I’m an interior designer – a simple mistake when styling the front of your home can make it look cheap and cluttered

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I’m an interior designer – a simple mistake when styling the front of your home can make it look cheap and cluttered

An INTERIOR design expert has exposed the one simple misstep you might be making when decorating that can unintentionally make your home look tacky.

Jaclyn Harper is a professional stylist for HGTV and posted a TikTok video detailing how to keep your home looking stylish and clutter-free.

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Jaclyn Harper is a professional interior designer who posted a TikTok video detailing the simple decorating mistake that can make your home look cheap and clutteredCredit: TikTok/jaclynhdesigns

“This is the biggest design mistake you can make when styling the front of your home,” the designer said in her post.

The one thing to avoid

Jaclyn said, “using accessories that are too small, and using too many of them” is a cardinal sin when it comes to a pleasing home aesthetic.

As an example, she highlighted the exterior of a house, which had several mini flower pots and arrangements, as well as a welcome mat located on either side and in front of the entrance.

Instead, she suggests using fewer and larger items to achieve a more luxurious vibe even before you walk in the front door.

She has received more than 360,000 views and thousands of likes on her to-the-point TikTok video, along with several comments.

Another home expert agreed, but had a caveat. “I totally agree with you! My client often makes a good point though, the larger items cost a lot more money. Which is true…”

Another simply said, “This is so helpful.”

While another joked: “and bigger items are heavy n no fear of them being stolen!”

The Sun also revealed tips from another professional interior designer on three other things that can make your home look cheap.

More tips to ensure your home doesn’t look cluttered or cheap

  • Having loose cords visible is an eyesore and detracts from the polished atmosphere of your room.
  • Sticking your children’s artwork on the fridge might make you feel like a good parent, but it doesn’t do anything for the feel of your home – instead, it just makes it look more cluttered, according to her.
  • Avoid clutter in general by making sure there is room for everything and using a minimalist aesthetic.

And here’s more about how the wrong size rug can detract from the look of your home.

However your home looks – in the end – it’s important to know that when friends or family do come to visit – they come to see you – not inspect your decorating skills.

To classify things in the front of your home, Harper says to avoid using too many things and items that are too small

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To classify things in the front of your home, Harper says to avoid using too many things and items that are too smallCredit: TikTok/jaclynhdesigns
Instead, she says to opt for fewer, larger items to make a bigger impact

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Instead, she says to opt for fewer, larger items to make a bigger impactCredit: TikTok/jaclynhdesigns

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