I’m an interior designer – 3 outdated decorating choices that depreciate your home and how to make it look more upscale
MASTERING the art of interior design is easy to accomplish when you know what to avoid.
A woman on TikTok who knows quite a bit about home decor has revealed some of her do’s and don’ts.
It’s called @HomedrawnInteriors on social media, and the helpful interior design video she uploaded already has more than 242,000 likes.
She begins her video by saying, “Today I’m showing some simple do’s and don’ts of interior design.”
Her first piece of advice is to avoid cluttered gallery walls filled with wooden words and quotes.
“That style is long gone,” she says.
Instead, she encourages her followers to keep things simple by hanging matching frames with clean, straight lines.
She explains, “It’ll be much easier on the eyes and give you a much more upscale look.”
Her next tip is to avoid placing the curtain rod just above the window line.
“You want to bring [the curtain rod] as close to the ceiling as possible to help elongate your walls, making your ceiling appear longer and taller.
“You also want your curtains to just barely graze the bottom of the floor,” she points out.
Her final piece of advice is to avoid placing small rugs in living areas.
She features an example of a patterned rug in front of a sofa that just looks like it doesn’t belong.
She tells her viewers, “The rule we want to follow is that at least the front legs of every piece of furniture can touch the carpet.”
Many TikTokers appreciate his tips for avoiding outdated decoration trends.
Someone wrote, “I was going to do a gallery wall in my new house and now I’m definitely doing these symmetrical frames. Wow!”
“The timing is perfect as I just closed my new house,” another person commented.
Another person added: “I have wanted to change my gallery wall for a long time! I love the idea of matching frames! Thanks for the advice!”