Did you spend Christmas searching Pinterest and Houzz for the latest interior trends? Is this the year to bring your interior design ideas to life and begin renovations at home?
Then we should definitely explore some often made mistakes so your home is perfectly amazing.
- Hanging wallpaper mid renovation. You don’t want to spend money and time hanging your central feature, then get paint splatters or rips in it. It is delicate and should be the last thing you install after all other trades have finished.
- Being bland. A spartan home can feel unwelcoming. If you find a bold design you love, don’t be afraid to go with it. If it works in terms of the space, environment and colour scheme then be brave! You can always soften it by layering with neutral frames or furniture.
- In contrast don’t overuse dramatic patterns. Use one daring feature and use the rest of the room’s elements to enhance it.
- Not prepping walls properly before hanging wallpaper. A common mistake is to presume that the wallpaper will cover the imperfections in the wall. Not so. Lumps and bumps in the wall will probably show through, especially if the light bounces off it. To prep a wall, any holes must be filled prior. Sand surface to ensure it is smooth. Any new walls i.e. bare plasterboard or concrete must be sealed at least a day before.
- Choosing your paint colour first. In terms of square footage paint is your biggest decision. However; you also have the largest selection of colours to choose from. So it makes more sense to pick out key components such as wallpaper, main pieces of furniture or fabrics and match your paint colour to suit them.
- And finally, if you have a cat; don’t put up grasscloth wallpaper!!…. they love to scratch it 🙂