Each person, engaged in renovation or redevelopment, strives to make the home cozy, comfortable, meeting expectations. Therefore, for decorating the house, professional designers are hired to help transform even a boring home. However, this is not a guarantee of a successful and thoughtful renovation: often it is the designers who cause errors that spoil the impression of the room.
Popular mistakes encountered in interior decoration
Decorating a house or apartment is a complex process that professionals trust. But what are the popular mistakes they make and how to avoid it?
The first and most gross mistake is the lack of a work plan. Before you start creating an interior design, you need to create a plan, and not one, but several. This will allow you to imagine how the room will look after finishing and placing the furniture, and will give an idea of how else you can place items in order to win more free space.
The lack of a plan also leads to the placement of objects in such a way that they interfere with each other. For example, lamps can rest against cabinets or shelves, and sockets are half-covered by sofas and other furnishings.
Style mismatch is a common problem when working with designers. When choosing an authentic style, for example, Mexican, Provence, hi-tech and others, it is important to make sure that the professional has the appropriate work experience and interior design in a similar direction. Otherwise, you can end up with not a high-quality design, but chaos, made up of a mix of popular styles and trends that do not fit together.
A common mistake when choosing finishing materials is color matching. Even in minimalist renovations, designers often commit excessive use of the same color, as a result of which the interior looks scanty and lifeless. Even white-painted walls and ceilings can sparkle with new colors if you add bright baseboards, paintings to them, or make one of the surfaces accent and bright.
The complete opposite of this is bloating and excessive brightness, an abundance of colors and solutions in the interior of one room. The use of more than three or four shades in a room will lead to quick fatigue from such an interior, not perceiving it as a whole.
Another mistake a designer makes is to forget about the quality of decorative plaster. In pursuit of a reduction in the price of repair work or an attempt to fit into the employer's budget, every second designer forgets that finishing materials must be of high quality and durable. Choosing a cheap plaster is a bad decision, because in a few years it will crumble and crack.
Every thing should be in its proper place. A competent designer will think over the placement of all pieces of furniture - from shelves to cabinets and small details. The error here may lie in their absence or improper installation, operation. For example, when small shelves under the ceiling are conceived by a designer for storing items of first use, at a time when they are used to store accessories or infrequently used items.
Another mistake is not to take into account the dimensions of the room when ordering furniture in the salon. In the showroom, manufacturers showcase the best possible placement of goods, but for the beauty it is easy to forget that the sofa may be too large to fit in your own living room. To do this, the designer needs to create a layout for all items, including even the smallest of them.
Incorrect placement is a popular design sin. Modern fashion dictates the rules according to which sofas and beds should not be located under the wall. Following this, designers forget that many houses are equipped with an old layout, where it is impossible to use such a technique. Placing a sofa in the middle of a small, square room is not only an inconvenience, but also a gross mistake. Avoiding wall support with furniture can be carried out in open spaces with a large footage.
Designers also forget that on paper a project may look stylish and beautiful, but after implementation it will be non-functional. This is especially true for furniture coatings. Soft, plush, with a unique texture - beautiful to look at, but difficult to clean. For inexpensive repairs or owners who do not like frequent cleaning, such a solution will be a minus, not a plus.
Among the most common mistakes are improperly working with lighting or ignoring it. The exposed light is a guarantee of an improved appearance of decorative paint, plaster and furniture. The main mistake is choosing the wrong light source, its brightness and installation location. Optimally, there should be about three light sources in the zones at different heights, contributing to the illumination of the space for different needs (reading, cooking, receiving guests).
Another mistake is the overabundance of decorative elements. This applies to paintings, figurines, decorative items of any shape and size. An excessive amount of detail in a room scatters attention, makes the interior overloaded, chaotic. Therefore, it is better to buy one large interior decor than several smaller ones.
The opposite is the lack of decor. If the design renovation does not include the style of minimalism or functionalism, attention should be paid to interior accessories. Their lack makes the space empty and impersonal, cold, without a sense of habitation.
Many designers sin with the use of artificial plants in their decoration to take up space or in case the client does not like fresh flowers. This solution looks ridiculous and is nothing more than a dust collector. They are primarily striking, do not look environmentally friendly and do not create a feeling of unity with nature and closeness to it.
How to avoid mistakes in decor and interior design
To get rid of common mistakes and make your interior distinctive and thoughtful, you need to pay attention to the following nuances:
1. Hire only a professional designer with a wide portfolio and positive reviews;
2. To clearly and distinctly draw up a technical assignment and fill out the documentation with a specialist;
3. Insist on creating a plan, diagram and visualization (even several options) in order to estimate in advance how the renovation will look like;
4. Be present at the selection and purchase of finishing and other materials, controlling their quality and variety;
5. Use the "designer's supervision" service to be present at all stages of the renovation work.
And in order to avoid problems at the finishing stage, choose high-quality wall and floor coverings from Elf Decor. In our showroom or salon of partners, you can easily choose the option you like and first estimate how it looks after application.
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