Decorating is a process, and there will undoubtedly be hits and misses — but you don't have to learn every interior design lesson the hard way. Save yourself some heartache and dollars by avoiding these regrettable decorating disasters.
Painting Without Testing the Color First
You see a color you like so you buy it and start painting your walls, right? Wrong! Colors can look completely different on your wall than they do on the paint chip. Painting swatches on your wall and seeing how they look in different light might postpone your paint job by a week or two, but it will save you so much frustration down the road.
Buying a Shag Rug
With their plush pile and cozy-chic demeanor, shag rugs, like on-trend flokatis, are easy to fall for. The…