While every designer’s style and design approach is different, there are a few common design issues that pop up again and again as things to avoid. From improperly sized furnishings to being overly rigid on style, top experts share 9 common design mistakes that they see oft-repeated along with visual inspiration and recommendations on how to avoid these mistakes in the future.

  • Living room with cream built-in bookshelves, curved gray couch, and orange rug

    Mistake #1: Rooms That Are Overly Coordinated

    “A room that is too carefully coordinated, with all new or store bought pieces, is very uninspiring. A home is a personal narrative and personality should shine through. In this living room, we used items from travels and small vintage pieces to really bring the space to life.”

    Jodi Morton, of 2to5 Design


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September 21, 2016

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