Five Home Decor Mistakes That Could Make You Undatable This Valentine’s Day, Experts Say

COULD the way you decorate your home be a huge red flag for that special someone?

As Valentine’s Day approaches, an expert reveals the home design mistakes you’re making that are scaring your date.


Home decor experts recommend paying attention to the small details, like making sure your bathroom sets match.Credit: Getty
Keep your houseplants healthy to show your date that you know how to take care of others


Keep your houseplants healthy to show your date that you know how to take care of othersCredit: Getty

The style of your home can say a lot about your personality and could easily end up giving your date “disgust,” according to luxury bed company Crafted Beds.

Many don’t realize that their decorative choices can send a big message about you as a person.

Who would want to date someone with dead houseplants, showing their lack of caring for others?

And not to mention those with mismatched bathroom sets are basically screaming “I don’t pay attention to detail.”

So before you invite your date, check your home for five furnishing faux pas you need to avoid to make an impression on Valentine’s Day.


Small details can bring the whole room together.

Uncoordinated and mismatched ensembles give off an erratic vibe, making you look a little chaotic.

A clear toothbrush holder and gray pop-up laundry hamper might have done you good in college days (hey, at least it showed you knew how to do your laundry, didn’t it ?) but matching the small elements with the overall style of the bedroom shows your potential partner that you pay great attention to detail (and that you’ll never need their help choosing an outfit).


Having indoor plants indicates that you are a caring person and are able to meet the needs of others.

If your loved one walks into a pile of dead plants, they’re going to assume you’re a little too self-centered to take time for other people.

Don’t waste your chances because you forgot to water your Pothos.

If anything, use fake plants to decorate your home as they don’t need any attention, or better yet, just throw away the dead plants before your date arrives.


Bare walls and shelves will tell your date everything he needs to know.

Either you’re bland and boring, or you just don’t care enough about making your space feel good.

Either way, they’ll probably lose interest before you’ve even had a chance to speak.

Instead, let your personality shine through with a bold feature wall, a bloom of quirky patterns, or a display of your favorite prints.

Whether it’s movie posters, vinyl scraps, abstract designs or family photos, your walls can tell a story about you rather than scaring your date.

Not to mention that the photo of your trip to Spain or the poster of your favorite concert last summer will help spark all kinds of conversations.


If you work from home and set up your office right in the middle of your living space, you’re implying that you have trouble creating boundaries between work and personal life.

You want to show that you know how to prioritize your personal life and that you can keep your professional life at work.

If you have the space, be sure to clearly designate a living area and a work area by setting up a home office or creating an office nook with partitions.

If you’re short on space, put away your laptop and unsightly cables and replace them with something a little more welcoming, like candles or coffee table books.


Without at least one full-length mirror, your date might think you don’t care how you look.

Checking the mirror before you leave the house is a no-brainer, so without one you could leave up in debate how much you value your appearance and personal image.

To take your home to the next level, design experts have revealed the easiest DIY tricks, such as finding furniture on buy-and-sell sites or updating your interior’s crown molding.

Let your personality shine through with fun wall decor


Let your personality shine through with fun wall decorCredit: Getty
The office space will show you how to balance work and private life


The office space will show you how to balance work and private lifeCredit: Getty
Having a full-length mirror shows you care about your appearance


Having a full-length mirror shows you care about your appearanceCredit: Getty
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