There’s a lot of advice on the internet when it comes to interior design, but not all of that advice elaborates on the basic interior design principles. When doing this kind of work, you always need to be aware of the 7 basic elements: space, forms, light, texture, color, lines, and patterns.
When you do this creative job, you have to first and foremost determine the purpose of the room by talking to the client(s). Respecting their wishes and motives is a must. After all, they’re the ones who will be living there. That is why in this short text, we want to go over the 3 most common mistakes in interior design which we find to be very frequent.
- Bad lighting. Lighting is very important for everyday living. Light even has the potential to determine your mood. Have you ever wondered why we sleep at night and not during the day? That’s because the light of the Sun suppresses the sleeping hormone called melatonin, which is why it’s recommended for us to sleep in a dark room. You see, light has the potential to balance out our hormones, soo choosing the right light for your home is definitely one of the most important things. When you install the lights all over your house, try to set different tones and put on different lights. After all, every room and corner in our houses has a different purpose.
- Oversized furniture. Have you found yourself in a situation where you ordered a piece of furniture, but it couldn’t fit through your hallway? If yes, you already know what we’ll say next, if no, you’ll appreciate the following advice. Before choosing the right furniture for your home, you should always measure the dimension of your walls, doors, and hallways. Keep in mind that big furniture doesn’t automatically mean more comfort. But besides comfort, the room you’re furnishing needs to have a certain aesthetic. Meaning, you should like what you see when you enter your home. The forms, lines, and style of your rooms are also something that can affect your mood; and having control over your emotions at home is what everybody deserves.
- The final point we want to raise is fairly contemporary. With the innovation in technology for the everyday user, we frequently encounter smart home appliances that don’t fit well in our client’s homes, both aesthetically and practically. Devices such as external heaters or air purifiers from CleanBreathing are a typical example. The client needs to be very careful when combining the use/value of the device with the aesthetic value of the room. These devices require space big enough for them to function, but the devices are also big enough to draw esthetic attention. And how do you combine these two is a present-time question for interior designers.