24 Feb 2019
Decorating is definitely something that any confident DIY enthusiast can pull off, but it’s still important to ensure that the time is taken to get everything right. After all, if you get it wrong you’ll end up having to pay a professional to put the mess right as well as to get the design how you wanted it! This little list of classic mistakes should help you avoid the most obvious pitfalls:
Four Decorating Mistakes You Should Never Make
Overdoing the clutter. There’s one sure-fire way to make a room look awful, and that’s to stuff it full of clutter! The odd accessory can set off a room perfectly, but that doesn’t mean that you should overdo it. Normally, it’ll be effective enough simply adding the accessories that you really need such as a TV or pillows on the couch. If you’re not sure whether you really need an accessory, the chances are that you don’t!
Believing the show-room. We’ve all made this mistake once or twice: wandering through a furniture store or DIY showroom and seeing the perfect set of furniture for our own house. Unfortunately, just because that combination of furniture and colors looks the part in the shop, doesn’t mean it’ll look as good in your house. (Unless you live in the showroom!). Take the time to work out what’ll work in your own room, otherwise, you’ll find yourself seriously let down when that showroom furniture is fully installed!
Going for the ‘in season’ colors. Whilst fashion and trends are often a good thing when it comes to clothes, there’s not really a single argument to support them in the world of interior design. After all, marrying the spirit of one generation makes you a widow in the next one! Pick timeless designs. Otherwise, if you want to sell the house ten years later, you’ll have to re-decorate again to compensate for the horribly out-of-date-design!
Forgetting the right light. If you’re looking to create a certain aesthetic within a design, then the right lighting can break or break it. In a stark, modern living room bright, energetic light should be used. For a homely, comfortable bedroom you’ll want a warmer light, perhaps shaded to reduce the brightness. Needless to say, mixing the two up would rather ruin the effect they were trying to have! Consult a specialist if you’re unsure.