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Guest Post:  5 Don’ts of Interior Design

Guest Post: 5 Don’ts of Interior Design

You often hear what you SHOULD do when designing a room, but all too often designers forget to warn you about the things you should NOT do in a space.  Read on for some great tips from Chris Stanbridge…

Interior design is not a set of rules set in stone, but it is rather a combination of guidelines and tips people should follow in order to make their homes more comfortable and more appealing. When decorating your home, there are many things you should pay attention to, as making mistakes in interior design can have expensive and complicated consequences. Here you will be able to read about some of the most common don’ts of interior design.

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Never Follow Interior Design Tips and Advice Blindly

One of the most common mistakes people make when decorating their home is following the tips and advice they find online without even thinking about them for a minute. This is hardly ever a good idea because every home is unique, and there are few tips that will be perfect for each and every home. Also, you should always add some of your own ideas into your interior design projects, as this adds a much needed touch of personality to your home.

Do Not Ignore the Importance of Colors

Each and every color in your interior design stands for something, and you should do some research in order to arrange the colors in your home in a way that will be both pleasing to the eye and practical. For instance, light color tones are good for reading rooms and bathrooms, as these areas in your home need a lot of light. On the other hand, your living room can be painted a darker color tone, as this can bring a note of elegance to the room.

living room lighting

Do Not Overstuff Your Rooms with Furniture

A room that is overstuffed with furniture is not only unpractical, but it is also very unpleasant to spend time in. Aside from this, too much furniture is also bad because it causes a room to get cluttered very quickly and easily. Therefore, the only furniture you should have in your home is the furniture you will actually need on a regular basis.

Never Ignore the Significance of Details

Interior design is not only about making your home comfortable, but you should also make sure to include some decorations in order to enhance the look of your home. So, buy a few different small accessories for your mantle, walls, coffee table, corners of your rooms, and so forth. These details will really make your home interior complete.

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Do Not Settle for Low Light Levels

Low light levels are not only unpleasant, but they are also unsafe and can cause headaches and unnecessary eyestrain. This is why lighting design needs to be important in your interior design project, and you should make sure you have enough lighting fixtures. When you are designing your home lighting, strategically place lighting fixtures throughout your home, so as to achieve ample light levels in every room.

Chris enjoys blogging about decoration and interior design. A specialist in French provincial kitchen design, Chris has published numerous articles on various design blogs. Aside from blogging, Chris run his own interior design consultancy.

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