Mistakes In Interior Design

  • Mubanga Sampa by Mubanga Sampa
  • 1 year ago
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Learn to learn from other people’s mistakes, power quote. In interior design, it will help you save money. There are plenty mistakes in interior design to learn from, here is my list

Not having a plan

One of the biggest mistakes that most homeowners make is to start a design project without first making a plan. As such, take time to develop a plan for your interior design project. Not all design projects will require scale drawings and a full set of specs. However, it is important to always establish a few guidelines before you begin. Regardless of the size and nature of your project, always follow a consistent design style and colour palette. This will ensure that the space feels cohesive.

Not budgeting

Another mistake made by many homeowners is not realising the importance of establishing a soli budget for their design project. Unfortunately, this is one area that can make or break a design project. The first thing to do is establish the amount of money you are willing to spend on your interior design project. Next, you need to develop a list of everything you want to do in your home. Once you have both of these things ready, you can establish your scope of work.

Not establishing a focal point

Many interior design experts agree that a well-designed space starts with a focal point. A focal point is essential to provide a centre of attention. Moreover, a focal point helps anchor the space. As a general guide, a focal point must be visually prominent and be able to draw attention. In the absence of an architectural focal point, consider using the largest piece of furniture in the room as a focal point. This gives the eye somewhere to land when someone enters the room. Once you have identified a focal point, the layout of the room should further draw attention to the main attraction.

Thinking everything has to match

While your design style must be cohesive, your home should be as unique as you are. Design your living space to express your tastes and individual style. Keep in mind that mixing colours and styles can make a space more vibrant and enhance the aesthetics of your home. Even the most beautiful spaces look less than their best when filled with clutter. Clearing clutter will not only make your home look better, it will also free up more space in your home.

Placing furniture right against the wall

Most homeowners arrange the bulk of their furniture against walls. However, this can greatly hinder the flow of your space. Unless you have a really small space, pushing all your furniture up against the wall can make for an awkward space.

Not getting the scale quite right

One of the biggest culprits hindering flow in your home is not getting the scale quite right. Scale is essentially how objects in a room relate to each other in terms of their size. Scale and proportion are some of the hardest areas of design to master. The ideal space will have a mixture of different sizes, shapes and heights.

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