Nor everyone is a natural-born interior designer, and designing a home isn’t something that always comes easily. It’s common for people to make the same mistakes during their design process. Finding a harmonious balance between elements takes a trained eye. However, by knowing the most common mistakes to avoid, you can increase your chances of success will increase.
If you’re currently in the middle of decorating your new home or remodeling your current one, make sure to look out for these common mistakes.
Not Understanding Scales and Proportions
When decorating your room, you may look for ideas and inspirations in catalogs or Pinterest boards. Something that looks good in a magazine may not always look that great in your own home, however.
You can’t expect a huge sectional to look the same in your small apartment as it does in a mansion in an IKEA catalog. It’s important to have an eye for what will work in the space that you have. Over-cramming your space or not filling it in enough will throw off the comfort of the room. Choosing items that are the proper scale will result in successful interior design.
Not Shopping Around For The Best Deals
If you’re new at decorating, you might not realize that there are tons of sellers out there with competitive prices. Rather than settling for the first price that you see at a fancy furniture shop, be patient and shop around a little.
It’s essential to create a budget and stick to it. It’s especially important to save the receipts of any furniture that you buy. You never know when it might not be the right size after all or even defective.
Leaving The Walls Bare
Why waste all of your wall space on emptiness when you could turn your home into your own art museum. Fill your walls with pieces that mean something to you. Whether it’s a family portrait or a painting that you like. Fill the space, enjoying creating your own arrangement.
If you’ve never filled a wall full of art before, the best way to attack the project is to trace all of your frames with paper and tape them to the walls until you’ve decided on your final placement.
Choosing The Wrong Colors
The right or wrong color can make or break your home space. It’s important to choose the right colors for the type of mood that you want to convey. People who choose dark colors often end up with a much gloomier and dark mood than they would have liked.
If you’re unsure about what colors to choose from, you may want to consider asking for help from a color specialist!
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