You already experience enough chaos in your daily life, so coming home should offer some relief. If you’re making any of these design mistakes, however, it’s likely your home life stresses you out.
Too Many Throw Pillows
A few extra pillows can make your bed or couch feel cozy, but overdoing it could leave you feeling stressed. Not only do they limit the amount of space you have to actually sit, but extra throw pillows eventually end up on the floor, thus increasing clutter–and your stress level. Take a cue from the room above and try to stick to one or two of your favorite pillows.
Shoes on the Closet Floor
Women see their closet as the most important space to have organized. Even if you don’t have a spacious walk-in, there’s no excuse for tossing your shoes all over the closet floor. Invest in a hanging rack or shelf and you’ll never spend time searching for that shoe again.
Using Vibrant Colors
You might be drawn to brighter hues like yellow and red, but they end up leaving you feeling stressed. Choose calming colors like Sea glass blue (featured here) and deep brown to bring peace to your home. Blue in particular has been shown to reduce blood pressure and make you feel sleepy, so it’s especially useful in the bedroom.
Using Too Many Prints
Mixing multiple prints into one cohesive design is much more difficult than it seems, and if done incorrectly, might keep you from being able to unwind at the end of a long day. If you feel drawn to prints, make sure to keep the 60-30-10 rule in mind–dominate print at 60% of the space, secondary print at 30%, and the accent print at 10% of the space.
Everyone ends up with a collection of random dishes and glassware throughout the years, which just might be making setting the table more stressful. Take stock of what you have (especially around the holidays or big events) and anything that doesn’t have a match–get rid of it! Come see us for a great selection in rustic dinnerware pieces.
Overdecorating Your Shelves
Filling every square inch of your home’s shelving often adds little to the overall aesthetic, and makes the space feel cluttered. Embrace the empty space and only keep items that you really feel passionate about on display.