When is too much ... too much? When it comes to decor, homeowners may not know when to hold back or tone it down.
To help ensure a successful decor outcome that will stand the test of time while still allowing for individuality, avoid these seven things.
1. COLORED CABINETRY
While blue or orange may look good in your space, overly personal colors may become outdated.
2. PEDESTAL SINKS
While they are space-savers, they provide little to no storage.
3. FURNITURE BY THE SET
Typically purchasing a full set or furniture suite is too much furniture for many spaces.
4. TOO MUCH WALLPAPER
Wallpaper has made a comeback and works great – in moderation. If you're looking for a way to use wallpaper in a more portable way, consider wrapping boards with wallpaper and creating a screen or wall hanging.
5. SHIMMER AND SHINE
Muted colors tend to work well together and best when used in abundance. Too much bling can overwhelm.
6. TOO MANY PERSONALIZED COLLECTIONS AND MEMENTOS
While you can enjoy and display your favorite things and souvenirs, it is likely best to do it in moderation.
7. TOO MUCH GLASS
While glass opens up a room and helps make a space feel larger, it is best to mix glass pieces with more opaque ones.
Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or visit her website at www.cathyhobbs.com <http://www.cathyhobbs.com>.