Decorating your home with trendy accessories and modern furniture is not always enough to create a truly successful designer interior. So what are the interior decorators’ secrets that bring all the elements of a home together in a successful way? This is the question that we are going to address in this publication not as usual, in the form of recommendations to try but, conversely, by looking at the mistakes to avoid in a designer home. There are 14 of them, to explore in the file at the bottom !
Home decor and mistake n ° 1 to avoid: ignore interior lighting
Almost all inexperienced decorators tend to overlook the issue of interior lighting. Passionate about design objects and designer furniture, we embark on the choice of furniture and accessories without necessarily thinking about ways to showcase all these beautiful creations. And often, we only rely on a ceiling-type luminaire to illuminate an entire interior space.
Create a decorative home interior design by thinking of all its accessories
To avoid this error, we will instead rely on several sources of light. In fact, the easiest and most common way to create a pleasant ambience would be to use multi-level lighting. But how to do this in practice ?
Living room and dining room deco idea with ceiling light and candles
Our advice: make a plan of the space you are planning, indicating the arrangement of your furniture. Then, think about appropriate lighting for each of the areas on your diagram, such as a floor lamp for a working or reading nook or wall sconces for a hallway or for a house entrance. Finally, add to that your ceiling light.
Mistake to avoid for a decorative home n ° 2: avoid concentrating your furniture on your walls
Placing all of your furniture close to your walls is an approach that may seem appealing, but which risks having an unpleasant result. Indeed, arranging all your furniture along the walls will give the impression of a cluttered space with an empty center.
Organize your furniture around focal points in your interior
Avoid this unpleasant effect by arranging several spaces within one room. To do this, find one or two pieces of furniture that will serve as a focal point and organize the rest of your furniture around: a coffee table for a games or relaxation area, a TV cabinet for a leisure area, a fireplace for a small romantic space. …
Design tip for a designer interior and well-appointed furniture
Move your furniture towards the center of the room if you fancy a more private living space, remembering to leave enough clearance between the pieces of furniture. Do not forget to provide a pedestal table or an end of the sofa for all the corners you plan to set up.
Home decorating mistake to avoid n ° 3: free yourself from bulky furniture !
When you love designer furniture, you tend to accumulate a lot of it in your home. And this is another mistake that we must try to avoid for a harmonious and well-organized living space.
Arrange an interior well by getting rid of excessively bulky furniture and accessories
If you tend to accumulate a lot of objects in your living space, remedy this problem by bringing out the objects already in a room; then, get rid of half of the furniture and accessories there.
Modern interior design for a comfortable and functional dining room
In other words, follow the principle applicable to the way you organize a walk-in closet and learn to separate yourself from objects that you rarely use to save space and refresh your interior..
Home decorating mistake to avoid n ° 4: painting your entire interior in one color
After talking about the organization of interior space and decorative objects, let us now move on to another very important aspect: the question of the choice of colors and their harmonization.
How to combine colors to avoid an atmosphere that is too banal
Regarding the paint color and, more generally, the shades used for a contemporary interior design, the most common mistake concerns the use of a single color for the paint but also for the decorative objects.
Decoration idea with neutral colors and green plants
This approach tends to create an atmosphere that is too uniform, even banal and not very interesting..
Wall decoration accessories and accents in natural materials
Get around this problem by focusing on a varied color palette that can be introduced using textiles (rugs, curtains, cushions, throws, etc.) but also with green plants, murals and any other accent that Please !
Mistake to avoid in the decorative design house n ° 5: too extensive wall decoration
The original wall decoration has the capacity to contribute enormously to our interiors. It expresses the personality of the inhabitants of the house and takes up little space, while helping us to reinforce the general atmosphere of the room. Without forgetting that the paintings and other wall decoration accessories contribute to the harmony of colors in the room !
Wall decoration table for a cooler interior
However, finding wall decor items can be a difficult task. And this is not because there is a lack of paintings and photos, but because just one piece of wall decoration can completely change the look of a room..
How to hang a designer painting on your walls
To enjoy a successful wall decoration, once again avoid accumulating too many objects on the vertical surfaces of your interior. Once you have decided which objects you want to keep, be sure to determine the height at which they will be hung: in most cases, the paintings will be hung at 1, 40 or 1.50 meters from the ground, which is considered the most comfortable solution for our eyes.
Home decoration mistake to avoid n ° 6: opt for a wall decoration with several frames of non-harmonized appearance
Contemporary wall decoration is often based on the accumulation of a whole series of photos or framed images. Pretty, this kind of decor gives the impression of a perfectly organized overall whole.
Wall decoration idea with multicolored frames in natural tones
But it could also cause you some worries, especially if you have decided to use several different types of frames (shape, color, size) in one and the same wall composition..
How to combine frames of various sizes and colors
Our advice in this regard: Unless you are really experienced in creating such compositions, combine identical frames..
Home decor mistake to avoid n ° 7: create an interior that lacks character
Home decor enthusiasts love to read advice from the pros and make it their goal to follow them to the letter. But trying to create a designer interior by following all the rules often results in a space that lacks personality..
Cozy and comfortable decor with textile accessories
Add more character to your living space by introducing objects that you care about and that make you feel comfortable. If you are unsure of the accessories and patterns to choose, locate a style of decoration that you like and use colors and objects typical of the latter.
Home decorating mistake # 8: ignoring the proportions of the space
Like architecture, interior design relies heavily on proportions. This is an aspect that is often forgotten but which can, on its own, give the impression of a space that is too crowded or a little too empty.
Arrange a proportionate space with classic shapes
In fact, to successfully design a perfectly harmonious interior, it is important to take into account the proportions and the way in which the various objects fit into the room compared to the rest of the decor. All interior spaces need proportionate decoration that is made up of small and large accessories.
Interior decoration mistake to avoid n ° 9: not having enough storage
Not having enough storage space for your home or for a particular area of it is the easiest way to end up having a home cluttered with objects lying around..
Choosing the right storage for the interior
In fact, many people consider that the presence of large storage units can weigh down their decor..
Practical home decoration storage furniture
But, in fact, it is better to have more storage than not to have enough.
Minimalist wall storage for entrance to house or villa
If you want to hide your furniture and blend it with your decor, try painting it in the same color you chose for your walls..
Home decorating mistake to avoid n ° 10: not paying attention to the choice of your curtains
Curtains are one of the most overlooked accessories in interior design. But, they tend to affect the color palette and proportions of the entire room, so curtains play a fairly important role..
Why are curtains important to your decor ?
This is why choosing curtains is not just about choosing a color and type of fabric; it is also about the height of the curtains, the patterns and how it all coexists with the rest of your decor.
Home decorating mistake to avoid n ° 11: having too many small floor mats
Floor mats are one of the inexpensive accessories that allow us to dress the floor of an interior space to make it more cozy or to add a few additional nuances.
What groundsheet for a space full of character ?
And it is precisely for this reason that floor mats are appearing more and more often in all the rooms of our homes, including the kitchen and the bathroom. And if choosing the color of a rug depends mainly on the palette of shades in the room, its size should be determined according to the type of space you are decorating..
Floor mat idea to harmonize colors in a Scandinavian-style space
Thus, a small rug for the dining room will have a different size compared to that for a bedroom or for a bathroom. Once again, it is mainly about respecting the proportions of the interior space !
Home decorating mistake to avoid n ° 12: do not use varied colors
As we said above, not using enough colors in your living space can result in a fairly mundane room.
How to pair neutral colors with pops of bright tones
Neutral colors are a classic and timeless option that you can bet on for a successful background. Add touches of brighter shades, according to your taste, to give your interior a designer look !
Home decor mistake to avoid n ° 13: not creating a cozy atmosphere
To create a more comfortable atmosphere, nothing better than to bet on a cozy atmosphere! Cushions, throws and other items pleasing to the eye and comfortable at the same time will be your essential friends to accomplish this mission !
Example of a cozy reading corner with comfortable accessories
Consider this kind of accessories even for the smallest corners of your living space, such as the reading corner in your bedroom or living room.
Cozy relaxation area and accessories
And do not hesitate to accumulate several small objects and textiles that make you happy !
Small zen space with Scandinavian armchair and cozy plaid
Home decor mistake to avoid n ° 14: let yourself be guided by trends without taking your preferences into account
Finally, remember that following the latest home decor design trends does not necessarily mean complying with rules that do not suit us !
Match colors with trendy metal accessories
Choose your decorative accessories carefully and always try to adapt them to your taste and preferences !
Decoration idea with designer accessories and cozy interior