Regardless of financial circumstances, we think everyone should have the means to build the home of their dreams. To better serve you, we frequently publish updates on our style blog that any interior decorator can use to advance their understanding of home décor, gain useful advice for improving their aesthetic, and find inspiration from the work we've done. With this in mind, we realized we've written a lot about what you should do when you create a design, but not a lot about what you shouldn't do. Bad designs are frequently the result of individuals who believe they are knowledgeable but are incompetent.
In this article, we'll talk about 10 frequent errors that we've seen people make when designing their homes. Avoid these mistakes to create a lovely design for your house.
How large does the furniture seem to you when you enter a room? Have you ever thought, "That just looks off to me," when you saw a large sofa paired with a tiny end table? This is a result of the creator failing to consider scale when creating their design. The Golden Ratio is what expert interior designers use to consider scale. The Golden Ratio is a proportion of about 1:1.61, or 60/40, that appears frequently in nature. When we compare the scale of the human body to that of artistic creations and even interior design, we can see the ratio in action. By using the Golden Ratio, you can make sure that your furniture is proportionate to your space and that nothing is either too big or too tiny.
Combining Everything Forcefully
Home designers frequently fear that their pieces won't coordinate. There is a stigma that the design is flawed if something doesn't fit exactly. That may be accurate when choosing your wardrobe, but matching everything in a home design can look incredibly boring. This holds regardless of the topic at hand - colors, patterns, or even materials.
Choosing Decorative Items At Random
Although you certainly want some variety in your decor, you shouldn't use anything that catches your eye. We've seen rooms that appeared thrown together far too frequently because the decorator chose whatever looked good to them at the moment. They neglected to consider the overarching design motif or did not have one at all.
Overdoing The Décor
We've discovered that one major issue with poor designs is that people struggle to know when enough is enough. Every design has a breaking point where too many furnishings or decorative accents become overwhelming. As a result, the space might feel cramped and claustrophobic emotions might develop. Never undervalue a design's use of space. People can better enjoy each component by adding some white space. Additionally, because they aren't vying for the same audience's focus, it gives your pieces room to "breathe."
Application Of Colors That Do Not Suit The Mood
Colors are essential to any design. We count on them to not only project certain emotions but also to appear appealing. We've seen plenty of instances where a gorgeous design would otherwise be totally out of place because the designer chose colors that weren't appropriate for the scene. Colors have various affective implications. Before choosing colors for a room, it's crucial to determine what feelings you want that space to evoke.
Leaving Insufficient Room For Wall
Want to sabotage a flawless design? Simply instruct your family and visitors to avoid furniture whenever they want to walk around the space. Too many designers fail to remember that accent and furniture items are used for more than just decoration. People want to take pleasure in relaxing on a plush couch or putting their feet up on a warm blanket. Your plan will not function if people must duck, dodge, and weave to sit down and stretch out.
Too Much Natural Light Is Blocked
Even with the advancements in light bulb technology, scientists have not yet been able to match the breathtaking splendor that comes from natural light. They won't ever quite succeed, in my opinion. Too many designs that don't consider natural light produce rooms that feel artificial and cold. Never would we advise you to forgo private in favor of design. Yes, you should cover your windows in rooms like the restroom or the bedroom where you don't want people to be able to see inside your house. However, use as much natural light as you can in other rooms where you feel safe doing so. Avoid using drapes altogether or choose lighter materials like cotton!
Never Deviating From Trends
Every interior design firm in the world enjoys discussing what trends are popular and which ones are not. We freely admit that we have committed the same error. Investigating various trends can be a great method to get ideas and create stunning designs. If all you ever do is follow trends, however, you'll be constantly redecorating, spending a sizable sum every year, and you might eventually wind up with a design that you don't like.
Failure To Establish A Realistic, Prioritized Budget
At Villedomo, we believe that high-quality furnishings shouldn't be prohibitively expensive. Because of this, we put quality and worth above all else in our pieces. Having said that, you must have a realistic estimate of the cost of your design job. This is particularly valid if you intend to purchase new furnishings. If you don't, you might find that your job is completed before you've even used up half of your budget. Setting priorities for your spending is the first step in creating a budget. Consider where you need to invest versus where you can get by with a less expensive option.
Retaining Furnishings Too Near The Wall
How simple is it for me to communicate with you when you're across the room? Although we all know it's not a good idea, you'd be surprised at how frequently it does. Too much furniture against the wall eliminates the vital white space we previously covered. Additionally, if you spread individuals out too widely, you run the risk of missing out on the intimacy you desire. Bringing your furnishings a little closer together is a simple fix for this frequent blunder. Investing in a sizable area rug and placing it under your seating area is a fantastic method to achieve this. Your blanket protects your floor and makes a lovely centerpiece.
If you want to achieve the ideal appearance, interior design may seem like a huge, challenging puzzle that you must figure out. That is not necessary. Keep in mind that interior design aims to create a space that you find attractive and comfortable. There is only one solution that is ideal for you; there is never a flawless solution to a design issue.