More often than not, interior design is a hit-or-miss affair. It’s all good when we get it right, but when it’s all wrong, it’s going to be wrong on so many levels, particularly since interior design mistakes tend to be costly to rectify.
To help you steer clear of such lapses, here are some of the most common interior design mistakes you need to avoid.
Painting before buying fabrics and textiles
Some make the mistake of painting a room a certain color before buying upholstery, curtains, rugs, and pillows. It can be tough finding fabrics and textiles that will match the existing paint. Do things the other way, and things will be easier.
Not paying much attention to lighting
One mistake that even interior designers commit is the lack of attention they give to lighting, and we’re not just talking about decorative lights. We’re talking about light sources themselves because a well-designed home should always have adequate lighting. Instead of just a set of overhead lights, your home must have layered lights. Any space in your home will have richer dimensions and more depth if it has multiple sources of light.
Pushing furniture against the wall
We all have this tendency to push furnishings against the wall in the hopes that it will give us the largest space possible, but all it ever does is make any space we make feel small and incredibly sterile.
Instead of pushing everything out to the wall, pull them away and put them in the center of the room to make the setting cozier and more inviting.
The above is by no means an exhaustive list of the most common interior design mistakes, but they should give you a general idea of which decorating blunders to avoid.
By Valley Design Center
October 27, 2022