Home decorator shares home improvement mistakes to avoid


The excitement of renovating can get overwhelming, leading to project fatigue and decision exhaustion, says Juliana Oliveira, don’t waste your time or money.

DALLAS – Interior design experts say the home improvement craze will continue until 2022.

Interior designer Juliana Oliveira from Beyond interior design shares top home trends and five mistakes homeowners often make when updating their home’s aesthetic.

Oliveira told Daybreak Anchor Kara Sewell to expect to see more tactile materials in the New Year, including wood, plaster, clay, and finishes with textures from nature.

Then she said to look for welcoming furniture with curves, bright colors and warm moods; it’s like your house is hugging you.

“I think the first thing I would recommend is changing the fixtures, the fixtures, it’s instant gratification; it changes the whole atmosphere of the space. You don’t necessarily need an electrician to change a light fixture, ”Oliveira said.

Oliveira also suggests creating an accent wall with peel-and-stick wallpaper as a modest overhaul that has a big impact.

Supply chain issues and labor shortages have made interior designers experts in logistics, making Oliveira’s list of common renovation mistakes all the more important.

First, “Plan, order everything, know what to expect, know there will be delays, wait for everything to start happening before you demo,” Oliveira said.

Second, “Know what you’re going to do ahead of time. It’s very easy to get caught up in a project and make decisions as you go. The decisions you make today affect what will happen tomorrow and when you do a renovation it’s not just you, ”said Oliveira.

Third, “It really helps to have everything on hand before you start, traders are so much faster and more efficient when they have all the material,” Oliveira said.

Fourth, Oliveira reminds people to be prepared for unexpected problems and mistakes, and to add buffers around your deadline.

And fifth, consider hiring a professional, general contractors, and designers. They can help resolve issues faster because of their experience and perspective.

“Whenever you don’t have clear plans for your project and you don’t know where you are going or you don’t have someone in charge of the whole project, then you don’t know who to look for. answers. I’ve been on a lot of different projects where people get us involved because they got stuck in a situation like this, ”Oliveira said.

The enthusiasm for the renovation can become overwhelming, leading to project fatigue and decision exhaustion, said Oliveira, don’t waste your time or money.


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