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September is synonymous of back-to-school, renewal desires and a bit of a whirlwind energy at work. In short, we can say without a doubt that it is a month that keeps us on our toes! The temperature slowly cools, which makes it the ideal time to refresh your home decor. Smart Tiles made a Top 10 list of small mistakes that will spoil all the efforts to improve your kitchen.

 

1- Not giving enough importance to the lighting and backsplash

 

In the kitchen, light is more than important. A badly lit room is less functional, seems smaller and does not show its full potential. The same goes for the backsplash. A well-lit work plan is an important tool to revamp a kitchen and to work more efficiently, but also to give the illusion of a brighter and larger kitchen.

 

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2- Too many textures or colours

 

With the vast number of styles and textures available on the market, not overdoing it becomes a real challenge. It is too easy to succumb to several favourites like wood, marble or tiles, and to mix them all together with bad results! Choosing is not your strength?

 

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3- Leaving your small electros out

Coffee machines, toasters, blenders… modern kitchen tools can easily become invasive! Unless you find the perfect shaded toaster that matches your decor, you better make a habit of storing them when you are done using them! Your kitchen will only be cleaner and breathe better.

 

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4- Refraining from colours

 

Blue seems frightening to you? Don’t panic! Contrary to what one might think, a brighter or more vibrant colour to emphasize a room makes all the difference. An accessory, a painting, curtains… the possibilities are endless! Tame the colours quietly, you will not regret it.

 

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5- Cluttered room

 

Family memories and knick-knacks can easily smother a room. Why not go around the house and get rid of everything that has not been of any use in the past year? If it’s too difficult, you can also use the Konmari technique, which will be a valuable tool in your war against the superfluous.

 

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6- Keeping items you hate

 

You have a burning hatred for the table in your kitchen that your mother-in-law gave you two Christmases ago, yet you keep it? Although we admire your strength of character, you’re not doing yourself any favours. Furniture, lamps, accessories… anything you don’t like should be given away or thrown in the trash! Better to have less and be comfortable than more and not liking it.

 

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7- Poorly evaluating the activity areas of the kitchen

 

The activity areas of a kitchen are important. Worktop, sink, and storage are these three locations that require some distance and fluidity and which, in the best of worlds, should form a triangle. Be sure to make distinct divisions, not only for hygiene purposes, but also for practicality. The whole family will thank you.

 

8- Not enough storage

 

Rather similar to mistake number 5, the lack of storage becomes problematic if you prefer uncluttered environments. If your home or apartment lacks places to store your items, then wardrobes, shelves in the pantry and shelves on the walls will become your best allies!

 

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9- Basing all your decisions on the wall colours

 

Basing the entire style of a room on the colour of the walls can often prove problematic. A decor should be an ambiance, a finished look, rather than just a colour. Take the time to plan all the new elements of a room, and then choose the paint to combine all your choices!

 

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10- Mixing genres

 

Yes, we know, contemporary rustic is very popular these days. Succeeding at a decor that includes several different styles requires a lot of expertise and a natural talent for design. If you risk this kind of makeover, don’t forget our advice. In the end, moderation always wins!

 

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