If you lose, don’t lose the lesson! Mistakes in interior décor are a widespread fact, and they are easier to avoid than to fix after. In this article we have picked up the most common mistakes and some tips not to make them.
Disharmonious Sizes In Décor
An oversized painting on a small wall, or a small painting on a big one, which one is worse? In fact both are! If you want to choose a painting for your walls, take measuring tape and find out the exact size of the picture. Cut a piece of wrapping paper that matches the size of the painting, then fix it where you want to see. Like the result? If not, look for the decor of a different size!
Mixing Different Styles In Interior Décor
Combining several styles to get an eclectic result should be done by the professionals, and you should avoid experiments not to get disappointed. Stick to a single style, the same color scheme and same wood shades to get a gorgeous result.
Planning Your Lighting Too Late
Just imagine: you’ve created a reading nook but there isn’t enough light there. Changing the placement of your lamps and lights isn’t that easy, so you should plan what and where to put in advance. Draw a separate lighting plan and maybe show it to some designer, he or she can help you optimize it.
Using Cold Shades In Small Or Tiny Spaces
Experienced decorators know that cold colors (blue, green) absorb light, making a small space look even smaller and they are more suitable for large rooms. In case your space is small, choose warm colors – beige, orange, pink, blush or others. If you still want a cool shade, limit its using – buy furniture of that color or make an accent wall and draw attention to it with various accessories.
Synthetic Fabrics In Décor
The reason isn’t even being unnatural and harmful, synthetic absorb the light worse, shine worse, therefore give preference to natural materials with a small (no more than 20%) admixture of synthetics.
Lack Of Patterns And Motifs In Décor
No doubt that mixing patterns is difficult but that doesn’t mean that you should avoid them leaving your interior plain and boring. Add patterns in small doses to avoid mistakes; floral, stripe and polka dots are always a win idea suitable for many styles.
Beauty In The Prejudice Of Functionality
The stereotype that furniture can be either beautiful or functional is still here but you shouldn’t pay attention to it. Look for something that meets both requirements, that is versatile, practical and looks good.
Clothes Storage Solutions That Aren’t Practical
Plan your wardrobe and use all the creative solutions: special trousers hangers, shoes shelves, curl up your ties to accommodate them all in a sideboard.
Avoiding Dark Colors In Décor
Yes, they really make the space look smaller but only in the case when they prevail over the whole décor. Make an accent wall, buy a black sofa or order a dark wood table, they won’t make your room tiny but will become cool accents.
Preventing Natural Light
Furniture standing in front of the window, dark shades are enemies of natural light. Plan your interior in advance and don’t prevent natural light. Not many windows? Go for light-colored walls and hang a mirror.
Too Many Details And Accessories
Don’t clutter your space! Leave only the most eye-catchy accessories and pictures, and hide all the rest inside your sideboards and chests. Don’t forget that changing and refreshing your décor is the best idea.