Home decorating faux pas
Whether you are putting your house up for sale or you are just looking to re-style your home, there are certain faux pas to avoid. Today we are looking into common no-no’s in home decorating. We will not focus on styling mistakes, because those are entirely subjective. Rather, we will reveal 7 of the most committed crimes against home interiors so you can avoid committing them in the future.
Aligning all furniture along walls
It might seem like a good idea to do so, but you would be completely wrong. Try creating different spaces within the room instead. You do this by grouping furniture into a place to have dinner and another to have conversations for example. It will make the room feel much more at ease.
Choosing your paint colour in the shop or from a paint chip
Instead, buy a sample of the colour you think you’ll like and paint a piece of cardboard which you then hang up on the wall in the room you want painted. It allows you to see the colour in natural light and without messing up your walls just in case you don’t like the colour.
Choosing paint colour before deciding on furniture and home decoration items
Do it the other way around and when you do pick a colour, pick two (or three even), not just one. Use the colour wheel to pick complementing or contrasting colours that will always work together. It’s also worth mentioning that colours will affect the atmosphere of a room. Needless to say that a bedroom painted in bright yellow will not have the calming effect you desire.
Did you know that a red kitchen will influence your depth perception? So unless you like breaking kitchenware, it’s best not to pick this colour here.
Buying furniture without measuring it
This one is pretty self explanatory, but it still happens too often.
Buying everything new when decorating
Buying everything new won’t give your home the personality you want. Instead, mix and match with vintage items and the stuff you already have. So don’t throw everything out when you re-style your home. Keep the things you really like but get rid of everything else.
Going overboard with accessories
Don’t do it and here’s why: while you might think that they will brighten up your room, all your guests will notice is clutter. Pick out a few items as eye-catchers and you will get the desired effect, but remember: “only a few items”.
Lighting is actually very important in interior design. Use wall lights to create the illusion of a larger room. Place table and floor lamps as accent lighting. Don’t just install general lighting, but use it to create the mood you want. The lack of good lighting will make your interior look dull and bland.
Now that you have the basics down, you can feel comfortable when decorating or re-styling your home. Visit our shop and find the right furniture, accessories and decorative items or contact us for signature interior styling advice.