Downsizing your living space can be challenging, especially if you’re used to living in bigger houses. This can prevent you from being completely happy with your new place. You can avoid this situation by simply knowing and addressing some of the most common decorating mistakes made when moving to smaller spaces.
Failing to Define Priorities
Even before moving into your new space, you should know your plans for your new space. Are you going to spend a lot of time there or is it just a place to sleep? Knowing what your lifestyle will be will help you choose what to buy or keep from your old possessions.
Creating An Off-Balance Room
If you put all heavy pieces on one side of the room and the lighter pieces on the other side, you will feel unbalanced when you’re in it. Interior designers will tell you that you need to look at the entire room and create an illusion of balance. If, for example, you want to put a 40″ LCD screen on one wall, you can put a low sofa with a large painting over it on the opposite side of the room. You will feel more relaxed in it when you have a balanced room.
The simplest way to pull off a cohesive room is to use as many pairs as you can – pairs of lamps, vases, artworks or chairs. At the same time, it’s also more practical and look more balanced.
Lack of Focal Point
This is particularly important in small spaces. You need to give the eye something attractive to focus on. If you have a great view, try placing the sofa in front of it. And if your place is just a box, create a focal point by displaying a beautiful piece in a place where people walking in will see at once.
Indiscriminate Use of Artwork
Interior designers use artwork selectively when creating a living space. One important rule when hanging artworks in your home is to leave a blank space for the eye to rest on. Frames should be made from like materials to create balance. If you want to hang your photos, be careful and conservative, you don’t want the room to look cluttered. Eclectic designs and artwork does not always work in small spaces.
No matter what the size is, you want your home to be a place where you can feel relaxed. Interior designers can help you achieve this goal. They know how to avoid these and other decorating mistakes so that you can make even the smallest living space truly your home.