30 Home Decor Rules That Were Made To Be Broken

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Now that your spring cleaning is all done (hopefully), it is time to have fun with your home decor. Try new things and think outside of the box. It is a chance to reward yourself for all the hard work that you have done around your home. Keep in mind, if you just spent a lot of time decluttering and organizing, don’t go out and buy a bunch of stuff. Instead, change things up by breaking 30 common home decor rules. The article below has a comprehensive list of all the rules that were made to be broken and how you might go about doing just that. First and foremost we have always been told not to mix prints, whether in fashion or home decor. It can be so invigorating to do so. Start simple and then work your way up to some crazier combinations. You also don’t need to stick to one style of furniture. Mix and match pieces of all different designs and styles. It will add interest to your room. Maybe you have found one nightstand that you love but there are two sides of the bed. Buy it, you don’t need to have matching nightstands. The main thing you have to think about when changing up your home decor is to keep it in a style that you enjoy. Maybe you like to follow the design rules, that is fine. Just don’t feel like you have to stick to them to have a well designed room.

Over the years, home design experts have come up with a coterie of rules—ceilings have to be white, furniture looks best against the wall, the list goes on—and on. Mixing and matching is a surefire way to add a fun bohemian touch to a room. The logic goes that if you’re decorating a small space, it’ll appear bigger if you decorate using small furniture.

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