While designing your home, you want it to appear appealing and welcoming. However, the end result often does not turn out to be the way you expected. This is because many people who lack the expertise end up making a few mistakes unknowingly that diminish the overall appeal of the space. As a result, the interiors do not feel cosy and comfortable. If you are planning to design your home interiors but lack the basic interior designing knowledge, here are a few common mistakes you should know of and how to fix them:
01 of 04 Blocking the windows
If a place is not well-lit, it will appear very dull and unappealing. Besides artificial light, you must make use of natural light as well to brighten up the interiors. Natural light can give your bedroom or living room design a cosier feel. However, many homeowners end up placing large furniture pieces in front of the windows. This becomes more problematic when the rooms have small windows.
How to fix: The easiest way to prevent your windows from getting blocked is by placing low furniture pieces near them. As a result, natural light entering from the windows will not get blocked. Further, low furniture pieces will make the entire room appear more spacious and open. If you still feel that more natural light is needed inside, do not place any furniture near the windows so that it does not get obstructed.
02 of 04 Pushing the furniture pieces to the wall
In many home interior designs, you will notice that the large furniture pieces are placed against a wall. Most homeowners do it because they believe that the room will appear bigger. This is actually a common misconception among homeowners. Contrary to this, placing the furniture pieces against a wall makes your room appear boxed and flat, which reduces the overall appeal of the room.
How to fix: If you push all your large furniture pieces against walls, you will end up missing many designing opportunities. For instance, you will not be able to create a great focal point in the room using one of your statement furniture pieces. A focal point is important to hold the decor elements together and create a centre of attention. Further, you can use a furniture piece as a partition and separate two spaces. There are various other interesting ideas you can come up with.
03 of 04 Choosing the wrong scale
In many bedroom or living room designs, you will notice that there are either too many or too few furniture pieces. As a result, the entire design of the room appears imbalanced. This mostly happens because people end up choosing the wrong scale. For instance, using bulky furniture pieces in large rooms makes more sense than furnishing them with floor cushions and poufs. It will complement the height of the room. If you place a bulky furniture piece in a small room, the space will certainly appear congested and cramped. Hence, compact and minimalist furniture pieces should be chosen for smaller rooms.
How to fix: A large furniture piece should not be placed in a small room and vice versa. To prevent this from happening, you must always keep the size of the room in mind. One of the best ways to pick the furniture right size is by taking the measurements of your room before. Set a layout of the room and measure the space where you are planning to put the furniture. It is very important that you take the right measurements. Otherwise, you may end up buying a furniture piece that is either too big or too small for the room. As a result, you will be able to choose furniture pieces for your room that appear perfectly proportionate to the size of the room.
04 of 04 Introducing too many accent walls
Many people opt for accent walls for their home interior design. This is because an accent wall helps to introduce more colours and visual interest to any space. It also becomes the focal point of the room and attracts all the eyes towards it. Many people believe that by opting for too many accent walls, they can further enhance the aesthetic beauty of the room. This is not true at all. If there are too many accent walls, there will also be more than one focal point, which will confuse the eyes. Also, introducing too many dark colours in any room can make it appear dull and dark.
How to fix: Do not opt for too many accent walls. Ideally, you should not have more than one accent wall in an average-sized room. If you have a large room, you can consider breaking up the space by choosing combinations of smaller accent walls.