Decorating Sins

When decorating our homes, our choices in style should reflect our tastes, rather than the trends we follow. While there are always exceptions, there are a few things that we feel are simply inexcusable in all cases.

There’s nothing wrong with keeping knickknacks on shelves and tables, especially if they’re souvenirs or art pieces. However keeping a whole wall of them that have no function looks messy and cluttered. Instead, rotate a few pieces in and out so only a few are on your shelf at a time.

Buying an entire set of living room or bedroom furniture leaves your home looking lik483563335-smalle a showroom. Visually, it leaves your room looking monotonous and gives off a vibe that you don’t care much about your own personal style and have let others do the work for you. Mixing furniture fabrics and patterns throughout your décor adds style to your room. Sticking to the same color family when choosing your pieces helps keep your look cohesive.

While real flowers don’t last long, we strongly suggest you avoid keeping fake flowers because they look cheap and will never come close to the beauty of fresh flowers. Instead, opt for a low maintenance plant. It’ll add a pop of life and color to your room without the hassle of tending to them every day.

Finally, while we usually attribute all-white rooms with sophistication, they can also come off as boring, cold and uninviting. Adding small pops of color with accent pieces like pillows or rugs will help break up the monotony of an all-white pallet and add character to a drab layout.

Getting the Most Out of Your Bedroom Space

Sometimes a small bedroom can feel more like a college dorm rather than a peaceful sanctuary. The size of your living quarters may leave you hesitant when it comes to decorating. You are either left with a crowded, overwhelming space or an uninviting, bare room. It’s time to shed some light on your dark little cave and get the most out of your bedroom space with these five simple tips:

De-clutter:

The more items you have in your bedroom the more cramped it will feel. Scan your room and pay attention to how much of the baseboard you see. If there are only small sections where it is visible, it is time to get some of that furniture out. Remove larger piece of furniture from dressers to entertainment centers. When you walk into the room, you want the feeling of space.

Think Wall Space For Floor Space:

Installing floating shelves is a great solution for small spaces. This will allow you to gain storage, maintain floor space and create a modern feel to the room. Stick to shelving that is no more that 12 inches deep, again being space-savey.

Create A Focal Point:

With a small bedroom, your bed will be the focal point. Finding the right bed to solve your space dilemma is simple. Choose a minimalist, clean design. Platform beds with a storage trundle will allow more space and will create the illusion of a taller ceiling, being that it is closer to the ground. Incorporate some feng shui to your room by arranging your bed so that it is facing the door, but not in direct line with it, to create a good flow throughout your room.

Space Appropriate Furniture:

One of the quickest ways to make your space feel small is to have furniture that is bulky or too large for the size of your room. Choose two mandatory pieces of furniture such as a dresser or an armoire. If the space you have been provided doesn’t allow enough room for a dresser, you can easily hang the majority of your clothes and place two small wicker baskets on a shelf in your closet for socks and underwear.

Accentuate and Decorate:

Use splashes of color to accentuate the positive features about your room; this will help dismiss the cramped nature of a small room. A small bedroom can be a battle, but decorating and de-cluttering is a fine weapon. You can make your living quarters a cozy and unique space with these five steps and some imagination!


Creating a soothing atmosphere to relax and unwind from a stressful day is necessary. Your bed is where you begin and end your day. You spend nearly a third of your life there, and it just so happens to be the most essential investment in your bedroom. At Mattresses For Less they have a large selection of name brand mattresses that promote superior sleep and relaxation. The better you sleep at night, the better your health is during the day.