Decorating Don'ts: Designers Share War Stories and Solutions

See what HGTV designers say are the worst faux pas, and get tips for fixing them.

Don't Match Everything

Designers see it all, from homeowners who just need a little decorating guidance to others who require major help. We can learn a lot from the latter, especially what not to do. What are the biggest decorating don'ts? We asked the pros.

Angelo Surmelis, lifestyle guy and host of HGTV’s Rate My Space, says, “For me, the biggest don’t is when everything feels too matchy-matchy. As if everything came from the same store at the same time. There’s no personality or individual expression in a room like that.”

Go to the next page to see Angelo’s solution.

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