If you don’t have a proper plan in place when doing your home décor there are a number of common design mistakes that you will end up making and only realize it when it’s too late to remedy. This is precisely why this article has been written, to help you learn about these mistakes early so that you can avoid them and ensure your home remodeling goes on seamlessly and perfectly.
Here are the 3 common design mistakes that you should avoid.
#1 Painting your walls before you buy your furniture
In design, your choice of paint color is meant to complement your furniture and not the other way round. This is something that many people get mixed up with especially if they did not do proper planning. It’s always advisable to first buy your furniture then decide on a paint color and not paint first then purchase your furniture. This will allow you to better complement your furnishings because it’s much easier to get a certain paint color to complement furniture than it is to get a certain furniture color to complement your paint.
#2 Placing furniture against the wall
When you go to many homes, it’s a common practice for people to place their furniture against the wall however this is actually a common mistake in design. The reality is that when you place furniture against the wall it will always make your spaces appear smaller and will not help you save on space. In design, it’s advisable to center your furniture and put them much closer to each other therefore leaving some room from the walls. This helps create the illusion that the space is much larger than it is and in addition, the centered furniture will look more stylish.
#3 Placing artwork too high or too low
Any artwork that is incorporated as part of the design of a space must be perfectly placed so that there is a sense of flow with the rest of the furnishings. Placing art either too high or too low on your wall is a common mistake in design and it will create some form of disturbance in the flow of things. Art is usually a great way of adding your own personality and sense of style in your space therefore it’s important to place your art pieces to be in line with your furniture. As a rule, the highest any piece you hung should go is not more than 10 inches from your furniture.
There you have it. We trust that you are now better informed and will avoid these common mistakes in your home décor projects. Be sure to incorporate these changes in your space and we guarantee you that you will notice an immediate transformation.