Busted! Don’t Believe These Interior Decorating Myths!

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Busted! Don’t Believe These Interior Decorating Myths

Interior decorators enhance the inner decors, functionality, and beauty of homes. They make the best out of the smallest space, reduce clutter, and help turn houses into homes.

Most people believe that anyone can work on decorating a house as the internet’s endless supply of videos makes everything looks doable. However, this is not the case, and decorating a house is not something to be taken lightly. Along with these videos and DIY articles online, there are a host of misconceptions being circulated about interior decor. Falling prey to these falsehoods could lead you to make some costly decorating mistakes.

To help you steer clear of these misconceptions, Arlene Best Interiors has debunked some of the most widely believed myths about interior decoration.

1. Delivery time is four to six weeks when ordering custom furniture.

This is not true! Manufacturers are no longer stocking, frames and fabrics in bulk like they used to. Now when you are looking to purchase a new sofa or chairs, the delivery timeline is ten to twelve weeks. So if you wish to have new furniture for Christmas, you really should start ordering it no later than end September.

2. When looking to paint, the best way to test out a color is to use a test board.

I find the best solution is to get some paint samples and test them right on the wall. If you use a board, the paint just doesn’t saturate on the board like it would on a wall. If you are debating on the right color, test it on the wall and handle a side by side test.

The existing wall color effects how the paint is read. Colors will appear darker against lighter backgrounds or lighter against darker backgrounds. Be sure to paint large enough swatches at least 12”x12” to get a proper idea of what it would look like. You should always handle two coats to get a true color. It is also important to prime the wall to block out existing wall color.

3. Pick out the accessories before working on the paint

When redecorating, never paint a room before picking out the bedding and window treatment fabrics. Paint is inexpensive, but your bedding and drapery fabrics are not. Further, by choosing your fabrics first, it will be much easier to pick out a paint color later.

If you’re looking for the best at interior decoration, get in touch with Arlene Best Interiors. With almost twenty-five years of experience as an interior decorator, Arlene is the best there is. She works with very flexible budgets allowing people with different housing requirements to avail her services in the Stratford, London and Exeter, Ontario areas.

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