Interior Talk

Interior mistakes everyone has committed


Most of us are what they call “impulsive buyers” and from that when someone buys impulsively something they usually think “Oh! This will look good in my living room” and when they reached home the ideal accessory turns out to be hideous wondering “Why did I buy this thing?”

You see, Decorating a space or interior designing takes a very keen and knowledgeable eye on everything. The designers carefully think what color goes on with a furniture or what lighting looks good in a specific room etc.

Here are samples of the most common interior design mistakes one makes.

Squeezing into something that doesn’t suit or fit well.

Furniture that is too small will make your room unbalanced and awkward and when it is too large, it will look cramped. To avoid buying the wrong piece of furniture make sure you measure the place and the furniture for it’s width, depth and it’s height, have it planned

and from there you’ll know what pieces you can adjust.

Poor lighting

Everybody knows this: “Lighting is key”. It is one of the most important element when you decor or design. Make sure you have a much needed natural light. Never ever block the natural light sources be it drapes or fancy accessories. Enhance it by placing mirrors to bounce the light across your source besides of course your artificial lights. If necessary, add dimmers when the light is too bright.


It’s always best to have your plan and budget ready. Of course you have to measure rooms as well as the furniture to be placed so it doesn’t have an awful feeling. Itemize every little expense that you can think of and breakdown what items you mostly need aside from the accents that you will place. A well decorated place is one that is curated over time.

Art pieces

Everyone can hang an art and make their entire room a gallery but it’s a mistake having an artwork positioned too high or in an obvious way. You can fix it by positioning the artwork in an unexpected location. The starting point of placing an artwork is at one’s eye level. Have fun with your arrangements-play it with their size, shape etc and avoid having it scaled so it doesn’t have to look like a boring art gallery.

Focal point

First is you should identify your focal point and understand what you’re trying to get across to its viewer. What does it do-does it entertain or trying to convey some information? You need to find key points in the room and allow it to stand out. You have to have your eye drawn on this part like for example an artwork and from there you can play some textures and shapes or colors, have it distribute to the other pieces of furniture or maybe treat this as an accent piece for the room.


When deciding on what color to paint your room, you pick one that’s based on a focal point-be it on your accent wall or stick to a more natural earthy tone in an over-all paint or if it doesn’t work, bring swatches of your furniture piece to the paint store so that it’s much easier to decide the color palette. You may bring several paint swatches home and test out shades of your preferred color before anything else. Take note that it is important to test it in a natural lighted part of the room to see the dryed out paint test when the day changes because it affects the color.




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