A massive reason a handful of people don't get around to going through with a decorating job is because they are afraid to make a costly mistake. Our Interior Designers have put together a list of a few major design mistakes that can affect your whole project. Read these for guidance and ideas, and then seek an interior designer who is in the right frequency with your vision and can help make your dreams a reality.
Choosing Paint Before Anything Else While paint is in a variety of ways is one of the greatest parts of your design (specifically in terms of pure square footage), that doesn't mean it should necessarily be the first thing you pick. For example, the well-coordinated furnishings and decor in this room could work with an assortment of paint colors. The Solution: Our Interior Designers say that once you've settled on some of your essential fabric furnishings (rugs, pillows, draperies, upholstery), it is relatively seamless to pick a coordinating color from a fan deck or pair of paint chips. Finding fabrics you really love after already committing to a paint scheme is much harder.
Purchasing Furniture Without Measuring
It is hard to judge the scale of furniture when it is sitting on a huge showroom floor. That's why homeowners are sometimes shocked to find that the stunning sectional or coffee table they saw in a showroom appears as though it takes up the whole room when it's sitting in their living room. The Solution: If you understand what exact measurements you're searching for, you can let the actual numbers guide you when your eyes may be playing tricks. Measure (or even mark with tape) the area available for each major piece so that you can figure out an acceptable size range. Make sure to bring these measurements with you when furniture shopping and try and stick to them. If you fall in love with something out of your size range, ask if it comes in an assortment of sizes, or have it measured and bring the measurements home to tape off in your space to make certain it's a size you are happy with.
Shopping in Just One Shop
One-stop shopping is all the rage these days, but furnishing your entire home (or even just one room) from the same store generally tends to result in a not as interesting visual story than taking some time to shop around.
The Solution: Our Interior Designers suggest you attempt boutiques that carry a variety of design lines, or even online stores that draw from different manufacturers and brands. This way, even if you have one specific style or period, your home still won't appear cookie-cutter.
Another solution is to work with an interior designer. These pros have access to an assortment of goods and custom choices.