Everyone thinks that they can be an interior design master without much effort. But when you start to redesign your home or even a single room, it is much more difficult than meets the eye! You can’t just rush out to a store and start picking up every item that you think looks good. You need to consider a range of factors including colour, lighting, space, placement, scale etc. And there are a few mistakes which are made time and time again. It is these that we are going to focus on in this blog post with the aim that you can avoid repeating them yourself.
Not Thinking About Scale
Scale is probably the factor that people think least about when they are trying to design a space. While some people will put too many bulky items in a small room leaving it looking cluttered and cramped, others will try to go too minimalist by putting too few things in a small space. You need to think closely about a few different factors including shapes, heights and sizes whenever you are buying something new for a room.
Some people have a tendency to impulse buy without fully considering how the item will look in the room alongside everything else that you already own. And if you are going to do this, the very least that you should do is check the returns policy of the store! A better plan is to head into the showroom with what you are looking for and your budget already well-established. This way, you are helping to significantly cut your risk of suffering from buyer’s remorse!
Not Asking for Help
A helping hand from some professional interior designers or even just a close friend or family member can help you out in a big way. As well as spotting some of the obvious things that you have missed, they can also provide you with some suggestions and recommendations. And listening to advice doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to take it. You are simply giving yourself the chance to listen to another opinion. After all, it is your home and you will want to have the final say of how it looks.
Painting without Buying Fabrics and Textiles
Many people want to rush straight in with a paintbrush to get this job over with quickly. But if you do this without knowing what sort of textiles and fabrics you are going to put in the place, you are making a mistake. The easier approach is to find the fabrics that you love and then pick out the paint which is going to match these. Ultimately, you don’t want to go through the hassle of repainting a room if you can help it.
Avoiding these four common mistakes is a great starting point when you are trying to improve your interior design skills, so take heed of this advice if you are currently looking to refresh your home.