Home Interior Design – Five Common Mistakes
Every time people think of home interior design, they will think of hiring an interior designer. Hiring a professional can be really expensive, but now you can easily transform your home into your dream home with minimal budget. But in order to do that, you need to avoid these five common interior design mistakes:
1. Furnish more than one room
It is important that you measure the dimensions of the room you want to furnish before purchasing any pieces of furniture. People tend to buy furniture that is too big for the room, which will make it feel cramped and crowded. Try to limit the number of pieces in the room.
2. Hanging the artwork too high on the wall
Do not hang paintings or pictures too high, they should be hung at about eye level. But of course the eye level is different for different people. The rule of thumb is to hang the artwork 66″-72″ (165-180cm) from the floor. If the artwork is large, you can hang it higher, but still around the middle of the wall. If you want to hang a picture above the sofa, the bottom of the frame should be 6″-8″ (15-20cm) above the piece of furniture.
People often keep things they don’t really use and sometimes leave things all over the room. You definitely don’t want a room that looks messy or stuffy. Try to get rid of unwanted or unused items and store things you want to keep in a box or other storage unit. You will be amazed at how spacious your room is.
4. Quantity versus quality
When decorating your home interior, more stuff doesn’t necessarily mean better. It is important to get only what you absolutely love and avoid cheap art. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it should be the best you can afford. Quality artwork or furniture will last longer and have good resale value if you choose to sell it later.
5. Insufficient lighting
People rarely pay attention to the lighting in a room and tend to use only one overhead light source. You should use several light sources instead. They are not only for lighting purposes but can also help create atmosphere in a room. You can add some table lamps in your office to read books or a chandelier in the living room for a luxurious atmosphere.