Why you might need a second opinion on your interior design choices
Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2018
Have you ever had that ‘oh no’ moment that makes you wonder if you’re really cut out for interior design? You’re not alone. Designing your home is difficult, and everyone makes mistakes, even the experts.
So to avoid any future errors, you might want to think about getting a second opinion on your choices before it’s too late. After all, there’s nothing more frustrating than choosing a lighting fixture that’s way too big for your room or basing your entire colour scheme on something that just isn’t possible.
You’ve gone overboard with one thing
While it’s good to inject some personality into your home, you do not want all of your favourite objects on display at one time. A multitude of treasures cluttering your shelving goes against that age-old idea that less is more. Contrast is a far more interesting way to go than having your home look like a trinket store. You can continue to collect objects that you love, but try to rotate them throughout your home. Having another pair of eyes to assess your accessories can be a huge help.
You haven’t measured for scale
Failing to establish the size of your spaces is one of the biggest mistakes you can make in interior design. You don’t want to go out and choose a sofa that simply won’t fit in the room. In that case, make sure that both you and someone else take all measurements before you go out shopping.
You don’t know the first thing about fabric
It’s surprising how much fabrics can impact a room, so it’s highly recommended that you see fabric samples before you order a large piece of furniture such as a sofa or a set of chairs. If you have made this mistake and returning the item is not possible, try layering with complementary colours and patterns to take the focus away from the piece you are unhappy with.
You can’t stop second-guessing yourself
We’ve all been there – mulling over a decision that, in retrospect, could have taken a fraction of the time. Save yourself all of this wasted time by seeking out a second opinion that can get you from the initial planning stages all the way to the finished product.