The 10 most common mistakes in home interior design

full time Posted on 10/11/2022 at 22:06

Around the clock When thinking about what colors to match rooms, what flooring to choose and how to arrange furniture, homeowners often try to recreate a look they’ve seen elsewhere in a catalog or online.
But when the final design doesn’t evoke the same feeling, they wonder why. Often the problem is a simple error that can be easily fixed.
Read on to find out how to fix some of the most common interior design mistakes to make your space look more harmonious.
Common mistakes in interior design
1. Choose the right carpet
Rugs define and separate seating areas, so the rug in the family room or living room should be large enough to allow the front legs of chairs and the sofa to rest on the rug. This means that most living rooms will need a rug of a size that matches the amount, number and distribution of furniture. Using an undersized rug will make the space uncomfortable.
2. Dark lights
The lampshades are dark, cast harsh shadows on the walls, give the rooms a gloomy feel, and also seem like a magnet for dust. If you have dark lampshades, consider swapping them for lighter colors that match the light colors in your decor. For example, you can choose a fresh shade of lemon yellow if your upholstery has blue and yellow stripes.
Common mistakes in interior design
3. Family photos
It is good to strategically place a wedding or family photo on the dressing room or on one of the walls. But making the walls a gallery of family photos is a bad design strategy. Too many photos will make rooms look messy, crowded and sometimes uncomfortable.
Removing family photos is also especially important if you plan to put your home up for sale, because instead of making the room look tidy, it makes it look messy.
Common mistakes in interior design
4. Diversification of material design
The 1970s were all about using matching fabrics on curtains, sofas, chairs and cushions, but that kind of design exaggeration can be visually exhausting. The best option is to choose a fabric design that you really like and use it for just one element, either curtains, upholstered furniture, or even a bedspread to create a focal point in the room. Then, for the other textural elements, choose colors and designs that complement but don’t distract from the focal point.
5. Ceramics and decorations
Collecting antiques, ceramics and vases can be fun, and while a set of three ceramic faucets on a counter can add color and elegance to a kitchen, 30 ceramic faucets banging on every shelf and surface will make the room look cluttered and disorganized make. Get rid of decorative items that you have not used over the years to give your rooms a spacious and clean look.
6. Design fads
Fashionable design choices often don’t stand the test of time. When it comes to decorating and furnishing your home, avoid popular fads, such as boldly colored rugs or high contrast walls that can quickly make a room look dated and boring.
7. Cover the furniture
Covering furniture and other items to protect them from scratches and stains can extend their useful life, but it can also make rooms feel heavy and gloomy. Large tablecloths, runners on cabinets, quilted covers on appliances and upholstery covers do nothing to enhance your home’s design appeal.
Instead, use placemats on the dining table only when you eat, and store things you don’t want to see or get dusty in a cupboard.
8. Long curtains
Long curtains that gather on the floor can give a sense of a room, but curtains that are too long are not vacuum friendly and tend to collect dust on the floor. The best option is to hang the curtains so that the bottom edge is about 5 cm above the floor. Curtains will stay cleaner and are less likely to step on the fabric and tear.
9. Balance in the bedroom
If you’re looking to buy a complete set of bedroom furniture, you’ll likely find a bed, a nightstand, and a dresser or two.
But having a bedside table only on one side of the bed can make the bedroom look unbalanced and uncomfortable. When shopping for bedroom furniture, buy a matching extra nightstand and place one on each side of the bed.
10. Make the furniture in proportion to the space
Cramming a large sofa and overstuffed chairs into a small living room will make the space feel cramped and stuffy. Before shopping for furniture, make a floor plan of the room to scale and sketch the furniture arrangements until you find suitable furniture, noting how pieces of different sizes affect the design.

full time Posted on 10/11/2022 at 22:06

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