Not everyone is born with the instinctual capability of interior design.  Being able to decorate a home tastefully is something that is learned over time. 

There are many factors to consider:  from lighting, placement, to color. Just because you see something that you like in the store doesn’t necessarily mean that it will go well in your home. 

Lots of people, despite their best intentions, often go wrong when choosing the right decorations and layout. Don’t be too hard on yourself, however.  Interior design requires experience and a keen eye.  

Here are some of the biggest mistakes that most people make and how you can avoid them. 

Asking For Too Much Advice

Not everyone has the budget to be able to hire an interior decorator. Therefore they may try to take on intensive decorating projects themselves, which invites a lot of self-doubts.

With the intention of trying to make the best choices possible,  novice home decorators may ask friends and family for their input on design choices.  However, when you incorporate too much guidance into your style ideas, then your home can become a jumbled mess.

Your best bet is to read as many blogs and forums as possible. Try to find ideas that inspire you and identify what category your personal taste falls under. 

Not Consider Second-Hand

A lot of people make the mistake of believing that a hefty price tag equals the best purchasing choice.  However, just because something is expensive doesn’t mean it’s the best option. Don’t be afraid to consider buying second-hand.

Not only can you find fantastic pieces which have hardly been used for a fraction of the price, but you can find incredible original pieces that no one else has. 

Too Much Clutter

Too many people are afraid of empty space.  They clutter their walls and surfaces in hopes of filling the room.  However, clutter is not your friend.  The idea of successful interior design is to evoke a feeling of comfort when you walk into a room.

Too much clutter can leave you feeling chaotic and stressed. Don’t be afraid to embrace minimalism. 

Lacking Character

It’s easy to go to a furniture store and make your house a carbon copy of what you see.  The problem with the method is that your home may be lacking character. Don’t forget to incorporate items which reflect who you are as a person.   Your home should speak for who you are and what you stand for.

By identifying the most common interior design mistakes and learning how to avoid them, you’ll be on your way to designing your home impeccably in no time.   Be patient, stay diligent, and soon you’ll have designed the home of your dreams.