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Open House Recap: Your Decorating Don'ts, Part II

Open House Recap: Your Decorating Don'ts, Part II

For a new CasaSugar feature called Open House, I took some inspiration from Domino's Top 10 Decorating Don'ts and asked you guys to share your biggest no-nos. Thanks to all of you who added your two cents!

There are some great bits of wisdom here — so many that I had to split the recap into two parts. I particularly love this tip from Sweet Adeline: "Do not purchase art for your walls because it matches your present decor. Buy what you like and you will enjoy it forever!" You can read Part I here, and to see the next 10 decorating don'ts,

  • NdHebert: Posters tacked on the wall! Ugh! Frames are 4 bucks at Ikea! Frame those posters!
  • Pgzapf: A big no-no to me is if you have a curio or other place to display items, don't have it so full you cannot see them.
  • 4hboys: No fake plants!
  • SweetDream: Don't sacrifice comfort for looks, because even if it looks nice, you'll hate it if you can't use it.
  • Savy1981: I don't really think leather couches belong anywhere except in offices and shrink rooms.
  • Sugarbecky: Wicker being used indoors.
  • Glam Sugar: Don't copy your mother's style!
  • JH: People who set their table when it's not in use.
  • Delia: I love adding color to walls, but can't stand it when people paint each room a totally different bold color. Do you really need a deep red dining room, a cobalt blue living room and a mustard yellow kitchen?
  • And finally, from Andrea Beckum: Don't pay attention to decorating "don'ts." What's "out" this year may be "in" the next.
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arienne arienne 9 years
Delia, I have to respectfully disagree. I love houses full of color! Of course, some people do it better than others but deep red dining room, a cobalt blue living room and a mustard yellow kitchen could be fantastic. To me, beige walls feel like a model home.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I don't get why leather couches would be bad? we love ours, plus it was free.
Dealist Dealist 9 years
Does Sweet Adeline tip make sense? Why would you decorate in a way you don't like? And why would you by art for such a space? And if it doesn't match, your decorating will look even worse.
Callis-mama Callis-mama 9 years
When I moved in with my husband (then boyfriend) the posters came down and the cool ones worth keeping I framed and rehung as a surprise.
brenababy brenababy 9 years
I agree with Nightwind. This is your home decorate how you wish and what makes you feel comfortable and happy, If you are comforatble and happy so your guests will be too! :)
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
Cestlavie, i do like the the last one the best, but I will check Domino's list since I love that magazine.
chancleta chancleta 9 years
i agree with the poster comment!
ktacce ktacce 9 years
i have an embarassing weak spot for fake flowers - i kill real ones and so to have the funky look i'm all about fake.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
I like the last one the best.
Nightwind Nightwind 9 years
Some of these are all fine and good, but who cares. Its all a matter of opinion and the situation. Maybe someone cant even get a $4 frame, or cant buy new furniture and therefore has wicker indoors, or likes their curios packed. I have fake plants in the basement, there isn't any sun light down there but I like the look of plants. Just do what you feel is right for you, and what you can afford.
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