spacious living room with large window

Beautiful homes make you feel fresh and relaxed after a long, tiring day. Interior designers are professionals who help you to design and decorate your home and turn it into a heavenly place to live in. Being an interior decorator is a tough task. You have to be creative, wise, and foresighted. But sometimes even experienced professionals commit silly mistakes. So, if you are planning to be an interior designer, to adopt it as a profession or just want to do it for a hobby, avoid these mistakes which generally interior designers can make.

In this post I describe common mistakes that you might make and how to fix them; this blog is part of my simple decorating tips if you want to learn more about home and decorating tips. These decorating mistakes that you might be making are ones that most interior designers have made in the past and learned from. I have a graphic design background and have used basic color theory and basic design theory essentials, and transferred them to my home decorating.

Ignoring the Client’s Choice

Usually, interior designers are professionals and have years of experience in decorating different types of houses. They have their own choices, tastes, and insights. On the other hand, every client has his or her own desires. Interior designers should prioritize the client’s choice over their own experience. Ignoring the client’s color and taste preferences results in dissatisfaction on the part of your client. So, always put the client’s preferences and choices in the forefront during the decoration process.

interior designer consulting with client in high-rise

Cluttered Decoration

It is no secret that everyone loves to have a spacious house. A house cluttered with furniture and decorations that leave no space for the doors to open freely or that you might bang your knees into while walking would not be ideal. Interior designers should consider the space available in the house and then choose the furniture and other accessories for the house. Again, consulting your client is a must.

very cluttered dorm room

Excessively Bright Colors

Interior designers are appointed to decorate your home and office, but the décor and color scheme are matter of personal choice. Picking the right combination of colors is essential. Some people like bright colors while some love light and dull colors.

Adding unnecessary or undesired brightness to the home may make the house excessively bright. It might even require your clients to use sunglasses inside the house. The color choice should be based on the location of the house and availability of external light.

man painting walls and interior doorway in dark color

Forgetting The Ceiling

The scope of an interior design typically includes the walls, furniture, and curtains, but what is often missed is the ceiling. The ceiling is the part of the house and hence should also be decorated well. Whether your client prefers POP designs or others, you should consider it as part of the home and decorate it attractively.

empty room with bare walls and ceiling

Only Showing Off

Furniture or other items placed only for showing off or simply to add the beauty of the house might not sound great for your client. Today people want beauty combined with utility. Suppose a coffee table is so beautiful with different designer layers but can’t be used for storing old books. On the other hand, a less ornate coffee table might not look as pretty but can give you space to store things. So, when choosing the furniture or accessories in home decoration, interior designers should think about its usability.

man eating fruit at glass table

Hanging Your Curtains Too Low

Making your home decor is hanging your curtains low, based on the average person’s height. If you hang your curtains at too low a level, it makes your ceilings seem lower, and it makes your windows shrink. In my blog I will show you how to hang your drapes properly and how you can fix this problem by hanging your curtains closer to the ceiling.

layer of thick purple drapes

Forgetting to Install Steel Buildings for Additional Storage

Many people require extra space to store additional items or old belongings. Steel buildings are an optimum choice for extra storage. Steel structures are advanced technologically, are economical, and aesthetically attractive to meet the demands of the modern design and construction environment. Most leading interior decorators say about metal building solutions like steel garages, steel carports, and steel sheds; These steel structures fulfill your storage needs.

Choosing the Wrong Size of Furniture

One of the major mistakes of interior designers is choosing the wrong size of furniture for your space. It can make your room feel really out of proportion if you choose furniture that’s too large or too small for your area. How to fix this is to make sure that you measure your space before you select furniture for your room. You can draw a floorplan of your space and make little replicas of your furniture even with paper or on the computer, to see how well it will fit.

green sofa and wooden side chairs in front of a brick wall

Over Accessorizing

Putting too much in one room is something that I tend to do. It makes the room look cluttered and confused. Here’s one way you can fix this problem: you can put everything that you think you might want to put in your area, take a photo of your space, and remove what you think doesn’t necessarily go with your decor or adds too much clutter. I like taking photos of my room because, for some reason, that makes me have more of an objective perspective of my space.

large living room filled with antique furniture

Not Investing in Timeless Neutral Pieces

Some basic home décor items, in whites and neutral colors, are a good investment. If you are getting a large sofa, for example, or some expensive sheets, getting those in a neutral color like white or off-white is going to save you money. You are going to be able to use items for a long time, and they are going to match any color scheme and decor trend that might come along.

Hanging Your Art at The Wrong Height

A common mistake when you decorate your home is hanging your art at the wrong height. You want to make sure that your artwork is at gallery wall height; so basically, the center of the piece should be about five feet off the ground. People often hang their art way too high or too low, and that throws off the scale of your room. If you have it about five to five and a half feet from the floor, the center of the artwork will make you feel like it’s an excellent height. It’s appealing because people can see the artwork nicely, and it’s just an excellent height for artwork to be displayed as a decorative addition to the room.

room with abstract paintings on walls

Using Wrong Color Combinations

One of the major decorating mistakes interior designers can make is using the wrong colors. Using colors that clash doesn’t work. I covered all of this on my last blog about color theory and home decor, how to match color together, whether using a contrasting color scheme and a knowledge color scheme or just a beautiful neutral color scheme.

Decorating for Someone Else

If you are doing home decoration for someone else and not for yourself then following home decor trends is a good policy. But if you’re decorating your own home, for yourself and your family, then just decorate your home in a way that works for you and your family.  No matter what the trends are, no matter what your friends are doing, no matter what other interior designers are doing that you see on their websites, doesn’t matter. If you like purple, go ahead and use that color in your home decor whether it’s trending or not. If you love a lot of comfy cozy pieces use those even if more formal and structured pieces are trending. Make sure that your home is your representation of you. You have to live there so decorate for you.

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