I’m an interior design pro – you make your bedroom look cheap with 10 design sins, here’s what to do instead

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ALTHOUGH your bedroom is one of the most hidden rooms in your home, it’s worth sprucing up more than you think.

An interior design professional claimed that there are 10 design sins you most likely commit and explained how you should fix them to make your space look more expensive.

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Arvin Olano discusses 10 design sins that make your bedroom look cheapCredit: YouTube/Arvin Olano
For each sin, he suggests what to do instead

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For each sin, he suggests what to do insteadCredit: Getty

YouTube’s Arvin Olano is known as a design guru by his subscribers.

From styling shelves to finding affordable decor that looks luxurious, Arvin can do it all.

In a recent videoit covers 10 design sins that make your bedroom look cheap and what to do instead.

“Nobody asked, but in today’s video, I’m sharing 10 things you should stop doing in your bedroom,” he says.

A TikTok quarantine trend is the first mistake you can make.

While it might have been a great way to pass the time in lockdown, Arvin doesn’t think accent walls look as good as you think.

“So I don’t know who gave you this idea, but you were tricked into thinking you needed a splash of color on your walls,” he explains.

“There’s nothing worse than an accent wall in the bedroom where it feels super scrappy.”

Arvin says it’s okay to want a pop of color in your bedroom, but you shouldn’t stop at just one wall.

You can add accessories and fabrics of different shades of this color.

However, you should never use the color red in your bedroom.

“Unless you want your room to look like a brothel, red is not going to be the color to put in your room,” he says.

“You are sending the wrong message.”

The next step is tufting.

Never add a pop of color on just one accent wall and stop adding red to the room

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Never add a pop of color on just one accent wall and stop adding red to the roomCredit: YouTube/Arvin Olano
Your upholstered headboards are tacky, classic, and the simpler ones look better

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Your upholstered headboards are tacky, classic, and the simpler ones look betterCredit: Getty

“When everything is tufted, it can quickly feel stale,” he admits.

This includes upholstered furniture, linens, blankets and chairs.

Instead, replace your tufted headboard with a classic, timeless headboard.

“Stop buying bedroom furniture sets,” he continues.

Mixing and matching the pieces will best suit your personality and style.

Don’t match your bedroom perfectly with a catalog photo, and don’t buy a headboard that’s too high.

Rather than buying bedroom sets, mix and match furniture

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Rather than buying bedroom sets, mix and match furnitureCredit: YouTube/Arvin Olano

“It’s a horror,” says Arvin.

“The next thing you should stop doing in your bedroom is introducing too many patterns.”

If you like patterns, it is essential that you mix the patterns precisely.

Arvin urges you to choose a large print first.

Then choose a few smaller ones with the same colors.

It’s also easy to clutter your bed with pillows, but Arvin says you shouldn’t.

“Make sure your pillow size goes down,” he explains.

Your bed should always have volume; it should never be flat.

“Nothing says a cheap bedroom like a flat bed. You want to add those bulky textiles through your duvet or duvet,” he urges viewers.

Additional seats help to “elevate the experience”.

Finally, floating bedside tables must go.

“These remind me of a really sketchy hotel where they cut corners. Instead of getting a piece of furniture, they got a piece of plywood… Looks like you went for the budget,” he admits.

Classic bedside tables are much more practical for design.

One viewer suggested, “Burnt orange can be a good substitute for reds in the bedroom. It pairs well with creams, greens and blues.”

Another person wrote, “I’m so glad to hear an expert tell me not to buy a bedroom set!!! My mom keeps telling me it’s a must but I have no interest!!!!”

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