A home with a bit of mess is a home well loved; but there is such a thing as a little too much love! Read on to find out what some of the key items are that can make an otherwise clean home look like a mess!
Too Many Colours
I am a huge fan of colour in the home; it is important to remember when putting together your home’s colour scheme to a) Keep it coordinated and b) Pick a few favourite colours and stick to them. This includes paint colours, furniture and accessory colours.
Now hear me out: Open shelves can look absolutely fabulous when done right. When they are cluttered up with too many things or there are just open shelves EVERYWHERE, though, this can often overwhelm the space and make it feel very cluttered (read: messy!) For some great tips on the right way to style your bookshelves, click here to read our recent post.
High Maintenance Furniture
By high maintenance furniture I mean the sleek and smooth glossy stuff. The pieces that show off every single little speck of dust, every scratch, every nick and dent – all of it. When shopping for furniture, keep the maintenance factor in mind and opt for pieces that are super easy to keep clean and are a lot more forgiving when it comes to fingerprints and dust.
Too Many Accessories
Accessories and knick-knacks in the home show off character and personality but cluster too many of them together and you’ve got yourself a messy looking space! Get creative with the way you style these pieces; as a general rule of thumb, display 3 pieces of differentiating height in each group.
Mounting your TV on the wall is a great way to ensure safety; it also really helps to open up the room a little! But those ghastly cords hanging down your walls aren’t as attractive so make sure to tuck them away.
Flat Cushions & Disheveled Throws
Flat cushions have a habit of making a room feel flat! Plump up your cushions and make sure they’re stuffed well. Neatly arrange your throws when not in use to help keep your living area looking neat, organised and super tidy.
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