One of my nerdy pleasures is to look through real estate listings and ‘redecorate’.
My super analytical brain likes to identify the decor mistakes and correct them.
I’ve noticed that despite paying close to a million dollars for an inner city apartment, people make the same obvious decor mistakes, over and over again.
It’s a weird obsession. This is my therapy…
Crime # 1: pine furniture
Don’t do it!
Solution: Simple, don’t buy pine furniture.
Crime # 2: Beds with no headboard
You’re not a teenager, get a headboard.
Solution: Build your own headboard – it’s actually really easy.
Crime # 3: Cheap small kitchen cupboards
An easy change that can give your home a custom high end look
Solution: Build up the shelves to the ceiling line, or replace with a long line of floating shelves, like this.
Crime # 4: Bachelor pad syndrome
Women don’t find this ‘sexy’
Solution: a few ‘wow/dramatic’ pieces don’t equal style. Layering is best.
It would be sooo easy create a kick-ass space, very inexpensively. Step 1, avoid these mistakes. Step 2, replace these bad habits with new ones (will explore in a later post).