In today’s world, trends change really fast. Thanks to social networks, blogs, magazines, and television, novelties become popular within a day and lose their appeal after a few months. This happens in many areas, including trends in interior design. In order to create a cozy and original interior that you will enjoy, even after a few years, you should try to avoid these overused tricks.

At Enlighten, we found a few clichés that can do nothing but irritate a person.

Decorating the entire home in the same style


When you try to decorate your entire apartment with a single strict theme, like in a Scandinavian, Bohemian, or minimalist style, you will certainly face several difficulties. It’s not easy to choose furniture and accessories based on rigid frames. Moreover, what will you do with all these lovely trifles and interior details that don’t match the chosen style? Will you throw them away or hide them?

Any stylistic decision will go out of fashion sooner or later, or you will get bored of it, and you’ll have to renovate your home again. Such interiors look great in a magazine, but they are really uncomfortable to live in. This doesn’t mean you should reject the theme you like. You just have to remember that everything is good in moderation.

Always following the rule of 3


There’s a very cliché idea that says if you use a pop of color in a room, it should appear in 3 different places, which is quite a funny thing to suggest! Accents are great when they’re unique. You’ll begin to feel dizzy looking for a cushion, rug, or painting that can all match in color.

A color becomes dominating when there’s too much of it. A bright blue sofa looks nice when it’s the only object in this color. You don’t need to select other accessories that match this hue.

Choosing pastel colors for your walls


There is a common belief that dark colors make a room look smaller. But that’s not exactly right. Saturated colors can add depth to a space if they’re used in the correct way. You should decorate the walls with light elements of decor because empty dark walls won’t make your room look bigger.

Assuming curtains are necessary


It’s a good tool to protect your home from the glances of strangers outside. But if you have a wonderful view from the window and other people can’t physically look inside, you can easily get rid of this accessory. This way, your room will look more spacious and be filled with light.

You can replace curtains with wooden blinds. They won’t go out of fashion anytime soon. And unlike curtains, you won’t need to wash or iron them.

Pairing wallpaper


Wallpaper with a dark pattern at the bottom and a lighter top is long out of fashion. Paired wallpaper follows suit. The combination of different textures and colors can create a bright and unique atmosphere. The main thing is finding a balance between different elements.

Buying furniture sets


On the one hand, a furniture set is a simple and quick solution for room decor. On the other hand, it looks boring and is sometimes quite expensive. You can assemble your own set by choosing elements of different styles.

If you already have a furniture set in your house and it bores you every time you look at it, don’t throw it out. Try breaking up the pieces and relocating them to different rooms. Your space will look much richer.

Pairing furniture pieces