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Design Mistakes That Make The Home Look Cheap

Did you know that a cluttered room and blank walls give a shabby impression of your house? Take a look!
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial
Published -16 Feb 2022, 17:10 ISTUpdated -16 Feb 2022, 17:35 IST
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The interior décor of the house is a crucial part of designing your living space. Not only does it requires financial investment, but it also needs attention to detail that will make the place appear lively. However, one must ensure not to make a design decision that will make your house look cheap.

Why Is Designing Important?

Though expensive, interior decoration makes the space look beautiful. It is the first thing that catches your eye when you enter the house. One right decision can amp up the space, whereas even the smallest wrong choice can ruin the outlook of a room. Therefore, it is essential that you consider the advice of experts while designing your dream home.

Mistakes To Avoid While Designing The House

Overdoing Themes

theme decor

One of the most common mistakes that we all make is going out of the way to design a section or room. Without realising, we end up overdoing the furniture, colour, matching shades and showpieces.

Instead, we must set a theme of the room and decide on a different approach with decoration. Today, the minimalism trend speaks about styling with minimum things to bring out the idea behind the theme. For example, if you like bohemian objects, do not flood them in the living room, but you can scatter them around the house.

Choosing Inappropriate Lighting

When you enter the room, it should neither be too bright nor too dull. Therefore, it is a must that you choose the befitting light for any room. A dull light source can make the space appear tacky, and a harsh light source can affect your eyes. 

The best way to choose the lighting in a room is by adding two or more sources. It will allow you to adjust the brightness in the room according to your mood and requirements. You can choose an overhead lamp, lighting near windows and a bulb or chandelier above the table.

Keeping The Walls Empty

empty walls

People opting for a minimalistic interior often leave the walls empty. It makes the space look cheap. Minimalism is about not overcrowding the room. Hence, you can either put a set of three paintings or decorate the walls with photographs attached to elegant frames. 

Overstuffing The Entryway

Featuring an overstuffed entryway invites weird looks as soon as guests enter your house. Therefore, you must always proceed with a sophisticated look that fulfils your basic requirements. You can also have a textured wall or hang a few paintings or frames besides some necessary furniture pieces.

Cluttering Rooms

cluttered room

No matter the theme, if the room is cluttered, it will reflect poorly on your organisation and cleaning skills. On the other hand, a decluttered and organised room and kitchen add an expensive look to the space. 

For the kitchen, you can add shelves so that the counter remains clean and tidy. It is also a good idea to stack utensils in their places after washing and drying. It keeps the slab free and offers enough space for cooking. 

Hanging Mass-Produced Artwork

It is understandable that the mass-produced artwork is cheap and falls under your design budget. However, it will not add any distinctive look to the living or bedroom. Therefore, you must go for a one-of-a-kind painting or artwork. Hanging black or golden frames with black and white or colourful photographs is always an alternative that you can choose.

Placing A Small Rug In A Room

rug in the room

Most people design their place just fine but make the mistake of choosing a small rug. The size of the rug is crucial to maintain symmetry in the living room, home office or study.

If the rug can fit below your furniture pieces in the living room or study, then only you must buy it. If the rug seems to be floating in the space, it creates an unappealing look at which you cannot point your finger.

Not Picking The Right Light Fixtures

Many of our houses have dome-shaped light. Although it does the work, have you noticed that it looks shabby? You can replace it with a new style of light fixtures that amplify the overall outlook of the ceiling. 

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Placing Cutesy Showpieces

We all like to collect things that we find adorable. While some look cute in the living room, study or kid’s room, most of it does not complement the interiors and theme. Some people even find them childish.

Therefore, you must always opt for showpieces that are unique and add value to the interior design and theme. They must complement the space as if they have a story to tell. It also offers an appealing effect to the space.

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Unmatched Furniture Sets

Outfitting furniture sets can wash away all your hard work and make the space appear cluttered and shoddy. The furniture does not have to be expensive, but it must complement the wall paint and theme of the room.

You can mix and match the fabric on the chairs in the bedroom with the bed, curtains and sheets. Choosing contrasting shades of a colour is always a good idea. However, you must ensure to make it appear classy instead of a blank canvas with rainbow colours.

If you liked our tips concerning home décor, stay tuned with HerZindagi for more ideas on interior designing. 


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