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5 Common Interior Decorating Mistakes

POSTED BY DECORIST EDITORIAL TEAM
JUNE 15, 2017
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5 Common Interior Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

Interior decorating mistakes happen to everyone who does enough of this sort of thing, and like anything else the most important part of mistakes is to learn from them.  Interior design mistakes, in most cases, seem like total disasters at the time, but the fact of the matter is that most of them can be corrected.  The question that remains involves how quickly and affordably these corrections can be made.  The team at Decorist has helped countless clients deal with interior decorating mistakes, and what we can say definitively is that the best way to ‘correct’ interior design mistakes is to avoid making them in the first place.  As such, we’d like to offer 5 examples of common interior decorating mistakes so that you can see them coming and work around them before they occur.


1. Not Setting a Budget

One of the most common interior design mistakes that occurs takes place before the project even begins.  Quite a few people may have some sort of loose budget in mind before they begin, but many find that this ‘budget’ is soon exceeded and that there is still a long way to go before it’s done.  The best way to avoid this is to set a hard budget and discipline yourself to work within it.

2. Not Getting Input/Guidance

Given the prevalence of the Internet, more and more people are going the do-it-yourself route for certain projects, and this includes interior design.  However, some of the most difficult interior decorating mistakes to correct are those where someone starts on a project, progresses to a certain point and then seeks out help.  It’s a much better idea to get input before you begin.

3. Switching Up on Plans

This common interior design mistake is somewhat related to the two mentioned above, as people who don’t necessarily set a budget or get input from the start are more likely to decide to switch gears as they get into the project.  This may lead to consequences such as delays, confusion and paying for things that you ultimately don’t use with the space you’re decorating.

4. Not Setting a Focal Point

If you’re redecorating a room, you need to make sure that there is a focal point to that room.  That should be thought of as the foundation of your project, as everything else you add to the space plays off of that focal point.  A room without a focal point will usually lead to a room that simply does not look right.

5. Not Setting a Timeline

Most people understand that there should be at least some leeway when it comes to determining the timeline for a design project.  That said, a common interior decorating mistake occurs when there is almost no timeline set.  Many people find themselves continuing to work on these tasks months down the road, leading to frustration.

If you’d like help moving through your decorating project, feel free to contact the team at Decorist at any time for help.

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