The Biggest Mistake Homeowners Make

The Biggest Mistake Homeowners Make

Bought a new home, had an extension or just want to redecorate? Don't rush to decorate... you'll regret it in the long term. It's natural to be excited and feel sudden bursts of motivation to decorate. However, it's important to take a step back and have a look at the bigger picture. This way, rather than filling your space for convenience, you'll curate a home that is timeless and appeals to you day after day, year after year. 

 

1. Take your Time

Although it's tempting to complete your project as soon as possible, taking your time will benefit the finished product more than you can imagine. Gradually establish your style. Watch the colour palette evolve as you add individual pieces. Get a feel for your space as you go on... then, decide what it's lacking in terms of function. Good things come to those who wait. 

2. Quality over Quantity 

As cliché as it sounds, focus on quality rather than quantity. Buying fast furniture is not only bad for the environment but also ends up costing you more in the long run. Why? It's made of poor quality materials, and, like fast fashion, it's trend driven. This means its aesthetic will soon be a thing of the past (and not in a vintage way).

Therefore, we suggest investing in lifetime pieces. Choose things you love, made from materials you can trust. Raft crafts handmade furniture and accessories from natural, sustainable and durable materials to ensure our furniture can stand the test of time.

 

3. Not Everything Has to Match 

Your style is unique to you. Establishing a clear theme is neither realistic, nor favourable. The risk you take when rushing to decorate is finding yourself stuck in a time machine years later. Trends and fads change, meaning that buying all of your furniture, accessories and artwork at once could make your interiors stagnant and outdated. So, just remember that not everything needs to match. Combine styles, textures, prints and colours... whatever speaks to you will make your house a home.