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Avoid Design Disasters!


Window treatment scale

Window treatments done right! Photo from Coco + Kelley via David Collins, who sadly passed away.

Window treatment mistakes

Either they didn’t order enough fabric or fell into the short curtain trap! Photo via Artistry Interiors, LLC.

Mistakes in interior design can be extremely costly, which is why in the long run hiring an interior designer can actually be a cost-effective option. Even the most well thought out plans occasionally go wrong and a professional has the experience to deal with the unexpected and remedy issues quickly. I ran across an excellent article on Huffington Post that outlines how to dodge common pitfalls and stay away from just plain design don’ts. Take a look at “How to Avoid Decorating Disasters.”


Author: Ella Design Group

Ella Design Group is a boutique interior design firm helping clients express their own unique story, one design at a time.

4 thoughts on “Avoid Design Disasters!

  1. Job well done on that first picture. The curtains are gorgeous.

  2. Ha!! I made that horrible mistake in my home. I ordered curtains that were way too short. They are so noticeable as it’s the first thing you see as you walk in the door. Your post just reminded me how quickly I need to replace them!

    • Sometimes it’s just trial and error. It’s always disappointing when a plan doesn’t work, but at least you know what to look for next time. Thanks so much for reading and commenting and good luck with your new curtains!

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