The most widely prevalent hurdle in the path of re-decoration is clutter. Confusion doesn’t always mean unnecessary things. Confusion can be anything, like too many accessories on the reading table, random sorting of artworks, shelves filled with one thing or sometimes too many things, tens of pillows in one room, kitchen countertops laden with a variety of cookware, etc. It is true that you must have ample storage to keep your stuff out of the no-disturbance zone. But clutter comes creeping.
A solution is re-organization. If you want to display all your favorite things, then you have to do that by turns. Don’t clog the space with accessories just because you want to showcase all your stuff at once.
2. Too much furniture
Interior designing has a significant portion called space management. And maintaining a well-balanced space inside your living room takes into account the most significant sight, i.e., the furniture. Although you feel like putting every available space to its proper use by setting-up some furniture, the sense of space deserves to be left alone very often. Making a hudge-fudge of chairs and tables are not going to help your convenience. The desire for an attractive arrangement must take into consideration the factor of comfort and function.
Therefore you can either rearrange or take some stuff out leaving only the optimum number to facilitate ease of transit, feeling of space and a future option for its use.
3. The color factor
Colors accentuate the vibe you desire to have inside your home. Lack of attention will make everything feel sloppy. But over-designing may also prove negative. The example can be taken off the trendy neutral palettes. Although they are delightful inappropriate places, their performance cannot be trusted in other significant settings. Lack of color will create a dull and drab atmosphere.
Adding some bright shades can be helpful. It is not mandatory that you paint every wall and ceiling with brilliant color, but appropriate and vivid patterns of color in minimum places can bring in an accent. And you have many options. Accessories surrounding the mirror, artwork, and potteries, sofa covers, colorful rugs, etc. can also be added to incorporate color into the earlier make-up.
4. Bad lighting
Proper lighting is a crucial component of a pleasant atmosphere. It depends on the design for well thought out allocation of the light source to different usage. Some places like halls, staircase corridors, storage rooms can work well with general lighting arrangement like ceiling fixed lights, whereas spaces that need ambient lighting to create a mood often require more. Also different types of lighting like ambient lighting, task lighting have different purposes.
So evaluating the space first hand is significant. Artworks, showcases with thematic sculptures need accent lighting to underline their specialty. Warmth in a bedroom is brought n by additional mid-level lighting whereas task lights for reading and other works are also available. Placement is also essential because irritating shadows and inadequate illumination can kick away the focus.
5. Too matchy-matchy
There was a trend when matching sets of furniture, matching sets of cookware were considered fashion. But those days are gone and now is not the time of 100% matching pieces. Keeping every bits and pieces matching is massively dull and slows down the interest in anything different. So you should mix-up a few things to dilute the setting. That doesn’t mean a randomly kept mismatched pieces will be fine. The significant portion of the arrangement will belong to one theme, on top of this will be another layer of slight addition. A layered approach is the best for this.
6. Boring entryway
You start imagining about how the place will be as soon as you enter the place. Entryway, that’s why is your first shot at impressing someone walking through the door. The feeling of the entryway will last throughout the house.
An excellent make-up for that will be some artwork and a light fixture. If it’s a bit more spacious, blending in some dramatic upholstery in the presence of a classic coffee table set and with a faint color wall palette will be worth praising.
7. Entanglement of wires
Electronic equipment is essential in daily life. But they entail huge bundles of cables. They are omnipresent and all-pervasive. If you see a lot of wires on a TV table in your sitting area, it is going to irritate you. In a study room also, a computer table full of wires are not going to help either.
The solution is the arrangement. You can bundle up the same directional wires together and pass those through the made-up channel for that, or you can fix a covered space to hide all of the nearby lengthy portions.
8. Overcrowded kitchen countertops
The kitchen becomes unimpressive the moment you put too much stuff on everywhere. It will make a messed up image of the food arena. Apart from that, the congested workspace for cooking will be discouraging for an exciting meal. So it is better you make full use of the cabinets, and all the electric equipment should remain in their designated place.
Putting aside all those mistakes as mentioned earlier, one must keep in mind other variables such as houseplants, lampshades, room furnishing, etc. Never buy accessories without finding an appropriate place beforehand to keep those. Wall hangings should be hung at a proper height to maintain their visibility and majesty. Overcrowding your living place while trying to make it better is a general problem. Falling in the trap of trends is easy nowadays. Although is it not a problem, it doesn’t sit well always. So keep in mind those simple mistakes that people make and try to avoid them.