6 Interior Decoration Mistakes Every Homeowner Should Avoid

We all want our homes to look decorative and elegant. The only problem is we are no experts in designing the interior­s. As a result, we take the strain and pour money, but the design ends up being just average.

You can go ahead and hire a professional interior decoration agency, but be ready to lose a great deal of money because such agencies don’t charge a dime. The most plausible solution is to decorate your home’s interior yourself, but like a pro.

How’s that possible?

Following interior decoration tips helps, but so does avoiding the mistakes. These two are actually linked. There’s no end to tips and advice. Following them all is neither feasible nor desirable. But some homeowners attempt that and in the end, mess up everything.

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In this article, I’ll list down the mistakes that they need to avoid. Assuming you are a homeowner, pay attention to the tips that the following list includes:

Not making a budget

It’s essential to make a budget so that you can stay away from impulse buys. The term refers to purchasing stuff without making a prior plan. Such purchases can make your house crowded with plenty of redundant items, and you later find it difficult to put them in place.

You can avoid problems such as this when you make a budget. The benefit of keeping a budget is you can easily figure out when impulse purchases exceed your budget. The moment, it is exceeded, you’d put a leash on your spending. This way, you can cut down on unnecessary items and declutter your interior.

Hanging items properly

Paintings hanging on the wall make the interior look more appealing. But oftentimes, they are not hung properly, which results in the interior decoration looking unimpressive. You surely don’t want your guests bending their bodies to appreciate your artistic sense, do you? So make sure you hang the items accurately. If you think you need tips for this, here they are.

Another mistake is hanging decor items from the wrong sides of the wall. Select those areas that have oils marks in them or where the plaster has scuffed away.

Not bringing a symmetry

According to scientists, human beings have an innate predilection towards symmetry. We prefer things that are symmetrical over things that are asymmetrical. Apply this principle to home interior decoration, and you’ll get an idea of the mistakes that you’ve been committing all along.

Does your existing design look symmetric? Is the placement of the teak storage box okay? Are the wall decor items looking out of the place? Anything that hurts the symmetrical aspect of the interior should be shown a red flag. Even the most simplistic design can appear attractive if it’s symmetrical.

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Not making priorities

Designing the interior requires you to make a list of priorities. Why is it necessary? Because if the furniture color doesn’t match the wall paint, or if the decoration highlights one particular aspect and ignores other aspects, it won’t be symmetric.

For example, if you paint the walls first and then shop for the fabric and upholstery, you may have to turn your back on them if they don’t match the color on the walls. So be on the safe and buy fabric and upholstery first, and then paint your walls, so the color of the wall match that of the fabric and the upholstery.

Your interior has a character

That’s right! bring it out. Interior decoration helps you in this pursuit. It’s like an attractive person wearing not-so-attractive clothes. Had the person worn fancy clothes, he would have looked ten times more attractive.

The routine mistakes when designing the interior includes forcibly trying to match everything. Remember, two things are symmetrical doesn’t mean they are matching; it means one complements the other. For example, if you have a wooden floor, place patio cushion storage on it because the two would look compatible, and your interior would have a “wooden” character.

Too much experiments with color

Minor experiments with colors are okay, but going overhead may hurt. There are some important things to bear in mind before you paint your walls. For example, when you paint two walls of a room in seafoam green and two walls in merigold, it brings an elegant contrast, and at the same time, retains symmetry. But if you paint all four walls in four different colors, the room might look out of place.

Do experiment with colors, but don’t overdo it. Colors in the four walls should complement each other, not create contrast. Don’t go for loud colors, soothing colors are best for the eyes and for the mind as well.

Affordable and soothing design

It’s possible when you pay heed to the six tips described above. At the same time, feel free to experiment on your own. This way, you won’t have to spend much and yet make your home look attractive.

Erin Emanuel