Today I will be sharing with you ten reasons your home might look unaesthetic. Now I am guilty of making some of these design mistakes myself. You might be making them, too, and not even realize it. So I’m going to be sharing with you some design tips. On ways to improve your home, make some minor changes to make it look that much more high-end.
What Light Fixtures should you avoid?
If you have these “boob lights around your home, it’s giving off a dull vibe, and builders always put them in.
It’s a very affordable light fixture and might be practical, but does it give off a high-end look?
No, boob lights give off this dated eighties, nineties look, and it’s just out.
So if you can upgrade your home by switching out those lights for something a little bit more statement, a little bit more modern, something that stands out as a design feature.
That will take your home to the next level.
Your new light fixtures do not have to cost a lot.
You can get a ton of great affordable options on Amazon.
This is something everyone can do in their home.
Whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, switching out lights does not damage anything.
It’s not a significant change, but it goes a long way.
Here’s something we are probably all guilty of.
I know I am because I’m staring at it right now.
That is exposed cords.
Oh, if you have a mounted TV with a bunch of cords hanging down and your desk has a million chords coming down from it, your space looks cluttered.
There are some things that you can do to hide your chords.
There are paintable cord concealers, so you can run all your cords down a wall and paint that concealer the same colors.
That way, it’s more hidden and a little more seamless.
You can also completely hide your chords by putting them behind the drywall.
This is something a little bit more challenging to do.
I wouldn’t call it renter friendly because you’re putting holes in the wall to string your cords through and pull out the bottom so they’re completely hidden.
If you have the option to do that, I highly recommend it.
It goes a long way, but you can get cord concealers if not.
You can run them down your wall.
You can run them down, coroners, hide them in wall trim.
There are so many ways to conceal their look and make your home look tidy, cleaner, and more High-end.
What Furniture Will Make My Home Look Luxurious
I’m always looking for unique pieces to share with you guys, but one mistake you can make is getting too many things from Ikea.
If you have an Ikea sofa and Ikea coffee table, an Ikea console, and an Ikea media unit, everything is from Ikea; your home will look tacky.
Even though some spaces are stunning, it will look like the Ikea showroom, even though some areas are lovely.
Everyone knows the Ikea pieces; it just gives off a very inexpensive vibe.
It looks high-end. Mixing it with your other furniture pieces from different stores will make your space look much more high-end.
So look around at your space.
Our space might look less luxurious if you have more than three Ikea furniture pieces, all in one roomy.
Now the same thing goes for matching furniture sets.
If you walk into an Ashley’s, the brick, La-Z-Boy, and pick out a matching furniture set, your home will look blah.
To get a high-end designer look, mix furniture, pieces, and mixed color texture pattern and create a very diverse, unique, and structured look for your space.
This can even go as far as getting a sofa with a mixed-matched Ottoman; many sectionals sofas come with a matching Ottoman.
Sometimes they don’t even come with it and offer it to you and people say yes.
Say no and choose a different one to bring in a new texture, color, and style.
It will make your space much more high-end by just making that minor change.
If you have matching furniture sets in your home, you can take one furniture piece from one space, move it to another, and that room no longer has a matching set.
You can quickly improve your home’s look without spending a dime.
What Wall Art Should You Put Up?
All right, now let’s jump into wall art.
Sometimes wall art can be the reason your space looks standard.
If you were picking the typical pieces from Ikea, from the home sense that we’ve all seen,
we all know they’re from there, then it’s instantly making your space look a little less high-end.
So I highly recommend staying away from mass-produced artwork.
I think home goods has beautiful artwork.
You have to sift through it to find the more unique pieces.
I specifically like their framed artwork there.
What’s So Special About The Framed Pieces?
Some of their framed pieces have beautiful fabric inside that’s unique.
Maybe a beautiful print or photography, or You can buy some original artwork from local artists.
I would say those are great to choose from.
The same thing happened with Ikea. But, again, they’re large canvases that have been around for, I think, too long that everyone has had everyone has seen.
They’re affordable for a large piece, but you can do something different to bring your space together.
How To Arrange Your Furniture
Another reason your home might look standard is your furniture placement in your bedroom.
If your bed is pushed up against the wall in a corner for some reason, that’s just giving off a low-budget kind of dorm room vibe.
If you center your bed with two nightstands on either side, create that symmetry and hotel look, and your space will look more high-end.
Even if you’re using the most affordable furniture pieces, making that change will improve much.
Spacing Your Living Room
The same thing goes for your living room.
If you have sofas and chairs and everything pushed up against the walls to create more space, it makes your room look plain.
I say when you can bring your furniture off the walls, anchor your furniture on a rug, create some flow around the space, and create a unique furniture layout.
That will instantly upgrade the look of your space without spending anything at all.
What Is The Perfect Size Rug?
Now, when you’re pushing your furniture around and creating those new furniture layouts, make sure that you anchor your furniture on the right size rug.
Rugs that are too small, those that are too big, and those that are the wrong shape will make your space look cheap, especially if your carpet is too small and it’s floating in the middle of your room and not anchoring anything.
The point of the rug is to create comfort, expand the look of your space, and anchor all of your furniture on top of it.
Get at least the front two legs of your furniture pieces on that. Then, you’re safe and most likely pick the correct size.
Dining Room Rugs
When it comes to dining room rugs, make sure you can pull the chairs out all the way and the chairs stay on the carpet.
In a bedroom, make sure that your rug isn’t just floating at the end of the bed, anchored underneath the bed, and expands past your bed and lines up with or goes a little bit further than your nightstands.
That will be the right size rug for your space.
If you love your rug and it is too small, always know you can add another carpet underneath.
You can create a layered look using a flat woven rug and laying your carpet on top.
That way, it gives off a designer look.
You can keep the rug that you love and make it look planned out and look like it’s the right size.
Speaking of first impressions, entryways instantly make your home look messy, right?
When you walk through the door is your messy, cluttered shoe rack.
If you can get closed storage, like a bench with storage underneath, or the fantastic shoe cabinets that are super slim, they don’t take up a lot of space, but they hide your shoes in your front closet.
Trust me; This will make a significant change to your home.
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Other Things To Avoid
Lastly, If you have tapestries and twinkle lights in your home, it will look inexpensive.
That’s like a college vibe hanging a tapestry and string lights.
Twinkle lights should never be inside unless it’s Christmas, and tapestries give a loose, put-together look.
It’s a Bohemian look, but you can achieve that Bohemian style differently.
I would offer more boho artwork and maybe candles and lamps that will add mood, lighting, and atmosphere differently.
Below in the comments, let me know which design mistakes you are guilty of. Maybe there are multiple that you’re guilty of, but let us know down below. I’m sure we can all relate!