Interior design is rarely as easy as it looks. Even those who have an eye for colours and patterns can still struggle to make their home look as good as possible. We’ve put together a quick guide to some of the common pitfalls that everyone might face.
Too Many Matching Items
This is an issue that people who don’t have a natural eye for design often face. It’s easy to assume that choosing the same colours and designs throughout your home will result in a flawless finish. However, too many matching things can produce a soulless result that feels as though it’s not been thought about. Don’t be afraid to mix metals or wood grains. It doesn’t have to be over-the-top, but a few unexpected items can make a big difference to the look and feel of your home.
Too Much Clutter
Interior design is much more difficult when you’re working with a lot of furniture and clutter. While maximalism is a popular style of décor, overcrowding is not. There’s a fine line between busy décor that looks stylish and overpopulated décor that looks distracting and unappealing. Negative space is important. Make sure that your design includes a few areas where no wall hangings or decorations are interrupting the negative space.
Interior Design Trends Vs. Timeless Style
Trends come and go, but it’s still very easy to get caught up in them. Remember avocado bathroom suites? Those really have become a sign of the times, and are now considered outdated and retro. However, minimal, neutral styles are almost always timeless. Unless a trend is something that you have deeply connected with over a long period of time, it’s usually best to stick with more traditional styles.
There’s nothing stopping you from having a neutral setting and using decorative items to create the trend that you want. In fact, this is the best way to bring some modern exuberance to your home. Plus, it’s really easy to change these items and switch to a new style as and when you please, without too much hassle.
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