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Interior Design Myths

With residential projects more often than not the client has attempted to solve the design problem themselves, often they’ve tried a number of things and finally completely stumped, frustrated and out of pocket a lot of money in buying ill fitting solutions they call an interior designer.  Here are 5 common interior design misconceptions;

  1. Dark paint colours make a space feel small.  This is not always the case, in the right space, with the right light and furniture dark paint colours work really well.  There is a colour balance that needs to occur in the space to pull off dark colours.
  2. Comfortable furniture has to be big.  Often the problem is that the furniture is out of proportion to the volume of space ie it’s too big and makes the room cramped and hard to move around in.  Clients feel like if they want comfort a sofa needs to be big but this is not the case.
  3. Building without planning a furniture layout.  When building or renovating clients will work with plans without consulting an interior designer and realise too late that the TV is in the wrong spot and receives glare or there aren’t enough power points in the right places and so on.  An interior designer can ensure your floor plan works before you build.
  4. Choosing a neutral colour scheme.  Because colour can be intimidating many clients think a neutral colour scheme eg; an all white kitchen, is easy to achieve, the common complaint with this is that the space lacks warmth and personality.
  5. DIY, many clients simply think that interior design is easy because they’ve watched The Block and attempt to DIY making a lot of expensive mistakes a long the way.

There are 7 key interior design elements they are;

  • Space
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Colour
  • Texture
  • Light
  • Pattern

Interior designers consider ALL these elements when creating a space or trouble shooting a particular problem like choosing a paint colour, many people aren’t aware of all these elements and how to apply them in resolving design issues which is where they get stuck.  Before trying to fix your space contact us and avoid the frustrating and expense of trying to resolve your interior design problem unsuccessfully.