Often times, our eye catches something apparently unique and we fall for it straightaway. Next thing we know, we are trying to make physical room or mental adjustments for it. One way or the other, the results are not that great. We are prone to making plenty of interior design mistakes; without which we could be a lot richer in terms of the aesthetic and functional promise that our homes hold. Here are the interior decorating mistakes most people make according to the interior designers I regularly work with.
Error 1: Erring on scale
Knowledge of scale is of paramount importance. It teaches us proportion and prevents us from either unduly cluttering a space or keeping it too vacant. Someone who has mastered scale will know the kind of visual space that makes an impact and also knows how to use symmetry with asymmetry.
Error 2: Erring with dimensions of wall art
You can improvise on your walls and make a wall art gallery for yourself. Here again, scale is integral to your campaign’s success. For instance, there is a rule which says that wall arts should cover either 3/5th or 5/8th of the wall’s space. Many homeowners err with this.
Error 3: Putting ‘painting’ ahead of ‘fabric choosing’
Instead of choosing paints first and following suit with matching fabrics and tapestry, it is wiser to select the fabrics first and allocate paint-time later. Not many do it this way and this, my dear friends, is a mistake. After all, is it difficult to fathom that it is far easier to match paints with fabrics than doing it the other way round.
Error 4: Missing on the focal point of the room
Don’t miss out on adding a focal point to your room. Each room revolves around a central fulcrum and I don’t mean it literally. The aesthetic quality of a room is enhanced many notches when you have something at the centre giving it a sense of symmetry. And that vision of symmetry, for all you know, may even be added by an asymmetric flower vase. Positioning is the key.
Error 5: One-stop shopping
Don’t buy all your pieces from the same place. No place can serve aces of all types. Someone doing brilliant with fabrics may not have a unique collection of faucets. You get the idea, right? And moreover, shopping all your stuff from the same place may turn your home into a live catalogue. Homeowners may clearly detest the feeling.
These are a few among many mistakes, rectifying which can ensure you have an aesthetic gem to marvel at. Visitors will have their days made, too.
Where do you feel you may have erred with your home decor?