Fixing Designing Fails with Osborne and Little WallpaperDecember 25, 2018
Are you trying to be your own home’s interior designer? Yes, that’s not impossible! With help from great accessories and wall coverings, like that from Osborne and Little wallpaper, combined with a few advice, you can be your own home’s interior designer! Just avoid the following mistakes.
- No focus.
Nothing is as bad as beginning work not knowing what to do. Without any focus, space can be too cluttered. When you don’t know what to put, you put EVERYTHING!
While accessorizing your home isn’t a bad idea, not having a central theme means no unifying features which will give the whole space a jumbled and chaotic feel, which take note, is not good.
- Too focused on a theme
As in all things, too much of one thing is harmful! Being too focused on a theme that you love can be too toxic and can cause your whole design to seem too amateurish. Having a theme is good—don’t get us wrong; instead, blind adherence to a theme, no matter the cost, is terrible. Imagine stepping in a room with an under the sea theme only to find corals as potted plants, coral shaped ashtrays, deep blue curtains, wave-inspired beds, a large pearl-shaped lighting fixture in the ceiling, etc. What would a room like that feel?
- Too focused on the plan
Decorating is as much an art as it is a science. Being too engrossed and wrapped up with drawn-up plans. Plans need to be able to adapt to unforeseen changes. They should be fluid and flexible and should not limit the creativity of the designer or the demands and needs of the homeowner.
The correct way to approach things is to use the plan as a guide (as it should be), constantly checking and consulting whether or not a specific choice works. This guide can and should change as the project moves along. A design that’s stuck with a non-working plan is almost as worse as having no plan at all!
- Poor lighting
Part of the ambiance of a room is how it is lighted. Good lighting is composed of layers. You don’t want a single light source for each room in the house. As a room is utilized, other light sources may become available that was not taken into consideration when the room was first designed, for example, light from the television, rays of sunshine filtering through the windows.
- Not working functionally
A home is meant to be lived in, that is why, even if the aesthetics are topnotch, it doesn’t mean anything if it can’t properly serve its purpose. There are a lot of rooms and homes that are magazine cover-worthy but upon closer inspection can’t help its owners well. They are cluttered with furnishings that serve no apparent purpose or decorations that are outright wastes of space.
A good designer not only thinks of what looks good but also of what works well. To do this, he or she should consider and take note the function of a room or a home. Who are the occupants? What do they do? What are their interests? Knowing all of these and having the skills to put such knowledge into good use can be the designer you’ll have to look for.
Start surveying your home! Get a plan together and let it guide you. Take advantage of extensive collections like that of Robert Allen fabric and make your house truly a home.