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You can detect the imbalance or mismatching in a space. But pinpointing the actual problem and knowing how to fix it is more complex. Homeowners often try to recreate a look they’ve seen elsewhere, in a catalog or online when figuring out what colors to paint a room, what flooring to choose, and how to arrange the furniture. But after doing the renovations, and when the finished design doesn’t evoke the same feeling, they wonder why. Most of the time, the problem is just a simple interior design mistake. This error can be easily corrected.

1.  Get the right rug for your interior design

Rugs have the ability to define and separate living areas. Because of that, the rug in a family room or a living room should be large enough for the front legs of the chairs and sofa to rest on it. Due to this factor, the living room rug should be at least 8-feet-by-10-feet in size, or larger. Using an undersized or skimpy rug is sure to make the space feel uncomfortable and barren.

Interior design rug
Interior design rug (Source home-designing.come)

2.  Ditch the Dark Lampshades to brighten your interior design

When dark lampshades are used, they can cast harsh shadows on walls and give rooms a dreary feel. The worse thing is they’re magnets for dust. You can switch your dark lampshades and consider having light-colored ones that match the lighter colors in your décor.

Bright Lampshade for interior
Bright Lampshade for interior (Source decoist.com)

3. Mix Family Photos

Family photo in your living room interior
Family photo in your living room interior (Source realliving.com)

A single wedding or family photo strategically placed on a dresser will add beauty to a room. But creating gallery walls of family photos is definitely a poor design strategy. At the same time, removing family photos is especially important if you plan on putting your house on the market. This is because, rather than making a room look chic, they just make it look cluttered. You can still enjoy your treasured photos if stored safely in a photo album.

4.  Diversify Fabric Design  for interior

During the 1970s, it was all about using identical fabric on curtains, sofas, chairs, and pillows. But, that sort of design overkill can be visually overwhelming making the homeowners feel tired in a way. A better option is to choose a fabric design you really like and use it for just one item. It can be the curtains, the upholstered furniture, or even a bed comforter to create a focal point in the room. Then, for the other fabric items, select colors and designs that complement the focal point. Always make sure that these don’t distract from it.

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Blue bedroom interior décor
Blue bedroom interior décor (Source Pinterest)

5.  Can the Collection 

Collecting items can be fun. A set of three ceramic roosters on a counter can add color and whimsy to a kitchen. But 30 ceramic roosters crowded on every available shelf and surface will make the room feel disorderly and crowded. You can consider selling or donating collections that have grown in size over the years. Then you can give your rooms a clean spacious look and feel.

make no design mistakes with decoration
make no design mistakes with decoration (Source wordpress.com)

6.  Forget Fads

It is known that trendy design choices often don’t stand the test of time. When it comes to decorating and furnishing your home, you are allowed to go ahead and have some fun. Remember to avoid popular fads, such as bold-colored carpeting or high-contrast accent walls that can quickly make a room look dated.

Ignoring Fads for  bedroom
Ignoring Fads for bedroom design (Source decorilla.com/)

7.  Lift Your Defenses

Some home owners have the habit of covering furniture and other items to protect them from scratches and stains. This might prolong their useful life, that’s true. But it can make rooms feel heavy and dreary. Oversized tablecloths, runners on dressers and sideboards, quilted covers on appliances, and plastic upholstery covers are not going to boost the design appeal of your home. Instead, you can treat upholstery with a fabric protectant such as Scotchguard. You can use placemats on the dining table only when you eat, and stash the toaster in a cabinet if you don’t want it to be seen. 

8.  Curtain call

Long curtains that puddle on the floor can add a complete feeling to a large room. On the other hand, too-long draperies are not vacuum-friendly. They tend to gather dust from the floor. A better option is to hang curtains so the bottom hem is about 1/2-inch above the flooring. The curtains will stay cleaner and look sharper. You’ll be less likely to step on the fabric and tear the curtains off their rods.

Curtains
Curtains well suited (Source Good Housekeeping)

9.  Balance the interior design of your Bedroom

Balanced interior bedroom
Balanced interior with (Source goodhousekeeping.com)

When you purchase a complete set of bedroom furniture, most probably you’ll receive a bed, a nightstand, and one or two dressers. A nightstand on just one side of a bed can make a bedroom look lopsided and uncomfortable. When buying bedroom furniture, purchase an extra matching nightstand. You can put one on each side of the bed.

10.   Fit the Furniture to the interior Space

When you are crowding a large sofa and overstuffed recliners into an apartment-size living room, it will make the space feel cramped and confined. Make a to-scale floor plan of the room and sketch in furniture arrangements before shopping for furniture, until you find a pleasing configuration. Make a note of how different sized pieces affect the design.

 furniture fit in place
furniture fit in place (Source amazon.com)

 

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