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15 common interior design and decorating mistakes

BillingsGazette.com | Designers see many of the same decorating “don’ts” over and over in people’s homes. The mistakes often stem from a fear of making a design mistake in the first place.

We consulted with designers in the American Society of Interior Designers Missouri East chapter to find out how to prevent decorating mistakes that can be costly and unsightly. Here are some common mistakes, and their tips for how to avoid making them:

Painting the walls before choosing furnishings: People tend to fall in love with a paint color they want to design a room around, said Catherine Geyer of Catherine Geyer Designs in St. Louis. But, while you can mix infinite paint colors, you can’t mix a fabric color. It can be more difficult to find upholstery, fabrics and accessories in a very specific shade than to have a paint color customized to what you’ve purchased, Geyer said. Continue reading 15 common interior design and decorating mistakes