An interior designer’s job is to make a space appeal to the homeowner’s taste and needs. With this, they often come across decor mistakes that could easily be solved with just a few simple tweaks. As a homeowner yourself, you are probably committing some of these blunders without even knowing it.
1. Putting art everywhere
You don’t need to put art on every bare wall in your home. Sometimes, less is more. You want to focus on a few key pieces strategically placed throughout your home so it doesn’t feel so stuffy and suffocating.
2. Using the wrong bulbs
The right lighting can help create a mood in your home. Don’t go all out on blue-toned lights which can make your place feel sterile. You want to strike a balance between blue light and warm light. With warm light, you’re able to set a relaxing tone in the evenings when it’s time to wind down.
3. Not enough floor planning
Most of us buy furniture without as much thought about how they will be arranged in a space. As a result, we end up with too little space that makes it hard to navigate the room, or a space that feels bare. There needs to be a sufficient amount of space for you to move freely. You also want your furniture to fit the scale of the room otherwise, it will look sloppy.
4. Pushing furniture against walls
Not every piece of furniture needs to be placed against a wall. Consider trying floating furniture in a room as this can create a more visually appealing impact.
5. Buying furniture sets
It’s tempting to buy these as a way to add cohesion into a room. However, it can get boring really fast. It also feels dated and impersonal. A better alternative would be to buy furniture that resonates with you.
6. Not using enough bedding
Different mattresses have multiple purposes. As for the one in your bedroom, you should be giving it as much care as you can since this is one area where you get the most relaxation.
Most interior designers agree that people don’t use enough bedding here. For the ultimate luxe feel, you shouldn’t be skimping out on bedding. Go all out and use your comfiest sheets and linens. An extra pillow for each person is encouraged too.
7. Too minimalist
Minimalism is having a moment right now. The only problem is, it’s getting too repetitive and people are not as adventurous with styling their homes. You can avoid this by adding patterns and colors into your home. Don’t worry. You can still maintain that clean and serene feel without being too super vanilla.
8. Floating shelves
Floating shelves may look great on Pinterest but in reality, they’re very hard to maintain. This is especially true in the kitchen where things can get dirty quickly. If this is part of your home remodeling plan, consider skipping it. Your future self will thank you.
9. Using undersized rugs
With rugs, the bigger, the better. Sure, they’re expensive but they make a huge impact on your room that no other furniture can. It’s worth investing in a really good one; you want to pay attention to the size. If it’s too small for a space, it can end up making a room feel even smaller. The ideal size should be enough to cover the floor where your furniture sits.
Before hiring a professional, pay attention to these common mistakes and try to fix them yourself! When you develop an eye for design, the next interior designer you work with will be more receptive to your suggestions, making it an overall enjoyable experience for the both of you.
Are you guilty of any of these? Share your thoughts in the comments below.