We are human and we make mistakes, but in decoration, most of them can be avoided, since decisions are made cold, with planning and a goal. The reward: there are no unpleasant surprises and a top interior design. The house never begins with the roof, but if it is too late, it can almost always be rectified. Find out what is usually done wrong with this selection of the most frequent deco-errors.
TOO MUCH MAKEUP
Interesting walls vs saturation
Multiple walls painted in super intense colors cause eyestrain. Repeating the same decorative resource in different rooms of the house does not decorate … it tires. The same happens with decorative painting techniques, resorting to more than three? in an 80 m2 house, it is excessive … The solution for those who want to enhance the walls: the alternation of ideas/resources. In addition to painting, there are wallpapers, wall murals, large-format photography, backlit panels, deco collages with sun mirrors or other designs, types of vinyl, paintings, posters, a handmade composition, oversized letters, phrases. .. Something essential in the case of painting: try various shades in situ, depending on the natural/artificial light in the room. Interior design, Egue and Seta. On-wall, wallpaper, by Coordonné. Sofa, upholstered in leather, and coffee table, by Bianca Bosman. Cushions by Lu Ink. Carpet, by Francisco Cumellas. Pavement, of Hydraulic Space.
Warm, nuanced, and decorative lighting vs. annoying and unflattering lighting
Illuminate and illuminate are different things. Lighting a room has little in common with lighting a storage room, for example. Among the most common mistakes, placing the ceiling lamp and forgetting everything else. The stage effect of powerful ceiling lighting is annoying and unflattering. The solution: multipurpose lighting, which adapts to the various activities that are carried out. It is essential to have several strategically placed light points that help create an atmosphere. Combine different types of lighting, general, ambient and specific: ceiling, table, floor, enhancement … and install dimmers or dimmers, to create an intimate, suggestive atmosphere … Decoration, MA studio + one interior design. Tom Dixon Beat Light suspension lamps from Light Years. Table and chairs, by Habitat.
Fluid circulation vs passage areas with barriers and impassable
This error and the previous one happen when the furniture has been chosen “by eye”, without taking exact measurements or making a detailed plan. It also appears every time you try to apply at home the distribution that you liked so much in someone else’s home, usually in a magazine. You must always make a comfortable space to circulate, without barriers. The solution: when you have thought about a distribution, check that the usual areas of passage are clear, especially the area near the doors. Functional distribution is key. Renovation and interior design of the Arkittec studio, where the oval and gold mirror comes from. Lacquered chest of drawers, from Europe 20.
CHOOSE BAD SIZE
Carpet that looks vs carpet too small
In rugs for the living area, the ideal is that the furniture touches some part of the area covered by the carpet. What happens when the purchased rug is small? The carpet is placed, the furniture ends up being too close together, more than desired, and the atmosphere is crowded. The solution is to measure the space to find a carpet of the right size and shape. Carpets, from The Rug Company, at BSB.
THAT SOFA THAT DOES NOT FIT …
Planning vs misuse of space
What do we mean? It’s simple; to ignore the measurements of the room. Before acquiring furniture, both basic and auxiliary, you have to measure and take into account the surface and floor of that room, the location of radiators, windows, sockets … And also habits. A sofa that does not fit where you had thought is a mistake as important as launching into buying a spectacular dining table, but too huge when there are only four of you and you don’t usually have guests. Decoration, Lucas y Hernández-Gil Studio. Ground sofa, by Flexform. Pillows and blanket, by Missoni.
CABLES UP TO SOUP
A techno home without cables vs cables everywhere
A spectacular flat-screen TV, impressive audio equipment and, almost, the best computer on the market. And what do you see? Cables everywhere … ruining the decor. Hiding or concealing all the cables of electronic devices is not an impossible mission. The strips should be a stopgap solution. What can be done? For example, the next time you go to paint, take the opportunity to scratch and modify plugs and connections. If you prefer, here you have another option: anchor plasterboard or MDF plate to the partition, plan the location of the plugs, and make the holes for the connection of each appliance. In this area of the living room, with the legendary Charles & Ray Eames chaise-longue, edited by Vitra, next to the large window, a flat-screen TV from Samsung was installed; an audio system, by Bang & Olufsen and a suspended module to place other systems, such as DVD, magazines, controls … The floor lamp is from Artemide.
THE COMPLETE LOT
Decorate with a fusion of styles vs furnish with furniture set
Buy the complete living room with the same design and materials / finishes, do the same with the matching dining room and the identical bedroom … Decorating and furnishing are different things. Furnishing a house with the complete furniture set creates a showcase effect, the antithesis of a home, right? That is, anyone can buy the set and have the same space. The homogeneity, in decoration, is boring, monotonous, and impersonal, your house could be more like a franchise or a hotel. Is what you want? The fusion of styles, the mixture of signature designs, with auction pieces and furniture of different styles and origins are in fashion and create more vivid, personal, and welcoming environments. Decoration, Mill-House study. Next to the American oak desk, the Comeback chair, by Patricia Urquiola for Kartell, inspired by the Windsor armchair.
DECORATING IS FOR THE BRAVE
Value vs afraid
Stage fright isn’t just for actors. It is common to feel afraid to decorate and have doubts about the end result when you decorate your own home. It is also common for this to tend towards a standard and impersonal decoration, which does not provoke any feeling of affinity and well-being in your own home. If there is an attractive piece for yourself, but that would be eccentric for the rest, why not dare? If you’ve always liked it, as they would say in English, go for it! Remembering who lives in the house and who should feel comfortable in it is essential. The bed, made with various metal scaffolds, is the Úsame design, as the table lamp. The nightstand is lined with recycled cans. Bedding, by Filocolore.
FOLLOW THE DECORATION TRENDS AT THE FOOT OF THE LETTER
The most important thing is to ask yourself what you really like, look for a decoration that leaves you really satisfied and that talks about you, the best-decorated spaces are those with style and personal stamp and ignore the social norms and trends that tend to change after the season.
HANGING THE ART PIECES WRONG
A common mistake is to choose the wrong location in the house, sometimes it is hung closer to the ceiling than to the furniture below, or a very small piece is placed on a very large wall, leaving a visual sensation of emptiness; the best option is that they are at eye level. The ideal is to choose the space that needs more life and in which you spend more time such as living rooms, dining rooms, or bedrooms.