14 Popular Interior Design Ideas That Turned Out to Be Completely Useless
Sometimes when we learn about new home decor ideas, we let our excitement get in the way of practicality. Suddenly a couch or dining room table that you’ve been dreaming about turns out to be a total burden. We’ve gathered the most common home decor mistakes that most of us have fallen victim to. Hopefully we can avoid them in the future.
Bright Side wants to share these common home decor mistakes with all of you so that you can make the most of your designs and be proud of your cozy, modern home.
14. All rooms in different styles
When you renovate your house, you should always remember that your home is a single entity. That’s why homes should have a nice flow with each room having things in common with each other. If there are too many differences, you won’t feel comfortable — and worse, it may begin to annoy you.
13. Kids furniture
Kids furniture might look nice but it’s easy to choose the wrong pieces that become annoying over time. Kids’ are always changing their minds, so it makes sense to choose more timeless pieces that they can’t grow out of so easily. That way you won’t waste money replacing things as they become unsuitable for your kids.
12. Glass tables
Glass tables really make a room look light and elegant, but these days they really aren’t unique. Sometimes these tables are even dangerous if kids are around not to mention impractical since they so easily show fingerprints on their surface. If you strive to make your room look lighter, try buying a mirror or adding some metal details. Just be sure to choose a table that is made of another material aside from glass.
11. Prints and pictures on walls, ceilings, and floors
Some people love floors with optical illusions, ceilings with pictures, and photo wallpaper. But remember, it’s these types of designs and patterns that tend to make things look cheaper and attract too much attention. You’d be better off choosing something more traditional while decorating in more subtle ways.
10. Following every trend
If you are always on top of every trend and do everything that the fashion industry dictates, you can lose tons of money and your nerves! Fashion has a tendency to change fast and it’d be a shame to purchase a ton of new decor just to throw it away when it becomes out of style the following season.
9. Neon lights
Some time ago, floating beds and ceilings were very popular. But a room with such bright lights is more likely to resemble a night club than a relaxing living room or bedroom. If you want to create a cozy atmosphere, consider hanging some delicate light garlands to create a soft, relaxing vibe that never goes out of style.
8. Minimal color
It’s not recommended to choose two favorite colors and decorate a room with them. It’s best to pick neutral colors and add some details or pop of color subtly. Too much color will be distracting but to little will make your cozy home feel like a bore.
7. A TV in a frame
It’s not the best idea to put your TV in a luxurious frame because it’s not an artist’s masterpiece! If you want to hide it, you can use moving panels that hide it when needed.
6. A balcony as storage
If you have a balcony, don’t use it as a storage closet. Just imagine that you can create an additional cozy place for your family and friends to spend time together in. Don’t be afraid to add a little style to the area either.
5. A bad disguise
It’s definitely a bad idea to hide something behind a curtain even if the fabric is extravagant and beautiful. It’s better to use wardrobes storage or to put everything neatly on open shelves.
4. Beige tones
It’s better to leave beige behind you as it can make any interior design look boring even if you choose expensive items. If you like light tones, use lighter colors as a staple, and add some bright details that will bring the room to life.
3. Furniture with prints and pictures
Furniture with loud prints and patterns can really kill an interior. You’re better off forgetting about these different prints and patterns and instead, buying more solid pieces. You can be creative with small decorative touches instead of a whole wall of patterns.
2. Giant wardrobes
First of all, giant storage cabinets take up too much space. Secondly, it’s easy to hold onto lots of useless items you don’t need in cabinets like this. That’s why it’s always better to choose a nightstand or to mount a TV onto the wall.
1. Shower stalls
The time of huge, beautiful shower stalls is long gone. Nowadays, simple is everything: a corner shower made of just glass would be enough. And best of all, it doesn’t take up much space.
Are you planning to renovate your home anytime soon? Will you use our tips, or do you have your own? Share with us!