Most common mistakes in interior design

Most common mistakes in interior design

Mixing styles
When it comes to interior design, it’s easy to get carried away by fantasy and mix different styles. This is facilitated by a large number of materials, ideas, furniture and accessories. Unfortunately, in practice the results are lamentable. Living room in Scandinavian style, English kitchen and bedroom in regional style. Each of these rooms can look dazzling, provided it’s a single room. However, this will have a tragicomic effect if you make up a single apartment. When arranging the interior, look at it as a whole, and do not treat each room as a separate project, in which you can give vent to fantasy. Differentiation of materials is of course advisable because it separates the functions of different rooms, but the materials should still be consistent with each other. This principle should also be applied when purchasing equipment – furniture, lighting or even door fittings – handles, signs, locks or… lighting switches.
Blind trust in catalogues
We often treat catalogue inspirations as a determinant of an ideal apartment. At all costs, we may want to faithfully reproduce the project from the photo, moving it to our apartment. Then we forget about the fact that the interiors are to serve us. The choice of furniture or its arrangement should be a thoughtful action, not a quick decision taken on the basis of a nice photo from a magazine or the Internet.
Overwhelming colours
For some time now there has been a fashion for the use of strong and dark colors. And while they are perfect for accentuating small fragments of walls or elements of construction – such as columns, they are completely unsuitable for the role of the basic color of rooms. Dark rooms do not positively influence our mood. They evoke a sense of sleepiness, lack of hope, reluctance and demotivation. Bright colours optically enlarge the room, it is also easier to use them as a background for nice, colourful furniture.
Carpet? Let’s hope it’s not too small
In many interiors the use of carpets is completely overlooked. Where they appear, there is also another problem. It is often too small in relation to the room. The carpet is usually placed in the middle of the room, in front of the sofa. The golden rule when choosing the size of a carpet is that it should not be smaller than the width of the sofa. It can be wider or equal to the width of the sofa, but certainly not smaller.

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