Month: June 2016

7 Most Common Mistakes Interior Designers Make

Posted on June 16, 2016 in Lifestyle

Avoid these classic interior design pitfalls

Nowadays, design has emerged into a new era – where interior designers are the new heroes of the modern homes. Everyone wants to create a better space for living and working – and feel better inside the home or the office.

However, there are still some common mistakes that interior designers make. Today, we are listing the most common ones so that you avoid them when renovating your home or office.

1. Lack Of Vision

Let’s face it, the best interior designers in London are creative and willing to try out new things. However, it is not the creative mind that is always the most important aspect for creating a stunning interior space. Sometimes, the lack of vision may be the main problem resulting in a terrible design – and a less than dramatic effect. Hurrying out in choosing the wall colour or furniture can be one of the most common examples.

2. The ‘Wow’ Effect

As you may know, the ‘wow’ effect is that special something that creates balance in every interior space. It is the harmony of colours, styles and items that makes an environment pleasant. However, not many interior designers focus on the ‘wow’ effect – and occasionally fall short in creating that necessary drama.

Most architects and interior designers have two to three projects they are proud of. They reflect on them and try to incorporate their styles in every next project. Although this has created a certain ‘wow’ effect in the past, it is not necessarily something every home needs. In other words, trying to incorporate a certain style in more than one place may result in a huge mistake – and an interior design that is too much forced and does not look natural or sympathetic to the environment you are designing to won’t always work.

3. Establishing a Design Budget

We all know that there are times when the budget of the client may be low to create something stunning. However, being resourceful is a big advantage found with the very best interior designers. All in all, establishing a budget is something that many interior designers skip when negotiating with their clients – and this situation leads to many struggles afterwards.

Clearly identifying the approximate cost of the interior design project gives the needed structure for the process – and breaking the process into phases ensures the proper funding and a vision of all the design effects for each room or space.

4. Capturing the Idea

A lot of interior designers are driven by their creative minds. However, interior design ideas may be like the wind – flying away too fast. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to capture all of them when they are going by , and many interior designers do not practice this rule.

In a nutshell, it is much easier to test all the new ideas, textures, fabrics and colours if they are put on a ‘design board’. Listing all the things and aspects will therefore ensure that everything is on place. Aside from that, they can let the designer sense what is creating drama and what is not working. Capturing the ideas makes the process flow in a better way.

5. Understanding the Principles of Colour, Texture & Effect

There is a rule that everything that is appealing to the eye was created with the layers of colour, texture and effect in mind. The principles of layering are not only something interior designers in London should have in mind – but something they should study and be experienced with.

After all, colour and texture are the most essential things interior designers work with – in order to create a special effect in every space. Layering styles and colours is a true art – and every interior designer should learn the principles of layering before putting them to practice.

Conclusion

At last, staging is also something that makes every interior design project special. Interior designers should put this to practice and understand more than just the space that needs to be reinvented. The feelings, mood and ambiance the client wants to feel are after all the most essential part of each interior design project.