One thing gives away DIY interior design almost immediately.
Sticking to the same design concept throughout the flat is a big no-no. Just like colours, such a choice can make things look way too ordered and sterile.
It’s always a good idea to mix and match elements of different styles that you like. Picking and choosing bits that will work within your living space requires some true mastery and knowledge of how interior design elements work.
You don’t want your house to look like a catalogue entry. That’s exactly what’s going to happen if you make the décor just minimalist or just Mediterranean, for example.
Sticking to the same concept will turn your interior design into a cliché and that’s precisely what you don’t want.
Ornate, cosy elements can work really well with streamlined and minimalist accents. These will let the statement pieces “breathe,” turning them into the stars of the show. Modern farmhouse pieces will be complemented by mid-century modern decorations. And these are just two examples of mixes that will result in visual harmony.
So, how do you accomplish such a goal in the absence of professional training?
Count on unifying features like colour, pattern and texture. These can make a décor balanced and fun, even if the different pieces don’t belong to the same era/style. When in doubt, go for neutrals and add a touch of black. It works well in most rooms and adds a bit of a dramatic effect (without you having to work too hard in order to achieve the result).
Finally, remember overthinking and reworking the original concept too much can lead to doubt and confusion.
Letting interior designers refine and polish what you’ve conceptualised is going to be the best approach in such scenarios.
At Home Guide, we believe that your vision and input are both invaluable.
Let us know what you’re trying to achieve and tell us what your dream home looks like. We’ll build upon the vision in order to deliver a result beyond your expectations. Contact Home Guide right now to start that transformative journey.