We cherish our homes’ design because they represent who we are, our style, and incorporate our valued decor pieces to create a unique place just for us. But quite frankly, interior design is not easy. It takes awareness, exposure, knowing what we like/dislike, and what looks great together. Design is an art, and even experts can get it wrong sometimes. To help you avoid these common mistakes, we wanted to focus on three design errors you can avoid. Let’s take a look!
Before you pick out your paint samples, make sure you have your fabric selection for window coverings, rugs, pillows, bedding, and even fabricated furniture. Why? Because with the current matching technology, you can quickly match colors without any added hassle. Also, keep in mind that you may want to choose a paint color that is more vibrant, but you must analyze the lighting in the room, the furniture, fabrics, and the depth of the room before you commit. To help you feel comfortable with your decision, we recommend painting samples in different areas of the room. You want to get a real idea of how the paint will look and feel in your space. By using it in different corners, lighting, and times of day, you can get a better idea of its look in your design.
Purchasing in Mass Quantities
We know homeowners get excited and may want to purchase just about everything they see, but this can be a big mistake. Be patient and get out the tape measure, and write down your room’s dimensions. Now when you go shopping, bring along your trusty tape measure and measure all furniture or accessories. It will save you time, effort, and money in the long-run.
Too Many Focal Points
Featuring too many focal points is a big mistake that you want to make sure you do not make. Be sure to choose only one focal point per room. If you have too many, they will compete with each other, and the overall room becomes too busy, weighed down. Keep things simple, and build off of your main focus. If you accentuate its strengths, you can help create an even more flawless space.
What design mistakes have you learned not to make? We would love to hear your stories below in the comment section.