Thursday, January 6, 2011

Top 10 Big Decorating Mistakes You can make Part 1

.1. Plants in little pots Everywear... My house was covered inside and out and sadly not only could I not keep up with it - I felt like I was on a great adventure safari - beyond ugly!

Do This ....one big plant in a big pot.... for more good ideas click here 


Don't Do This!







2. Matching bedroom , livingroom or any sets
Do This 
Image and ideas Here


Not This :


Do This for more ideas here:



Not this... PLEASE!


3. Ugly Paint

Do This : Fairytale blue from my son's room


Don't Do this:
Rust or any thing in the mustard,YUK!


4.Oversized Furniture... the too big couch.... happens ALL of the time and it Sucks! :
Do this... perfect scale


Not this:

How hid... this might be the ugliest couch I ever laid eyes on - you?!

5. Ugly Curtains:

Do This by Fawn Galli



Not this...EVER
This is real ... If this is the worst curtain you ever saw raise your hand- It makes me laugh.

Next 5 Next Post :)

27 comments:

  1. Laughing the whole way through this post. That couch and those curtains might be the worst things I have ever seen. How did you even find those?

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  2. So true... all of it! Only I disagree about the ugliest sofa in the world. I believe my clients have it. It looks like that one, only has cup holders in between each seat. Sigh.

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  3. OH my.... someone(s) NEED HELP!!!
    Great post, Very Funny (read ugly)...

    Northern Light

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  4. Couldn't agree more with your rules and you're right...curtains and sofa are terribly hidiously bad. On the positive side of things, that dining room by Fawn Falli is my favourite space in the history of spaces- I ADORE it!!

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  5. That heinous, white L-shaped couch looks like it belongs in a conference room on the Starship Enterprise!

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  6. Haha, those puffy leather recliner-type couches are the worst!

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  7. Your comments ROCK- I am smiling reading them and Naomi- I have to see that couch! S

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  8. Love your post! Deborah Needleman's livingroom has been in my inspiration file forever--just love the way she put that room together!

    xo Mary Jo

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  9. FABULOUS post. The scale tip is so true, yet so easy to forget. I'll have to remind my boyfriend about the matchy matchy furniture, is bedroom is downright disturbing!

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  10. What great nuggets of design wisdom! My hand is still raised (not to easy typing with one hand!) - those are the ugliest curtains ever. And the couch... looks like some Lazy Boys weren't so lazy!

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  11. I seriously see ads every Sunday for sofas exactly like the "don't". I call them puffy couches, they look like they need to go on a diet and take a couple of spinning classes.

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  12. such a fun post! i look forward to the next 5!

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  13. I agree with you. I learned some of these too late. I am trying to convince my husband of not picking matchy match anymore and change what we already have.

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  14. LOVE this post...looking forward to the next five

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  15. Thank you all soooooo much for these great and funny comments. It blows me away when people take the time to write!

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  16. what a great list! It really made me laugh, although I know people who fall victim to more than one of those!! :)

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  17. Oh, oh my eyes : ( I wonder how people can look at these and think they look wonderful. This post made me laugh, but in the way that almost hurts too much to be funny xD

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  18. harsh but true ... having just spent hours and hours looking at houses for sale the amount of really ugly curtaining is off the scale ... including the house we have bought - massive pelments in dark rust colourways - ick :) now they will be coming down ... best le

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  19. What a fantastic topic. The before shots all look so horrible .. and the afters .. well, they are just perfection. Can't wait to see the rest of your list (-:

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  20. Can we be friends? You are too funny.

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  21. Too funny! I love the fairytale blue you used in your son's room - I'm thinking that would be the perfect color for my own bedroom!
    Jen
    Fric and Frac

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  22. I am loving this post! Some of these photos are hilarious! Those curtains? Ugh!

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  23. I don't know whether to laugh or cry at those draperies !

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  24. oh-my-gawwwwd! you must have been looking on real estate websites for the "bad" pictures. it looks like the "tour of homes" that my husband and I went on when searching for our first place together!

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  25. Thank you for sharing such great information.
    It is informative, can you help me in finding out more detail on
    home decorating mistakes.

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