It can be hard when beginning an interior house design to know what you are doing right and what you are making a complete mistake about. There is a fine art to getting a house looking amazing and ensuring that all of the rooms are carefully balanced to complement one another. All too often home owners fill their rooms willy nilly with odds and ends they have collected and expect it all to meld seamlessly. But unfortunately this will never work. Whilst all of the random bits may resonate for you no one else is going to be on the same style wavelength.
There really is a wrong way of going about it. All too often simple mistakes are made about home design that has a disastrous effect on the homes feel. You may not know it yourself from looking at it, but guests will forever come around and notice it in an instant. Unfortunately, guests are often too polite to mention where you are going wrong. So how can you know if you are doing something wrong?
Simple by looking through these definite do nots of interior house design and be honest with yourself about whether you are committing them.
Don’t Be Soo Crafty
We all love to have a hobby or two, it can help to while around the hours and the pent up stresses of the day. Often these craft projects become things that we think would look great in our homes. We may find ourselves looking on Pinterest for living room designs and stumble upon a pattern for a throw or cushion that looks amazing.
You then begin to make it full of hope and good intentions. The problem is that by the end, unless you’re a practiced pro, the finished craft never looks as good as the picture. Another issue is that the project doesn’t fit the style of your home as it did the original crafters.
It is a great idea for saving money and personalising your home, but it can soon lead to your living rooms looking like a jumble sale. Stay strong and don’t be tempted to fill your home with craft projects, or even worse the half-finished ones. If you are really good, why not sell your craft instead of hording them away? Keep them at the craft fair, not in your interior house design.
Furniture Should Never Become Utility Belts
We all have those moments when we see a piece of furniture with wide potential and fall in love.
Oh, it is a large table that can be extended, folded, moved, shrunk, covered, angled and it has green felt for games of cards! That would be great when my friends come around.
Admit it something similar has happened, your head fills with the potential. Unfortunately, it doesn’t pan out like that. Unless you play poker or cards regularly with friends that table is going to become a clutter attractor and you’ll end up using your regular table for dinner and entertaining in the end anyway.
This doesn’t just extend to tables either. Whenever you see an outlandish piece of furniture really ask yourself if it is worth the use. You don’t want to regret the purchase and flog it on Ebay for half the price later.
Have you ever wondered why we all become instantly confused when trying to tidy away plates in another person’s house? It is because we all become very territorial about our kitchen spaces. Plates, cutlery and utensils become glued to certain draws for traditions sake. Whilst this is harmless in theory it can lead to really inefficient Kitchens.
Be stricter on yourselves and your routine by ensuring all storage space is on a single wall or area. Believe us your feet and interior house design will thank you for it in the long run.
There really is no worse interior home design mistake than the cluttered bathroom. Seriously, bathrooms are small enough anyway and that is before the large furniture like baths, sinks, and toilets get added. So why on Earth would anyone want to exacerbate the issue?
We have all probably gone into a friend’s bathroom that is filled with random bottles of half empty liquids, different coloured candles and of course several towels that neither match each other nor anything else in the home. The result is that your eyes glaze over everything and you begin to get green around the gills, although you are probably in the right place.
Never allow yourself to become that bathroom clutterer. Ensure that all bottles are put into cupboards. Really scrutinise those quirky towels you bought on holiday. Surely a more subtle approach would be better. Cluttering is one of the biggest errors in interior house design.
So there you have our cardinal sins for interior home designs. Do you find yourself committing any?