If you’re not an interior designer, chances are that you don’t know the latest trends and the golden rules of interior design. Because of that, when people want to do everything by themselves, they can make mistakes. It’s not uncommon either, as a lot of people think that paying an interior decorator isn’t worth it and thus, they end up with an untasteful and impractical interior. Here are tips that you can use to avoid common interior design mistakes.
A lot of the time, when doing things on their own, people leave planning behind and do things ‘by heart’. It’s great if you have enough experience in interior decoration, but sadly most people don’t and what they end up with isn’t a properly functioning interior.
Common problems involve poor layouts of furniture, off-centred rooms and most of all – overcrowded and overstacked spaces. Furniture and items are pushed close to one another so much so that the space left for walking through is minimal, greatly diminishing the practicality of the home.
If an apartment, loft, condo or house is too dark (too little natural light, small windows, dark colours), well then, the problem is almost impossible to fix. If it’s too light, you can add one or two small accents and balance everything out.
Always keep in mind that light is easy to work with!
Wood is very common in interiors. While mostly used for flooring and furniture, it can also be applied to a plethora of other areas. However, keep in mind that wood has to have appropriate conditions 24/7, otherwise it can rot, and in the long-run – require costly renovations.
There’s an alternative if you want wood, however. Shou Sugi Ban is processed wood that has been treated with fire. It looks much more premium than regular timber and has a more distinct colour palette. Hop on to degmeda.eu to find out more about charred spruce or other types of charred wood.