5 Biggest Interior Design Mistakes That Cheapen Your Home & How To Fix Them

5 Biggest Interior Design Mistakes That Cheapen Your Home & How To Fix Them

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In this video I’ll go through five of the biggest interior design mistakes that will cheapen the look of your home as well as tips and tricks on how to fix them.

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02:10 – Everything Too Small
03:35 – Hanging Curtains Wrong
06:13 – Everything Out On Display
08:07 – Making Everything Match


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  1. Mike Price on January 16, 2023 at 4:26 am

    I want a hanging of Marilyn Monroe & 1 of Floyd Mayweather

  2. 8 Enable on January 16, 2023 at 4:27 am

    nicely done!

  3. Iced khad on January 16, 2023 at 4:28 am

    POV: your a kid and you use these tips for your Toca Boca or bloxburg house 💀

  4. Xaito on January 16, 2023 at 4:29 am

    I’m no expert on good interior design, but I genuinely disliked most of your advice in this vid.

  5. Colbie Winters on January 16, 2023 at 4:30 am

    This had many good points. I am now looking at my rooms differently and seeing I have to "redecorate". LOL. Thanks for pointing these things out!

  6. Principal BCS on January 16, 2023 at 4:31 am

    Excellent….thank you so much. This will really help in organizing my home better once again many thanks

  7. Jessica Latorraca on January 16, 2023 at 4:31 am

    First time here. Love how you spoke calmly, and no pushy music. Even your promotion was low-key. Appreciated!

  8. M. E. on January 16, 2023 at 4:33 am

    In most of these comparisons "after" is just photographed on wide angle with additional lighting for the shoot.
    Your can’t possibly see the real difference like this.

  9. K L on January 16, 2023 at 4:34 am

    This is good stuff — and from a guy, too. Thanks!

  10. Xd.3 on January 16, 2023 at 4:34 am

    Thank you so much! ❤️

    How to get to heaven:

    (You can look up these verses ❤️)
    1- Believe that Jesus is God (John 1:1), (John 1:14) who died on the cross for our sins (2 Corin 5:18), (2 Corin 5:21) and rose again (Acts 3:15), (John 3:18)

    2- know that you are a sinner in need of a saviour and can’t get to heaven by doing good (Ephesians 2:8), (Rom 3:23)

    3- Be sorry for your sins and be willing to stop sinning (1 Corin 6:9-10), (Mat 7:22)

    4- Live for God (John 3:3), (2 Corin 5:17)

    God wants to have a relationship with you as your Father, and He doesn’t want for you to live life trying to be religious

    ‘Choices’ by Billy Graham and the channel ‘Living waters’ on YouTube explain salvation really well.
    God bless ❤️

  11. AlauraJones on January 16, 2023 at 4:34 am

    I like thrifting art that’s super generic like dentist office, hotel room art and then customizing it. Affordable life hack.

  12. Ronja Sebastian on January 16, 2023 at 4:40 am

    Legendary. Thank you so much.

  13. Lonnie Sharp on January 16, 2023 at 4:42 am

    This is superb advice. I wonder about the bedroom with regard to curtains though. It seems like most window in the bedroom are small enough to butt the bed up under it. In this case, I don’t know where the length of the curtain should reach.

  14. Nyaa on January 16, 2023 at 4:42 am

    What’s the app/site name at the beginning that showed up? I always wanted to know one

  15. Erick Delgado on January 16, 2023 at 4:42 am

    This was a great video! I really enjoyed how you kept it simple but provided great information. I have 5 airbnbs and i’m continuing to grow. Trying to learn how to design it myself is a must! I don’t quite have the eye yet and hoping to hone this skill a bit more!

  16. Wait What on January 16, 2023 at 4:46 am

    Idk I find artwork at 0:41 much more unique and appealing than the one at 1:12. I also like how the Paris picture nicely matches with the sofa and pillows. I’ve heard that colors used in artwork should somehow be presented in other objects of the room (not necessarily the same color tone). I am not a designer but based on this principle the room with colorful pictures needs to be colorful, which is not the choice for everyone

  17. Kennedi on January 16, 2023 at 4:46 am

    I really enjoy your personality. I just applied to University for Interior Design and your channel is very easy to follow, useful & calming.

  18. guillermotd on January 16, 2023 at 4:46 am

    Vaya chapa de vídeo

  19. Lenora McGinnis on January 16, 2023 at 4:48 am

    I didn’t know why my coffee table looked so awkward in the space. Thank you for giving me actual size I needed to have instead of just telling the scale needed to be "right". This is real information I can use to get the look I want! Thank you!!!

  20. Susan Roberts on January 16, 2023 at 4:48 am

    I have to laugh at these so-called designers telling the unschooled masses how to decorate their homes. Designers love it when they keep changing "styles"—-in this year and out the next. That means impressionable people will try to follow their lead and change their decor—from kitchens to living rooms and bedrooms. After all, they want you to go out and buy—buy!!!! It doesn’t matter if you like what you already have and are happy with the look. That’s why people believe that somehow because someone is telling them that their decor and furniture is dated they should opt to undertake major changes. And, the funny thing is what goes out eventually comes around once again. Mid-century modern right now is all the rage, yet for decades no one wanted the pieces. Give it a few years and mid-century modern will be out once again. It’s a revolving door in the decorating world—-all to get you to think that you have to spend money because someone tells you your "look" is out. That’s how these designers, furniture companies, home decor places, etc. make money—–they appeal to people who believe they must follow the designer trends and conform to what some person dictates. My advice—-and it’s free (you don’t have to buy a thing here) go with what makes you happy. Don’t fall into the trap of changing your decor at every corner. Buy pieces that you’ll love in the future. Follow you own voice—-you know your house/apartment best—and don’t rely on these so-called design gurus to tell you what to do. You’ll save a lot of money, forge your own style in the process, and show that you’re not afraid to celebrate your own style that’s uniquely yours.

  21. Sagisli on January 16, 2023 at 4:53 am

    Very interesting. Thank you for posting this informative video. A personal pet peeve of mine are puddle drapes, just my opinion, but they look ridiculous.

  22. Kavita Goel on January 16, 2023 at 4:53 am

    Hello, I am looking for ideas to fill blank wall above my sofa. Can you provide some ideas. Thanks

  23. Tom Hobot on January 16, 2023 at 4:54 am

    Really nice video with great ideas, now only if i lived in a house with someone who PUTS AWAY THEIR SHIT after using it, i could actually have a cohesive looking space. I love my parents, but they are chronic hoarders, every space in their house was littered with stuff. I managed to keep my room tidy, but didn´t have a budget to make what i truly wanted. Then i moved into a rental apartment which i also keps neat and tidy, but it was in an old building with old furniture, and i didn´t want to change much because i knew that i wouldn´t be staying there for long. Then finally saved up enough money to build my own house. Yes, build – not buy. My wife and i worked with the architect, meticulously planned every square meter of it, and i thought i can finally have my lifelong dream of living in a nice, curated, cohesive space. I dug foundations, installed plumbing and wires, glued tiles ang floors, plastered and painted walls. Had a woodworker custom make furniture for us.And when we finally moved in, my wife started leaving everything she has just out in the open. Bought some cute mugs – sure, just put it on a shelf next to the other 14 cute mugs. Done crocheting? Leave all the yarn on the kitchen counter, it’s not like anyone would want to make food there. Leave your wallet, keys and bags there to while your’re at it. Finished choosing your jewellery? Leave the box out in the open too. You decided to wear a different coat or shoes today? No, you don’t need to put away the other one, just hang it in the entrance until spring. Or just leave it hanging there indefinitely, because you’ll buy a new coat in the spring anyway, and forget that the old one is still hanging in the entrance under 5 layers of your other coats, vests and jackets. Meanwhile your closet is half empty. And i won’t even start talking about the bathroom with your makeup and skincare mess. Oh, and god forbid i try to to tidy up the rooms, organize it a little, put some of your stuff away into cabinets – nobody is allowed to touch your stuff. And then i’m the messy one because i leave some breadcrumbs on the kitchen floor when making a sandwich. I leave breadcrumbs there, because there’s NO FUCKING SPACE TO MAKE A SANDWICH ON THIS GODDAMN COUNTERTOP!!!

    Sorry, rant over, it was nice to let off some steam. i’ve seriously considered filing for a divorce for the past few months. Or throwing everything that she doesn’t pack away in the trash, and then letting her do the paperwork when she gets mad enough.

  24. igmalt on January 16, 2023 at 4:56 am

    Wait, this guy used exactly same script as youtuber Nick Lewis

  25. Dyl Connaway on January 16, 2023 at 4:57 am

    This is interior decoration, not interior design.

  26. Utkarsh _ on January 16, 2023 at 4:59 am

    That’s one hell of a nice video! Very picturesque schemes chosen to demonstate your poing. And hats off to your genuinity .. laid your heart out with the key elements that go into it.
    Thank you

  27. stereomtl on January 16, 2023 at 5:03 am

    wow, there are so many tips packed in 9 mins here ….great job , subscribed

  28. RatDad on January 16, 2023 at 5:04 am

    At 6:33 does anyone know what this style is called? I know its inspired by midcentury modern but I’m wondering if it’s anything in particular.

  29. Shapur Ikhtaire on January 16, 2023 at 5:04 am

    Great, too much matchy, no one tells like this

  30. Brielle Juliet on January 16, 2023 at 5:05 am

    Loved this

  31. Nessa Lawan on January 16, 2023 at 5:05 am

    How do I deal with windows that are low but want to create a higher feeling with the curtains?

  32. Kvasir on January 16, 2023 at 5:06 am

    Oh I hate the "live love laugh" "artwork" some people have to display that they completely lack personality.

  33. mista on January 16, 2023 at 5:06 am

    biggest mistake is probably being poor

  34. Nancy on January 16, 2023 at 5:06 am

    Really great practical advice on improving decor in any room

  35. The C0untess on January 16, 2023 at 5:08 am

    6:23 how did you catch me?

  36. Michael Frilund on January 16, 2023 at 5:09 am

    Hello from Finland. Audiophiles tend to display their electronics, but having some things hidden is a good idea.

  37. danatmatchvox on January 16, 2023 at 5:09 am

    Please add buy from local artists to the ridiculous idea of only buying online

  38. Richard Grant on January 16, 2023 at 5:11 am

    That’s not interior design, it’s Interior Decoration

  39. Morgan Fleming on January 16, 2023 at 5:12 am

    Thank you for the video! Had a question about curtains. My windowsills are still over 3 feet from the floor. Floor-length curtains seem like they would look silly. How far below the windowsill should I plan to go?

  40. Joan Halcomb on January 16, 2023 at 5:12 am

    Very well done. Thank you. Subscribed.

  41. Andrei Zaharia on January 16, 2023 at 5:13 am

    Where are those bedsides from? 7:35

  42. Jon Hatfield on January 16, 2023 at 5:16 am

    Anyone know where to buy that wood framed sofa at 2:55min ?

  43. Juan Luis Bustamante on January 16, 2023 at 5:17 am

    Nice telepronter

  44. Wendy Cornett on January 16, 2023 at 5:17 am

    I appreciate all the specific measurement tips in this video! These insights really help take the guesswork out of choosing the right size artwork, curtains, etc. Thank you!

  45. Mythili Pitti on January 16, 2023 at 5:19 am

    Beautiful explanation

  46. L G on January 16, 2023 at 5:19 am

    Thanks Reynard great video you sure gave me some ideas where i was def going to make some mistakes.

  47. Kvasir on January 16, 2023 at 5:20 am

    God damn I was so confused for a minute not understanding why you need a rock in your living room and learning that some people buy too small rocks for the space.

  48. Reynard Lowell on January 16, 2023 at 5:20 am

    The first 1,000 people to use the link will get a 1 month free trial of Skillshare: https://skl.sh/reynardlowell08221

  49. Sandra Adams on January 16, 2023 at 5:20 am

    Who are you to tell me how to live in my home. If you don’t like it don’t come in.

  50. Camille Crichlow on January 16, 2023 at 5:23 am

    Very helpful! Especially the measurements

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