Here are some decorating mistakes to avoid, no matter if you’re looking to renovate a room or build a new house.
Staying true to your design style
A specific design style can be a great guide for interior design, but it will also limit your creativity and make the space look dull. Try creating a visually appealing mix of styles and periods for more flexibility.
Not Enough Attention to It
Decor Aid interior designers often see homeowners making the common mistake of sacrificing functionality in favor of formality. In reality, the happier a room is to use, the more valuable and intangible it feels. You don’t have to live in a museum, so there is no reason for a room to feel too rigid.
Installation of art too high or low
For the most impact, hang art at eye level when installing it in your home. You don’t have to look up to see what you have brought in.
Poorly planned layout
A well-planned furniture layout can help to define a space. It can be disruptive for people to walk on or furniture placed too close to the walls. Be thoughtful and practical in furniture placement to keep your room feeling well-appointed.
A rug that is too small
Most interior designers recommend starting from the ground when decorating a space. Consider flooring your foundational point. Don’t be afraid to experiment with scale. To make a big statement, choose a large rug.
All Your Products From One Source
Because it’s easy and convenient, people stick with one brand too often. You run the risk that your home will look like a showroom. You should not enter a contest sponsored by a brand for a unique feel. Instead, choose a range of furniture sourced from trusted brands.
Avoiding Plays On Scale
You can create a beautiful, multilayered look using bold juxtapositions and playful contrasts. A bland result can be caused by bringing in pieces of the same height and size as your decorating mistakes.
Television is not a focal point.
While it’s great to have a relaxing evening around the television, it shouldn’t be the focal point of any room. The best thing about a TV is to keep it hidden. There’s nothing special about its appearance. If you have to own one, play loops of short films when it isn’t in use.
Pinterest and Instagram are great places to source inspiration images. But if you stick too closely to what you see, you will end up with pieces everyone has seen a million times. Instead, consider Pinterest trends as decorative cues. Explore how you can make certain elements unique.
Avoid Multi-Purpose Items
Some pieces have an aesthetic appeal, but most furniture should be multi-functional. This will allow you to make the most of your space by combining practical and functional elements.
Relying only on overhead lighting
Lack of layered lighting is one of the biggest decorating errors we see when lighting your home. Instead of relying solely on standard overhead lighting that is cold and dull, add comforting layers of light with floor lamps, wall sconces and table lamps.