Most common mistakes in interior design

When people decide to change their homes, the first thing they like to do is to check inspirational images of interior design on social media. However, seeing photos of a perfect home influences people to buy everything they want without understanding that it might not fit their home and lifestyle. This is why the best choice would be to get advice from an interior designer who understands the overall connection and compatibility of fabrics, colours, lighting, and scale and layout, which could help design the perfect home for every individual. 

There are some of the most common mistakes that mots of people forget to think about when they are creating a living space for themselves:

Focal point 

First of all, it is best to know the purpose of the room. This helps to find the room’s focal point, which is mostly something that is the biggest in the room or attracts the eye the most. For example, if you decide that the room will be used as a bedroom, your focal point will become a bed. After that, the rest of the furniture and other details will go around it and will help to fill up the rest of the space. 

Scale

Scale is probably the biggest mistake that most people make. The majority think that when they have a small room, they need furniture that takes less space, and when they have a spacious room, they need large furniture. The secret is – a mixture of different sizes, heights, and even shapes. It makes the room look more attractive and helps to make it look less stuffed and pathless. It’s all about balance and proportion.

Lighting

The most common mistake is using too little or too much light in the wrong places of the room. For example, layering lighting in different levels and intensities can help make the room well-lit and create a different mood. Moreover, combining other proportion wall lights and floor and table lamps will provide even lighting throughout your home.

Colours and fabrics

Many people have a hard time imagining colour and pattern compatibility. Therefore, it is crucial to choose the room’s main dominant element and match the rest of the interior details. For example, start with your favourite fabrics and the most vital room information, like a sofa, find the most suitable colours for walls and flooring or discover the colours of walls and floors before choosing essential details in a room.

Lifestyle

One of the common mistakes that people make when creating the interior of their home is taking ideas from others. Sometimes people do not understand that things they have seen at their friends’ houses or on social media platforms might not work in their home and are different from their lifestyle. Home should reflect the personalities of the people living in it, tell their stories and personal adventures. Also, some things that aren’t close to the human heart can become boring after a while, which is why it is best to create a unique home space that you would love to return to after a hard day at work.

Sources:

https://www.feathr.com/blog/15-common-interior-design-mistakes

https://freshome.com/inspiration/10-mistakes-that-almost-everyone-makes-in-interior-design/

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