MIS­TAKES

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What are the com­mon fea­tures of an ugly bed­room? Emma Blom­field, in­te­rior stylist at TheHome.com.au, ex­plains. Mess: Clothes on the floor and fur­ni­ture. Tip: Fold clothes and pack them neatly in wardrobes so you aren’t trip­ping over them. Bed Linen: If you haven’t up­dated your bed linen since the Ninja Tur­tles ruled in the ‘90s, you need to re­assess your in­te­rior dec­o­rat­ing skills. Tip: You can’t go wrong with crisp white bed linen or a striped doona cover. Mis­matched cur­tains/doona: If your cur­tains are a flow­ery pais­ley print, don’t choose the same or sim­i­lar pat­tern for the doona. Tip: Re­strict pat­tern to one part of the bed­room, like the bed spread. That way you won’t feel like pass­ing out each time you en­ter the room. Saggy/old pil­lows: Pil­low in­serts should be up­dated ev­ery few years. Your neck and back will thank you and your bed will look softer and plusher for a few ex­tra dol­lars. Out­dated bed frames: The eas­i­est way to date a bed­room is to check the style of bed head. Tip: Up­date with an ensem­ble base and a but­toned bed head. Fur­ni­ture: Too many fur­ni­ture is well one too many ... If the bed­room fur­ni­ture is bulky, or has too much, the room will not only look, but will be clut­tered. Also, it is im­por­tant to re­ally pay at­ten­tion to how it is laid out.

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