Welcome to our latest blog post, where we will be discussing how to take your home's design to the next level, just in time for the new year. Your home is a reflection of your personality and style; therefore, making it visually appealing is crucial. In this blog post, we will be exploring the top four visual mistakes to avoid when designing your home. By steering clear of these common pitfalls, you will be on your way to creating a stunning and harmonious living space that truly showcases your unique taste.
1. Hanging Art Too Low/High and at the Wrong Scale
Selecting the right art size is one simple way to elevate your space instantly. Consider your furniture dimensions, wall space, and the overall room layout. In many cases, opting for larger art pieces can make a bold and captivating statement, enhancing the visual impact of your space.
2. Not Having A Clear Vision Before Buying
Designing a space without a clear vision can result in a haphazard and unbalanced environment that lacks harmony and flow. Rushing through a home project without a defined concept often leads to mismatched elements and a disjointed feel. Look at the image below and notice the consistent repetition of color, lines, textures, and finishes.
3. Using Rugs That Are Too Small
Selecting the correct rug size involves considering furniture size and room dimensions. Here are some general guidelines:
1. Room Size: Choose a rug that fits the entire seating area, leaving some space around the edges. Ideally, all furniture legs should sit on the rug for cohesion.
2. Living Room: For the living room, ensure the rug extends under the coffee table and reaches at least the front legs of the sofa and chairs.
3. Dining Room: In the dining area, the rug should be large enough to accommodate both the dining table and chairs when they are pulled out.
4. Bedroom: Place the rug underneath the bed, extending it beyond the sides and front by a comfortable margin.
Ultimately, the right rug size depends on the room's layout, furniture arrangement, and personal preferences. It's essential to find a balance between functionality and aesthetics to create a well-proportioned and harmonious space.
4. No Focal Point
A well-designed room with a strong focal point instantly captivates. Whether it's a striking piece of art, a unique furniture item, or an eye-catching centerpiece, a focal point grabs attention and sets the tone for the entire space. It creates visual interest and makes a room memorable, turning it into a conversation starter and leaving a lasting impression on anyone who enters. Below is a perfect example of the impact one piece of art and decor can bring to a space.
Incorporating these tips will enhance your home's aesthetics and functionality. Stay tuned for more ways to elevate your living space in our next blog post.