LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The experts over at Realtypin have all kinds of home renovation and décor advice so that your house can look like something out of a magazine. But, unfortunately, plenty of homeowners make giant mistakes when it comes to their décor. Here are the most common home décor mistakes you'll find floating around in neighborhoods around the country:
1. Too many photos
All of those picture frames clutter up table tops and walls. Besides making your space look smaller, they're also a haven for dust. (And if you're trying to sell your home, they're a surefire way to make sure that potential buyers feel like a guest in your home – which is the exact opposite feeling you're trying to generate!) If you're sentimental about your memories, we don't blame you. However, put out a few select picture frames. Then, stick the rest of your photos in neatly-organized albums that you can pull out and pour over anytime you want.
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2. Turning your living room into cable heaven
We get it… you love your TV, surround sound speakers, Blu-Ray player, and game consoles. However, your living room now looks like a spot where cables go to die. It's not a good look!Keep the cords hidden by neatly arranging them in the first place. You know, by making sure they aren't tied in knots as they go from the back of your TV stand into your power strip. Then, get a cord cover that matches your wall color. Just like that, they're invisible!
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3. Not keeping up with the times
OK, so you don't have the time, the money, or the inclination to update every room of your home every few years when the trends change. That's fine. You can keep your basic pieces of furniture for as long as you want. Luckily, it's easy (and relatively inexpensive) to keep up with the times just by changing your accessories! For example, a new comforter can give new life to your entire bedroom set. Or, new drawer pulls can make your kitchen and bath cabinets instantly look more modern. Or, a new lamp can make that old end table look cool and chic again.
We're all guilty of it at some point, but having clutter is a giant no-no. The more clutter you have around your home, the worse you're going to feel about the entire place. So, no matter how busy you are, take some time to get rid of it – whether it means re-organizing, throwing stuff away, or donating stuff to your favorite charity. It may take some hard work, but in the end, your home will look (and feel!) a whole lot better – all without you having to spend a dime on home décor upgrades!