House owners when designing interiors commonly make some very basic mistakes and then they have to live with them for a long period of time before they get changed or renovated again. You must think of your home as a place of Zen and peace where you will spend most of your free time. Keeping this in mind, mistakes or just average decorating must not be allowed when decorating rooms in a house. There are two reasons that strongly argue against making these average choices, firstly the cost attached with implementing any below par decoration ideas and then having to correct them or live with them as an alternative and secondly the lack of time most people have in order to keep decorating over and over again. Here are a few basic mistakes not to make when decorating a house interior:
1: Don’t Allow Someone to Make Your Choices
Okay, so you have decided to decorate your home for yourself and make it just exactly the way you want. This should in theory mean that you are implementing all the decorative ideas that you think will make you feel better whenever you are in the house. Usually the biggest mistake people make is take other’s suggestions and opinions too seriously and replace their own ideas with theirs. This might for the time being sound better than your own ideas, but does have the tendency to lose charm for you over time and look dull and not so much enjoyable. The first tip from us is to follow your own interior decoration ideas and not let anyone else’s influence your decisions at any time. This will enable you to enjoy your own interior space for much longer periods of time.
2: Don’t Paint before Trying It out First
Painting the walls or other relevant stuff inside a house is a tough job on its own. A lot of thinking process needs to go in to decide the best color combinations and also what color should go where. Going straight into painting various sections of the house without checking the actual paint theme first is a bad idea. The best practice is to divide walls into smaller portions (preferably the corners) and apply the paint you want on the corners about 2 feet in ideally and check for the finish of the paint before you start on the whole walls. Quite often what you think a paint color will look like is not actually the case and the finished paint color and finish turns out to be quite different and you are left with what you get. Paint these days comes in very durable options, once applied it stays on for a number of years. Waiting that long to change is not a good idea instead checking first might solve your problem. No doubt this is one of the more notable mistakes not to make when decorating a house interior.
3: Don’t Make Your Favorite Paint Color the Main Wall of Any Room
Okay, this might sound a bit confusing to start with. What we mean here is if you like one color paint the most, you should not paint the main wall with that particular paint. If you do however, this has the potential of becoming boring after a short period of time. If in case you have painted the main wall in a color paint that was your second choice and the first choice has been applied on a smaller less obvious wall, whenever you turn to that wall (which should be a lot less than turning onto the main wall), you will enjoy that wall each time. Also another good application of this is to paint other items near the main walls in your favorite color, they will pop at you every time you lay your eyes onto them.
4: Don’t Settle on Anything Average
You are decorating your own home interior right! Why settle for anything less than perfect. If you do however go with something average, it will stay there for long period of time and will bore you for that length of time as well. Treat yourself the best decoration inside your own home, you deserve it.
5: Don’t Use a Large Wall Mirror in Any Main Rooms
Large wall mirror can be a good idea in bathrooms or in selected areas only. If you decide to put a big sized wall mirror in any of the main mirrors however, the main focus of the whole wall will automatically divert to the mirror regardless of how expensive or good looking other things you might have near it or on that particular wall. Avoid putting a large mirror on any major wall in any important rooms for that reason and make other more pleasing things the center of attention.
6: Don’t Force a Color Scheme Where It Doesn’t Go Nicely
Okay so you have painted a wall in a light decent color and you think the furniture should be painted in similar color as well, this might work on some occasions but doesn’t always work perfectly. Quite often you will have to mix and match color schemes for the best decoration output. We don’t only mean the furniture and the color of walls here, this includes every object in any room that is in some color. Be ready to adopt different color themes in different areas, forcing one particular color theme in the entire house or even a room can be a bad idea at times.
7: Don’t Ignore the Focal Point in Any Major Rooms
This is an important one, don’t ignore this at any cost. Every major rooms needs a focal point. Be it your bedroom, dining room, living room or even the kitchen or bathrooms for that matter, every major room that will be used by your or anyone else entering the house at any point needs a focal point in order to look appealing and beautiful. And must remember that this focal point should be the main attraction in every room. Put your best decorations there. Ask any interior designer and they will tell you this is one of the mistakes not to make when decorating a house interior.
8: Don’t Make the Furniture Hug the Walls
Another big and common mistake a lot of people make when decorating home interiors and putting things like furniture in rooms is that they put the furniture too close to the walls in a way that it looks like the furniture is literally hugging the walls. This is never a decent practice because there is no gap left between the furniture and the walls and even a slight push backwards caused by a person sitting in the furniture or just generally using it can cause damage to it, also it just doesn’t look good at all. Make sure there is a small gap between the edge of the furniture and the wall it is to be put next to (ideally about a foot or two is perfect). This stays the same if you are putting the furniture in front of a curtain or other things of the same nature. A slight gap between the curtain and the furniture should always be observed at all times as well.