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In the dictionary, "tacky" is defined as that "which is considered to be in bad taste or lack refinement."

While it is widely used in different situations, it is a word very relative, since, in fact, "tacky" is not a universal concept and is far from unanimous.

You must have heard, for example, to have a penguin on top of the refrigerator is tacky. And perhaps even agree to it! But probably the person who decided to have the house object, like him for some reason.

Well: taste is taste. And everyone should have the freedom to decorate your home using the items you find most interesting. It is, after all, an object or one that will have the "power" to make a totally tacky home, but rather some mistaken attitudes.

You must be wondering "what kind of attitude?". And the answer is, attitudes which, in brief, are related to exaggeration and showing that the environment in which you live does not suit your style / personality.

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Thinking about it, below you can see some things that might make your home tacky and / or without own style and that, therefore, it is suggested to be avoided.

1. Want to copy someone's home

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We saw the decoration of a famous apartment in the magazine leaves and liked ?! Or, he entered the house of his neighbors and found the beautiful environment? Great. But that does not mean you should want to apply the same decor in your home.

"Copy that found beautiful in the magazine or decorating shows, for example, but not able to apply to your space - which in most cases will be quite different from the one you are copying - is a big mistake," says the designer Malu Goraieb interior.

Graziella Aguiar, architect and consultant Master House Maintenance and Remodeling, points out that the biggest mistake that people can commit the time to decorate is to follow a style or a concept that does not fit your reality. "Not everything that works in a residence, work for another. Use the neighbor's decor or the novel as a reference is great. But the copy will not work because the measures are different, as are the people and the reality that live there, "he says.

"It is important to be loyal to your needs and personal tastes. One thing is only considered tacky when it does not reflect the reality of who is benefiting. Once the style set, it is easy to combine colors and fabrics inside, bringing the expected stabilization of the environment, "adds the architect.

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2. Decorate using random items that do not harmonize among them

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"I often say to clients of the Master House that the decor is like choosing an outfit. Do you think at the time, in comfort and visual to define its 'Look of the Day'. The decor is the same, "said Graziella.

"When using random pieces without planning, there may be a visual pollution or even a flow with obstacles. The person often end up spending even more than if he had planned everything to a satisfactory result, "says the architect.

Some people, for example, like to put blanket on the couch. Graziella explains that the best way to use it is, of course, find a tone that it is harmonious with the sofa and other decor items. "It need not be exactly the same shade of the couch, but something must match the room as a whole. A well-chosen accent color always end up having a nice effect, "he says.

3. Exaggerate the colors

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Wall color, another sofa; floor in a tone and furniture in another ... Sometimes it takes careful not to overdo the use of colors.

"You have to follow a train of thought. Think carefully. Color is where most people do incorrectly, it is often not possible to imagine many combinations. It is important to compare the samples of all color materials that will be used, think about the floor of the tone, in the ambient light type, with caution, "said Graziella.

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4. Exaggerate the use of carpets

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The carpets are interesting items in the decor. Malu explains that they tend to provide greater comfort to the environment, but they should be chosen according to the flow and that there will be movement in space.

When choosing the carpet, Malu explained that we must take to tell what will be the use of it:

Persian carpets decorative type: fill the decoration giving color and life. They make up and are usually the center of attention. Ideal for entrance halls, living rooms and bedrooms.

Non-slip mats: protect the occupant of a slippery floor. Generally are there to help and not to decorate, so do not need to be the center of attention. Ideal for bathrooms and corridors.

Carpets more peludinhos: They are ideal for TV rooms and rooms where children and adults who like to sit on the floor can be at ease. These carpets harmonize very well when they have neutral colors or a single color. Great when allergy.

Carpet fiber and sisal rugs: They are great for large circulation areas. They tend to leave more rustic environment. Ideal for the beach.

Leather Rugs: They are wildcard parts and tend to leave the most sophisticated environments. The hair and the touch may vary both the combination that the carpet becomes versatile, going from rustic to modern.

"The rule to harmonize the carpets with the decor is: balance. Colors or the environment, or color the carpet. Just be careful not to overdo it and leave the heavily loaded information environment. Less is more, "says interior designer.

5. Exaggerate on your frame of use

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Malu highlights that picture frame is a very personal item. "There are those who enjoy, and have people consider tacky," she says. "Just as we must be careful not to overdo it in the prints, we must be careful not to overdo the amount of pictures," he adds.

The interior designer explains that sometimes a picture frame, with a beautiful photo, color or black and white, may value more the environment and the very picture than a dozen frame.

"It's interesting to see the frame as a work of art in a gallery, where a piece tends to be more valued when alone than when exposed too close to others. Unless they have something in common, like the color, it will give a sense of uniformity to the context, "said Malu.

6. Do not harmonize vases and flowers

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Malu stresses that pots and flowers always bring life to the environment. "But as picture frames, paintings and posters, it's cool that they have harmony in colors," he says.

The interior designer explains that a colorful flower stands out in a neutral vessel; while neutral flowers stand out in colorful pots. "It is a matter of harmony and visual balance," he says.

7. Place frames anywhere in the house

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There is no harm in putting tables in the house. On the contrary. But it is always interesting to think about what location they will be placed.

Graziella points out that in general decorations should always be connected to the personal taste of the residents. "Pictures often tell stories, pass certain message on the personal tastes of the person, their history and way of life. The amount is relative. Depends on the style of the decor and the resident "he says.

"What always cherish is that the frames are placed in accordance with a correct light and height to be properly appreciated," adds architect.

8. Try to show that you are not

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The problem is not in place an item or other you find legal in your home decor. Brega is even use your home to prove to be one who, in fact, you are not to impress / please others.

If you do not care much for television, for example, you do not need to spend money to buy that latest TV only to display it in the room (since you receive visits frequently and think they will notice it).

If you do not have the custom to drink wine, you do not have to worry about buying a nice winery equal to what you saw, for example, at the home of a friend ...

These are just a few examples to show that you should not buy, or not to buy, and not change anything in your home decor to please the people who visit your home (although these are people for whom you have great affection and respect) .

After all, who lives in the home is you! And there's nothing better taste than to be authentic, than to respect who you are.

What to take into account when decorating your home

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But, after all, to take into account when decorating? Not even need to worry about the trends and opinions of others?

Graziella explains that the first thing to be considered is what you expect from the environment, "which its purpose, its functionality, which activities you want to run every part of it."

"After answering these questions, it is important to think about the taste of those who most will attend those environments: the residents. One must take into account the personal tastes and especially dislikes. It is important not to take home something you do not like, "says the architect.

Graziella points out that trends serve to suggest, not to impose! "If within the personal taste and environmental functionality, the trend fit, great. But it should not be something limiter "he explains. "The important thing is always the well-being of those who will attend the rooms of the house," he concludes.

Why rely on the help of a professional's time to decorate

To avoid small "slips" in the decoration of a house, the best way is always count on the guidance of a (a) professional.

"Professional good to see beyond aesthetics, is concerned with form, with the content and with space. Directs the customer and helps you organize your choices. Transmits through the project ideas to the client in a harmonious and ergonomic shape, thus enhancing the interior design, "concludes Malu Goraieb.

So if you can rely on a professional to help with the decor, great. If you can not, okay, remember that your home should have its face (and other residents). Magazines, decorating shows, the home of friends etc. They serve as inspiration, but never definitely dictate what you should use or not in their environments!