6 Common Design Mistakes You Can Fix Today

Common Mistake: Too much kitchen counter clutter
Easy fix: It doesn't quite seem like this would fall under "design," but it does if clutter on your counters takes away from your room looking good. Figure out how many items you'd like to hide, and eliminate older things you don't use by donating them. Make room in your cabinets or drawers and declutter your counter to make your kitchen feel calmer (and maybe even larger). You don't have to clear things off completely, but even a small reduction in counter top clutter will help a lot.

Common Mistake: Bad furniture and/or seating arrangement
Easy fix: Is your living room rocking a pushed-against-the-wall look? Or do your guests have to shout to hear each other across the room? Does your bedroom feel tiny because of how you've laid out your furniture? Working on how you arrange your furniture is free and can have a huge impact.

Common Mistake: Bad lighting locations 
Easy fix: Take a look at your lighting and see whether it needs to be rearranged to balance the light throughout a room (usually three or four points around a room is perfect) or if you need better task lighting in the places you actually work. Don't be afraid to shop around your house to find lamps to re-place, or even to come up with creative mounting solutions.


Read about the other 3 design mistakes and how to fix them here


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