There’s always a risk of overdoing things when it comes to interior design and decorating. The more you browse through social media, the more you want. In addition, we’re never satisfied with the way things are and we feel the need to constantly change and update things to keep on top of the latest trends.
Rugs, in particular, can be hard to get right. Whilst layering is encouraged, there’s a limit to everything; so how many rugs is too many? Well, that’s difficult to say as the number and positioning of rugs depends entirely on the size, theme and other furniture in a room. However, there are definitely a few simple tips you can stick to so that you avoid overdoing it with your rugs, as well as other furnishings and décor in the home. We’ve put together a list of some of the most common interior design mistakes so that you know what to avoid and how you can remedy these problems.
Make Sure You Mix Up Your Fabrics
This is one of the most common interior design mistakes – having too much of the same fabric in one room can really affect the overall look of the space. In short, it can make the space look bland, regardless of how many bright colours and bold artistic pieces you may have. In order to add texture into the room it’s important to use a variety of fabrics and textiles. If you can’t afford to re-do all the textiles in your living room then adding a rug, with a contrasting texture to what you already have, could be a great option!
Practicality Is Important
Although interior design is creative and fun, things also need to be practical for day to day living, after all this is your home we are talking about. For example, although it may look good and feel nice on your feet, sheepskin or shag rugs in a bathroom aren’t very practical. Regardless of whether you have a small or large bathroom, the rug is bound to get wet and become damaged over time. The tell-tale signs of this are very visual, meaning the rug will look worn, matted and even dirty. That doesn’t mean to say that you can’t have attractive looking things or that a rug can’t be in the bathroom, just make sure it is user-friendly or easy to clean!
Avoid Small Static Rugs
With the general consensus being that larger rugs are more expensive, it’s understandable why some people opt for a smaller piece instead. Firstly, larger rugs don’t necessarily mean you have to break the bank. Check out our blog to find out where you can get large, cheap but still good quality rugs online. Secondly, you don’t have to get a rug to fill the whole floor, the ideal size would be one that touches the outskirts of as much furniture as possible. You can always move your furniture forward and have a play around with spacing in order to make this happen.
The Entrance Hall is Essential
The entrance hall is the gateway to your home, so you need to make sure it isn’t neglected. Whether its art, lighting, decorations or a hallway runner, put as much time and effort into the interior design of your hallway as you do on the rest of your house. Remember, the entrance hall is the first thing guests will see when they enter your home, so make sure it’s as inviting as possible.
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