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How to avoid 10 mistakes in interior design

Many of those who are engaged in their own design planning a house or apartment, come to the conclusion that some things turned out not such as they were at the beginning.

We selected 10 of the most common mistakes made during the repair, and most importantly, show you how to avoid or correct, if after all they are still allowed.

1. Boring monotonous colors

Some people are so cautious with the color thatresult is uninteresting, almost monochrome interior. This happens most often with colors such as brown, camel, beige, green, gray.

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Do not be afraid to bring color accents, of course,moderate amounts, but still add bright colors to dilute the boring monotony of the same color. If you want to design in one color, try to use several shades of the same color and use as accents bright decor and furnishings.

2. Looks nice, but uncomfortable and impractical

Sometimes you want to use some interiordaring and original solutions, such as the chair intricately shaped canopy over the bed, a set of designer chairs, a sofa with an unusual mechanism of transformation or toilet intricate shapes. Unfortunately, very often it turns out that things that look nice, in fact, turn out to be quite uncomfortable.


Before you buy such things, it is important to be aware that they will be used for several years, and how would you not want it, but if they are inconvenient to use, you still have to part with them.

Before buying any thing in the house,be sure to try them. Sit in a chair or at the chosen table, lie down on the bed, visual try on how you will use this or that thing. Always do this with a discount for many hours constant use.

3. Too intricate layout

Wrong planning of the house or apartment - moreone very common problem. First of all, this is due to the fact that the room is trying to add rooms that do not match the size of the total area. For example, initially a large hallway is laid in the plan, so you have to reduce other rooms. After that, it turns out that the area of ​​the hallway is not used, and in other rooms the additional meters would simply be irreplaceable. And the layout in this case refers not only to the size of the rooms, but also to the further placement of furniture, sanitary ware, etc. in them. It is very important that all rooms and its elements comply with the rules of ergonomics and in the future do not cause any inconvenience.

How to warn themselves from these errors? It is necessary to think about the apartment plan in advance all the details. The designer's job is just to see the space of an apartment or house in general, and then to organize it in the details.

Therefore, we strongly recommend that you hireinterior designer, at least for the redevelopment stage, as it will help you avoid mistakes in the layout of the apartment. If you come for the plan itself, checks should all change in scale, walk themselves to measure their steps and construction tape, or better yet, to outline objects masking tape to clearly see how much space they will occupy.

4. Improper lighting

Improperly planned lighting - oftenencountered an error. Moreover, the problem may lie in insufficient or too bright at the consecration, and in his wrong location when part of the lighting will not be used at all, while in other places it is not to be missed.

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Pre-think over the scheme of light useseveral types of lighting - chandeliers, spotlights, wall lamps, table lamps, floor lamps. And besides, install multiple operating modes of illumination, or simply select the switch with the function of the light intensity adjustment. And in places where you read, install additional lamps or luminaires.

5. The subject does not fit into the overall picture

The furnishings and decor can be incredibly beautiful in itself, but as a whole out of the general picture of the interior, thus creating dissonance in combination with each other subjects.
Before buying a particular piece of furniture or decor, imagine it at home, in an atmosphere of an apartment or house close to all the other objects.

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6. Pile of objects in the room

For quite a long time to designthe interior was dominated by the principle of minimalism, but not in the style of the concept, and the concept of utility, that is, using only the most necessary items. Other furniture that may be required for a party or friendly get-togethers can be stored in specially designated places for this function. In addition, the pile of unnecessary items is not just spoils the appearance of the premises, but also hinders free movement around the house, which is especially important for families with young children.

Better buy some really stylish,suitable seats than seats set only because of the fact that there is more seats. In this case it is very useful folding chairs or small stools - it is convenient and compact. The same applies to folding tables, their choice is huge. Designers and engineers are constantly developing new and new mechanisms of transformation tables. There are even some models that folded ever think that they can comfortably sit 12 people at the table. Such are the simple solutions will help you save space and does not clutter the room with unnecessary objects at the moment.


7. Improper high art

This error concerns art thaton so many original and self-sufficient, that simply can not be combined with other home furnishings. It can be a picture as too large for the size of the picture, and the items that just do not fit into the overall style of the house, as a portrait of the Renaissance in the interior of high-tech.

The big picture or the whole composition of theseveral paintings, sculptures and statues, are the subject of a very self-sufficient, vibrant, and therefore require a large and space. Be very careful with such purchases, which certainly are beautiful and deserve attention, but only fit into the interior in the same style and the corresponding area. Art objects of this kind is best to decorate the large, spacious apartments and houses.

8. Improperly selected wall decoration

This error is very topical at the time ofdecoration, when it is necessary to update the paint or wallpaper on the walls. When the work is finished and you have made all the furniture back, it turns out that the color or shade of the new wallpaper does not fit into the furniture or, even worse, they are in opposite colors.


Before repairs refer to the designer or the colorist that he advised you to a suitable wall decoration, or advance independently choose a new color of the walls in view of your furniture and decor.

9. Furniture strictly along the walls

Using furniture, in particular cabinets, cupboardsand cabinets along the walls - a long-standing method of furniture remaining from the time of the USSR. But how ridiculous it looks great room where all the furniture is exposed along the walls, as in the store. Now it is very fashionable large zoned space and place in a large room several zones, for example, living room and hallway. This method of home plan is very convenient as it saves space due to the scale of the zoning.

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10. Confusion in styles

This error is very common, becausea simple man in the street is very difficult to navigate in all interior styles and immediately determine what the object to which the style belongs. That is why, in many apartments can be found just a tasteless mixture of a number.



If you are engaged in arrangement of furniture in the apartment, do not be lazy to look through the books on the history of art and interior design.
Of course, there is such a style as eclectic,which is a mix of several styles, but to create a truly stylish eclectic design is very difficult. Try not to take risks with a mixture of styles and stick with one style you selected.

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