I’ve worked on small projects from one room design to large projects for a complete home renovation and I usually come across the same mistakes people make or the same questions being asked time and time again. Whether it’s inadequate lighting, not understanding code requirements, or selecting furniture too large to fit into their space, I find that most people just aren’t aware or knowledgeable of what makes good design. They don’t know how to put everything together so that the end result is cohesive, balanced, and aesthetically pleasing. That’s why they hire interior designers to help solve their problems and help educate them about what to look for. Here are the 6 most common mistakes, questions asked, or things people are unaware of regarding interior design.
It’s so important to have a good lighting plan. I have seen all sorts of lighting mistakes from just having one floor lamp light up an entire space to having only recessed lights or even having too many different ceiling light fixtures all within a short distance of each other. Make sure you have a good balance of ambient, task, decorative, and accent lighting. Relying solely on one light source such as pendants or a chandelier isn’t adequate lighting. Make sure you have different layers of light for each function within a room as it not only adds visual interest but also creates a unified design. So, make sure to include lighting in your budget if you are redecorating or renovating your home or business.
Not understanding code requirements