DECORATING your bedroom can come with a lot of pressure, after all you’re going to spend a lot of time in there so it makes sense to want to get it right.
But there are some things you should always avoid adding, they make the room look so cheap.
Too many patterns are far too overwhelmingCredit: YouTube/ Arvin Olano
Simple headboards are always betterCredit: YouTube/ Arvin Olano
Arvin Olana is an interior designer who knows exactly what looks good and what is going to make a space look tacky, he shared some of the worst picks for bedrooms recently.
Random accent walls
There are simply better ways to add pops of colour to a room, the pro explained.
Having a random wall painted a different colour makes the room look disjointed, “there’s nothing worse,” Arvin said.
Try adding different coloured accessories instead for a more sophisticated look.
Arvin said: “Unless you want your bedroom to look like a brothel, red isn’t going to be the colour to put in your bedroom.”
According to the pro, having too much red in your bedroom can give off the wrong vibe entirely.
No more tufting
Tufted furniture is always going to look cheap and tacky, the pro says.
There are better ways to achieve a glam look other than having all your furniture in tufted styles, not only that but it looks a bit outdated, Arvin explained.
Go for something more simple and classic instead.
No matching furniture
“It’s so lazy,” Arvin said, adding that it might be easier to buy your bed, wardrobe, side tables and chest of drawers from the same place, but the finished look is never going to be great.
“A home that looks like a catalogue is not a home,” he said.
The pro revealed: “You don’t need a headboard that reaches up to the sky, it looks so awkward and I don’t know who tricked you into buying this headboard because they should be sent to jail.”
He explained that the massive, oversized headboard trend is “an eyesore,” and recommended that people go for something timeless instead.
Too many patterns
Patterns need to work cohesively, and having too many in one space is going to completely overwhelm the room.
“It’s easy to mess up a room when you introduce patterns and you don’t know what you’re doing.
“If you really want to get into pattern play, start with large prints first,” he explained, adding that you can then pick small prints in the same colour pallet.
Too many pillows
You might think that having hundreds of pillows and cushions on your bed is the height of luxury, but it just makes the room look cheap, according to Arvin.
He explained: “Make sure your pillows go down in size, that way you’re creating depth and it feels intentional and doesn’t look cluttered.”
No matter what, avoid redCredit: YouTube/ Arvin Olano
Ditch the matching furnitureCredit: YouTube/ Arvin Olano
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