To turn your home into your dream home takes a lot of work and just the right touch of creative flair. If you’re considering a makeover for your entire home, or even for just a single room, avoid the following common interior design mistakes.
Purchasing Before Planning
As with any project, home design requires up-front planning. Too many people pick out their favorite pieces first, then try to force-fit them into a plan. The best room design strategy is to consider the space you have available first, then take your time determining the best use of that space.
Poorly Fit Window Treatments
Nothing pulls a room together like the perfect window treatment. And nothing can tear a look apart easier than window coverings that aren’t installed properly. Whether you’re looking for custom drapery, shutters, or shades, explore all your options for custom window treatments to ensure your selection is an effective element in your overall room design. Measuring and installing of window treatments is not as easy at it looks – leave those tasks to the experts!
Skimping on Upholstery
Almost everyone is operating on a budget, and you’ll likely have to prioritize your interior design elements and make appropriate adjustments as you develop your room design plan. One element of your design that should be at the top of your budget is upholstery. Go for longevity here – inexpensive upholstery won’t stand the test of time, and you’ll spend much more in the long run. Your money is best spent on a high-quality piece in a versatile fabric can easily be updated with custom-made pillows and other accessories.
Decorating With the Trend of the Day
It’s easy to get caught up in the latest interior design trends and fads, and this can be the downfall of many do-it-yourselfers. If there’s a trend you really like, you can usually find a way to implement it into your room design without it leading your entire plan. This way, you’ll save money and still keep up with the design trends you like. You’ll save money but not be left behind the decorating curve.
Going it Alone — Not Always a Cost-effective Approach
You many think that working with a professional interior designer is too expensive, but that’s not always the case. If you find a partner who truly wants to see you accomplish the vision of your design, they can help you avoid costly mistakes and add their experience to your plan – saving you money along the way. Most designers offer free consultations, so it’s always worth it to spend some time talking with experts about your project. You can choose how to work with professional interior designers, depending on your needs and budget.
Why Ross Howard?
Ross Howard Design has been the Dallas area’s leader in interior design, home fashions, and custom window treatment for homes and businesses since 1981. The professional designers at Ross Howard are committed to bringing you the latest styles, current trends, and innovative technologies. For more expert information on interior design, or for a free consultation, give us a call today – 972-490-0088. If you decide to stop by our showroom make sure you ask us for a free design book!
Ross Howard Designs showroom hours: Monday-Friday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Sunday: closed.