I’m an Interior Design Expert – 4 Living Room Design Mistakes That Make Your Home Look Cheap

An interior expert has shared some design mistakes you may be making in your living room and the key elements you’ll want to change.

Some of your decorating decisions could also make your home cheap.

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Jordan Samson has detailed the main design mistakes you could make in your living room1 credit
He said to make sure at least the front legs of your sofas and chairs rest on your carpet

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He said to make sure at least the front legs of your sofas and chairs sit on your carpetCredit: Getty

“This first one could easily go unnoticed, but always try to provide access to a surface from all seats,” interior designer Jordan Samson explained in a video shared with his 22K TikTok followers.

“Whether it’s a coffee table, a side table or even a simple stool, everyone needs a place to put a drink.”

Samson’s next tip was to make sure that at least the front legs of your sofas and chairs rest on your rug.

And for those who love a neutral aesthetic, he said you should try adding variations to your color scheme.

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“That doesn’t mean you need a bold accent color, but rather variation in your tones. It will add tons of depth and make things less museum-like,” he says.

Next, the interior expert talked about the lighting.

“Please don’t rely on your overhead light alone. Many people don’t realize how much lighting can affect your mood.

“Try layering task and mood lighting, and that way you can set the mood throughout the day,” he concluded.

Viewers in the comments section of Samson’s clip endorsed his suggestions.

“Amazing tips!!” wrote one person.

“Oh hey! I literally made all these mistakes. I’m going shopping ASAP!” added another.

“YES with all of this, but especially access to the table surface! I feel like no one does that! Awkwardly holding my drink/food like a peasant,” a third person joked.

Betty K. Park