Whether you are moving to your just completed home or a rented apartment, it is important to personalize it with trendy decorative home accessories. This is because having an aesthetic and well-decorated home will create a pleasant and tranquil haven for you and your family. This said, there are mistakes that Nigerians make when decorating their homes especially for individuals with little or no interior design experience. Despite this, you can still achieve a pleasing arrangement by avoiding these common interior design flaws cited by Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal.
Rushing to decorate
Housing is one of the biggest problems residents of Lagos encounter. Hence, there is every possibility that you decorate your home on an impulse. However, if you want to create the perfect ambience, it has to be gradual if you want to accomplish great interior design results. You may realize later that some of the accessories don’t fit. For example, your curtains may not properly shield sunlight. Hence, be patient particularly if you are working with a budget.
Painting without testing colours
Oftentimes, painting your home with your favourite colour is not always a good idea. Colours usually appear different on walls. You should test various paint colours before you decide on the one that suits your taste and home. You may also want to consider the colour of your furniture and curtains before painting.
Covering floors with white carpets
White carpets can easily get messed up or dirty. It is the biggest mistakes anyone moving to a new apartment can make. You will have to wash it every day to keep it clean.
Postponing basic renovations until after you move-in
Most Nigerians prefer to complete any renovations after they move in. This is due in part to the home shortage in Lagos and other parts of the country. But if you can, do the basic renovations before packing to your new home.
Cramming your furniture
Resist every temptation to cram your room with furniture because it will be difficult for you to walk around. You don’t need to fill up space with too many furniture. Spend money on quality furniture that will make your room classy.
Hanging all your collectibles
You cannot display the collectibles like plaques, pictures, and awards you have amassed over the years. Two or three is enough for your room.
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