All home interior magazines give ideas and advise for the different styles of home decoration, but there are some things which you should always have in mind when designing and decorating your first apartment. If you keep in mind the possible errors, then it is easier to avoid them afterwards. We offer you some tips that will make you aware of the most common decorating mistakes.
One of the most common decorating mistakes – choosing the colour of the walls first.
The market offers incredibly big variety of colours. Picking up the wall colour first will significantly narrow your options for furniture and accessories. It will be much more difficult to find a sofa that matches the colour of your walls than finding the right furniture for you and then pick a matching colour. Interior decorating mistakes often happen when neglecting this simple rule.
Decorating mistake to avoid – do not underestimate the natural focal point in a room
If an item or a piece of furniture is a natural focal point, for example a fire place or a large window, take advantage of that and design the whole interior around that point and emphasize this accent with a beautiful decoration.
Do not put all furniture to the walls
Do not place any furniture, especially if you have tight enough free space on the walls, or the living room to the kitchen is open. You’d better group the furniture and bring it to the center of the room. This would create a warm and cozy atmosphere for conversations. A console table behind the sofa is a beautiful way to divide the areas.
Do not put obstacles on the paths
Organize your space so that you can move around the room freely and without obstacles. Thus the room will look clean and well-organized. We believe that a chair in front of the door or a table in an area with a lot of movement is not a good idea. Leave enough room for easy access and movement in the room.
Do not clutter your shelves
Various old things are lovely memories and a personal element in the interior but you should not overdo it. You better avoid the accumulation of many small items in one place. Not every surface should be covered. Try organising your collections in smaller groups.
Do not use colours and items that “fight” with each other
Contrast is a beautiful thing and the eclectic style is actually a great way to decorate a room, but some colours and objects of different styles just do not fit well together.
Group the furniture around the focal point – the fireplace
A decorating mistake is using various colours and patterns
Carefully plan your colour palette to avoid decorating mistakes
Combining a pink wall and multi coloured tropical pattern should be avoided
An open living room balanced contrast
A good interior decoration – the living room fireplace is the main focal point