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INTERIOR DESIGN | Common Interior Design Mistakes You're Making and How to Fix Them

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Lacy Christians (1 day ago)
Your place looks boring. The only color available to see is your living room pillows and the plants. If that is your style great but to most they might find it boring. Also, your clock looks a bit off for me personally. I doesn't quite look centered. Also, about hanging certain items the same way at the same height it starts to look cookie cutter, which then looks boring. Then about the furniture placements. It depends on room size and what type of furniture you have. If you put everything in the center it could look cluttered and feeling like you are in a small compact area. Each room should feel big and spacious. That should be the goal of you house, apartment or wherever one might be living.
K DD (2 days ago)
Starts at 1:30 - you’re welcome
Nicole Orth (2 days ago)
What is the 60-30-10 rule? I've looked for the answer in other video's of you'r and I can't seem to figure out what it is.
Ynolas Korhem (3 days ago)
Helpful tips! Thank you for a great video.
J Segal (3 days ago)
What's with the pajama top? Is this a Mormon thing?
Pretty Prudent (4 days ago)
_____________ 4:54 (office chair)
Charlie Day (5 days ago)
My biggest interior design mistake : having a 5$ budget
bronwyn stevens (9 hours ago)
Charlie Day this deserves more likes!!!
Subha Bint Mujtaba (5 days ago)
Same😂
Audrey Bailey (6 days ago)
I have no idea if you’ll ever see this comment but I really want to know where you got your throw pillows from!
Captain Diggler (6 days ago)
You may be Melania's secret sister! ....Good tips
J F (6 days ago)
Too much gray, and no color besides the green plant . The curtains are pressed against the wall behind the headboard also . Not a good look
ann schumacher (7 days ago)
What about rules for having furniture too large for a space?
Demi P (7 days ago)
You should say that these are your rules or tips or hacks, not rules that are universal for people to follow... especially if we’re supposed to “live your style” lol
V T (6 days ago)
Demi P you have chosen to watch her segment so it’s obvious you are hearing HER opinions which are spot on.
saafiiiraa (8 days ago)
Smaller rugs are the bomb and in no way a faux pas.
pups mom (8 days ago)
Where did you link information on the no sew hemming of curtains? Do I have to subscribe to get the tips?
Demise (8 days ago)
I thought you were saying the livid journal until 7:22 when the name came on screen
Freixys Casado (11 days ago)
Can you do a video on how to make your place look cohesive when the furniture is the same color but different shades 😬
Yoitsabelina (11 days ago)
Love this channel!! Getting ready to rent our first apartment and I have been BINGE-WATCHING your videos!! <3
Tiffany Mason (11 days ago)
Common mistakes your making... Asking husband for his opinion or taking his advice for decorations.
ray washington (12 days ago)
Great tips. My husband is redesigning our home and using examples like your ideas and my husband is killing every design. The Washington's
Jackie O (12 days ago)
I make all these mistakes hahaha. I don't like a rug under the table because I generally have children eating at the table. But all great ideas!
Peter Harper (13 days ago)
Awwww My Service dogs name is Svout🙃 Your Scout is cute too🙃
Peter Harper (13 days ago)
With curtains you have to be careful about heating registers!😮No fire hazards please!
Arcturus W (13 days ago)
LOVE this video!!! can you tell me where you purchased the rug under the desk? its gorgeous!!! thanks :) x
Katalina Kovecses (13 days ago)
Can you do one that answers the question of "How do you move in together?" I am finding he doesn't want to get rid of all of his action figures, and captain america wall shield, etc. How do I make these things work with my white and simple minimalist style?
Michelle Porter (14 days ago)
Great tips. I love the sofa. Looks inviting. Can you tell me what brand it is?
Raea (14 days ago)
Had to stop watching because of the constant plugs to the blog/website. One or two plugs I understand but like 7?
yoshang a (14 days ago)
https://youtu.be/3Al0mjeNk7k look at this video, it really is amazing
The Szô Family (15 days ago)
Yay so happy I don’t make any of those mistakes. About time hehe by the way love your place
Matthew Mannes (15 days ago)
Can someone please send me the link to the 60-30-10 rule mentioned in the video??
Judy Morgan (16 days ago)
My Golden Doodle’s name is Scout too!
Donna Bowman (17 days ago)
I know you like white/tan color curtains, but I'm a white and dark blue kinda girl, so I have white with dark blue on the outside.
Nishi Bhatia (17 days ago)
Sharrah As always, an awesome video. Thanks so much for the tips and the links.. Keep up the good work!! 🙏🌸🌻💞🙌
Dopesellsitsself 209 (18 days ago)
Your beautiful 😘
Tessa Devereaux (19 days ago)
Too much waffle. Very irritating!
Dee Dee Snow (19 days ago)
Shuuuut uuuup!
Peach (19 days ago)
Great video but I rolled my eyes so many times. You're trying way too hard to be quirky.
Janice Nungaray (20 days ago)
This is an awesome video, great tips but I gotta say it, there is a difference between Interior Design and Interior Decor.. Interior Design does have something to do with the decor but it is not the same. Interior Design is the designing or a room or building (aka the walls, flooring, elevations etc.) while Interior Decor is what you are talking about. I just say because I am in school for Interior Design and when I saw the "Interior Design do's and dont's" I thought it was a video about the rules and codes that needed to be followed when designing the inside of a home. But this is a great video of Interior Decor :)
Bienville25 (20 days ago)
She's dressed like she just woke up from a night of hot sex and threw on the guy's shirt to shoot a Youtube video.
gail wood (20 days ago)
on the left of the side of the cow picture tuck the electric cord under the frame ; that way your eye will not take away
Edna Constante (23 days ago)
great tips!!
wizardkidR1 (27 days ago)
I just clicked on this video because; damn Becky here is FINE👌🏽 Also, great tips!
Daniel Iles (27 days ago)
Not putting furniture up against walls is such a good tip! Now I just need to walk around all the furniture in the middle of my living room haha
I thought this was kinda dumb, not to mention where i live is a whole lot of narrow spaces. They always assume you have 20 x 30 foot rooms and 75k budgets.
Natalia Bacchus (28 days ago)
Guilty of not hanging my curtains near the ceiling! It really does make a room look taller, and better overall.
I’ve got two issues. Our ceilings are 120” high and it’s almost impossible to find curtains that long at an affordable price. Also I want blackout curtains, we have a historic home, so the windows do not have room for a blackout shade. I need blackout because I get migraines. Oh and the windows are not centered behind the bed, so I need to have curtains that span the length of the wall behind the bed. The struggle is real. Any suggestions?
Shante (1 month ago)
Kitchen rugs.. are they solely for the kitchen or can you buy any type of rug for under the table?
Doomaga Games (1 month ago)
Holy shit, 1.5 mins to actually start it.
C_Mick (1 month ago)
I love the production/quality of your videos! What camera are you using?
Wendy Johnson (1 month ago)
Like your style’ Please share where you purchased the dining set in this video. Love it!
DESIGN UNIVERS (1 month ago)
Looks beautiful...
Tanya Onysko (1 month ago)
ThankYOU, Sweetheart 💖!
Rahaf Ismail (1 month ago)
Where is your top from?! Super cute!
Debie Dove (1 month ago)
I enjoy your videos and the education...a lot of things I never learned to make a house , not just a home, but something I’m proud of ! And just my opinion but, I see a lot of petty jealousy & just ugliness from commenters who should just go & start their own channel or maybe trying to poach viewers?? Sad substitute for hard work & really reveals who they are as a person. I would not go look at them for that reason alone. Love you and your Mom’s stuff! So excited about your upcoming move!! Best wishes ⭕️❌
Apurva Yadav (1 month ago)
Your home is white and grey That’s the safest option No creativity
Tanya Onysko (1 month ago)
EVERY1 has the right to their own personal taste & style. Neutrals are NOT my Faves, HOWEVER they help calm things down. & if or when a soldier comes back from a WAR, having the furniture against the wall may be the best option in order to help them feel comfortable. This Gal has her own personal info. to share. Do NOT be SO quick to diss HER.
SHERRY Dropauer (1 month ago)
Excellent
HEMA SAINI (1 month ago)
U got a subscriber 🤗
Apdorafa (1 month ago)
Great tips and I agree with all of them. I've always had curtains that cover the whole wall top to bottom and they look really fancy...as far as the rug is concerned that's totally true...I think the bigger the better and I don't mind cleaning it, I want my house to look nice and I won't be LAZY about it. Thanx.
Fenna Koedooder (1 month ago)
thanks for the tips !
Anna Miser (1 month ago)
If your windows have trim and crown molding on top of your window, then shouldn’t your curtains be hung inside your window, or what should I do?
Sabrina Parker (1 month ago)
I'm stuck with a $2K matchy-matchy bedroom set I bought a few years ago... ughhh. It's like wearing a matchy-matchy outfit everyday. Young people, learn from me... invest in timeless pieces that are neutral.
J Segal (3 days ago)
The only thing i buy in sets is dining chairs. Maybe you can split up the set or even sell parts of it.
Sabrina Parker (7 days ago)
Yall are so rght... Imma try my hand at painting it. And if that doesn't work, Imma sell what I can. Fingers crossed. Wish me luck.
Paint it. Who cares? Like what YOU like.
S G (12 days ago)
Did you consider DIY the furniture to look different? That may have been an option
jordania moore (1 month ago)
Can you sell pieces on Craigslist or FB Marketplace and use the money to find something else? Maybe even strip and refinish with paint or stain?
BLUE WATER PINES (1 month ago)
If you have very low mid-century furnishings,higher curtains will not work.also one should have very filled gallery walls,or one piece.Just because there are walls does not mean it needs to be covered.ugh,furniture sets,agree.The biggest rule I believe is to not follow trends,unless you have a vastly overflowing disposable income.Identifying what your true style is and being able to live with pieces for a lifetime is wise.i would refurbish every year and regret this.Being eclectic and talented in design does not mean you can keep redesigning.Using your best bigger pieces and learning how to create your own accessories and decor can save thousands.your space is very natural and light,without alot going on.i like that.
Joyus Sohl (1 month ago)
It takes ego to do this. You have to think that people want to look at you (and she is beautiful) and that you have something to say that they will listen to. But competition is always increasing and the ones who get to the point have learned a valuable technique. I finally clicked away for this very disorganized video. “Ain’t nobody got time for this” .
Kathy Blake (1 month ago)
Looking for link for no sew curtain hems?
heidybsu sosa (1 month ago)
Matching furniture😁
Straw Baby (1 month ago)
How can I work with an blue walled room? I am renting, and my bedroom came blue. I've tried to keep all furniture and additions light greys and whites, with some dark green plants in the room. However, the blue is quite distracting as it doesn't match the yellow-orange wood of the floors! Thanks
Bismillah Arif (1 month ago)
I like how u explain . Thank you for sharing the useful tips
Cinematic Addict (1 month ago)
It looks really nice but the room is to small to have the couch off the wall it makes it appear cramped but it still looks nice just cramped lol
Joyce Smith (1 month ago)
What about boho style. Measurements ,
NINTENDAWN (1 month ago)
The top mistake I see people make is putting the TV too high. It's interesting how so many people do this, but a TV should always be at eye level when sitting. Otherwise, you will suffer from neck strain. Now I understand that space can be limited for some people and the only place they can put it is above the TV. However, this brings another issue. The heat of the fireplace can potentially damage the electronics of the TV, drastically reducing it's lifespan.
nicolprofittkh (1 month ago)
Was that a molekule air filter I spotted?
Gabriel San Miguel (1 month ago)
I thought I was crazy for wanting to put a rug in my kitchen
Doyin M (1 month ago)
Video starts at 1:30... too much blabbing!
Mayya . Artist (1 month ago)
Great informations I bought new artwork and rug And moved to a neither apart then I realized The rug and the art work are small comparing to the new space ... But I didn’t fix it yet Great tips
多伦多地产余浩 (1 month ago)
She is beautiful
Josepha Guillaume (1 month ago)
Never have I ever... made one of those mistakes. However I have beautiful 100 year old floors and very defined spaces so I threw all my rugs out. So easy to keep clean now, ah!
Sumida Ryogoku (1 month ago)
Nope. Sorry. Never done them coz I have an amazing interior designer.
Elizabeth K (1 month ago)
Stop saying GUYS. Doubt most of your viewers Ste guys
M.Yudhi. S (1 month ago)
Hi, are you single?
Simi Raj (1 month ago)
Can I ask if a long dark blue sofa would go with a turquoise blue cuddler .I feel there no such right or wrong if it compliments each other
nina1608 (1 month ago)
I hate curtains. Also don't like rugs.
M b (1 month ago)
I hate curtains. Bye.
Kat Marie (1 month ago)
Tip number 1. Stop repeating yourself. Tip number 2. Your voice is fucking irritating.
Rome (1 month ago)
Too much talking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! get to the point!!!!
Tessa Thomas (1 month ago)
Hmm.... I dont like this.... she calls some things mistakes, but they are often a matter of personal preference. Also, why babble.... and moving her hands & arms.... so distracting - sorry, not for me.
E S (1 month ago)
You can only float furniture off the walls is if you have a big room
jylbek71 (1 month ago)
What’s up w all vloggers saying You guys in almost every sentence. Plz stop, it’s annoying.
Patti Neal (1 month ago)
The "mistake" I see most often is artwork that is hung too low/high, or really small framed artwork on a large wall space.....all alone..... It makes the artwork look even smaller and you can't help but think more stuff needs to be on that wall. Unfortunately, another "mistake" I see is people hanging one piece of art alongside another all …. around.....the room.
Trudi Perret (1 month ago)
Where is your shirt from? I love it.
Sumida Ryogoku (1 month ago)
From the store.
Pip (1 month ago)
Did you really refer to making a decorating error as being a Victim?? This kind of ignorance is beyond. Get a dictionary, learn the meaning of words.
Whitney Reimann (1 month ago)
Your shirt is a mistake and I only watched 10 seconds
Ms. G (1 month ago)
Great video! Where did you get the wall clock?
smileandlaughs (1 month ago)
Skipping to 1:30 to avoid all the useless babble.
Dan Nicolay (9 days ago)
+Rebecca took me two minutes to get here... I think I'm doing it wrong
Rebecca (18 days ago)
Lolz. I was already 1:19 in when I saw this comment. That should teach me to read the comments first.
Victoria Eiland (20 days ago)
smileandlaughs thank you! I’m tired of babble. I really want to tell every “influencer” to get to the point of their video within 30 seconds!!
De Harris (1 month ago)
smileandlaughs ty
Maribel Guevara Gómez (1 month ago)
An hero.
c d (1 month ago)
My pet hides behind the curtains and I have fur, fur, fur, all over. I agree that it does look better but not practical for my lifestyle.
cynthia reynolds (1 month ago)
I think all of this is common knowledge, but I think people should decorate their home in a personal way that makes them happy.
Danielle Argent (1 month ago)
I need help. I want to style my living room so it's a more inviting, stylish space.. but my other half will not budge on the big ugly lazy boy leather couch set... Sigh. How can I style the rest of the room so everything looks cohesive ???
Jordan Michel (1 month ago)
What would you suggest doing when renting, my room has a really ugly blue carpet and before we move in i want to figure out how to decorate with maybe a area rug thats not too obnoxious on top of the blue carpet.. can you do a video on decorated carpet on carpet
MamaDoesIt (1 month ago)
"Scornched" together?! Lol! ❤
Becca L (1 month ago)
I had a house was high ceilings, so I need curtains that have to be 98inch long, it's so expensive if you go other stores to buy this length. So I got a pair from Ikea for only $29 (now it's around $34) and very good material, love Ikea curtains! I always made mistakes on #2, I sometimes so implusive bought few funitures, then realize they are either wrong sizes or wrong color, then I have to stick with them because they won't sell too much or nobody buys them! =( Also any tips on how to organize your indoor plants? I also bought bunch of plants, but I don't have space for them, so they all cluttered in one area, don't look nice! Any tips on how to get rid of furnitures/wall decor/home decor they no long are needed? It's so hard to sell them online sometimes, seem like wasting money just to donate them....
Hilary Price (1 month ago)
I disagree on the curtains. They looked super weird that far away from the window. That's not how they're meant to be hung. Yeah I guess technically it does "elongate" the room but that doesn't mean it looks good. Are you sure you went to school for this?
tom mondalo (1 month ago)
I don't know about the plain curtain cause Mr.kate uses those kind of curtain
tom mondalo (1 month ago)
1 mistake in your room -Never hang curtains above your headboard
tom mondalo (1 month ago)
Because there's no window

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