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The Biggest Interior Design Mistakes You Can Make

Making your design dreams come to life can be a challenging process. Avoid these mistakes interior designers see again and again the next time you’re decorating. (And don’t forget to steer clear of clutter.)

Here are the design basics you need to know:

  • Measure your space before buying furniture.
  • Show your personality.
  • If you don’t love it, leave it.
  • Scale and proportion are everything.

Want more specific explanations? Read on for more details on the biggest design mistakes you could make.

1. Hanging art too high

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bedroom set Don’t hang things too high. | iStock/Getty Images

Jay Sacher and Suzanne LuGasa, authors of How to Hang a Picture, and Other Essential Lessons for the Stylish Home, offered advice on Today about hanging pictures. “Fifty-seven inches, give or take an inch or two, is about the average sightline for a human being,” Sacher said on Today. “When planning the design of a blank wall, it’s the perfect place to begin — creating an anchor for the viewer’s sight.”

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