Hughes: Taarabt must learn
QPR are currently languishing in the relegation zone after slipping to a fourth defeat in five league matches, leaving them a point adrift of safety.
Taarabt, 22, has struggled to replicate his inspired form of last season's title-winning Championship campaign when he netted 19 goals, but Hughes is hopeful he can still prove a valuable asset for the team as they prepare to host Liverpool next week.
"I have no problem with players having confidence trying to affect the game in their own way - either in their own half or the other half," Hughes told the Fulham Chronicle.
"But if you make wrong decisions the consequences can be great. Adel will learn from his mistakes, and what he could get away with in the Championship, you sometimes come a cropper in the Premier League."