. Here are 8 things I have learned in my 8 years of blogging –

8 things I have learned in my 8 years of blogging
  1. Be creative. Bring your creative style to your blog. Your creativity could be in your writing tone, pictures, videos, or anything. We are all unique and it is easy to forget that in the saturated blogging industry but you must remember to be yourself.
  2. The more you blog, the better you become. Success is never done overnight. Work on your craft.
  3. Never settle for less than what you want. In my 8 years of blogging, I have never worked for a brand for free. If a brand wants something from you, they should be able to pay for it.
  4. Buy your own domain. This should be the first thing you do when setting your blog up.
  5. Set up your pages on social media platforms with your blog name even if you don’t plan to be active on all platforms. You never know what tomorrow may bring.
  6. Diversify your blog income. You can make money through sponsored posts you write, guest posts sent to you to host, link inclusions in existing posts, banner ads, social media promotions, affiliate links, and so on.
  7. Look for other ways to make money through your blog but outside of it to diversify your income. That could be in freelance writing, virtual assistant, social media management, and so on.
  8. Have fun.

Happy 8 Years Fashion and Style Police!! Thank you!

 

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