13 mistakes to avoid when furnishing a home

How to furnish your home avoiding small fatal mistakes!


When you furnish a house, you are literally captured by many stimuli, which today with the internet and social networks have multiplied.

These fill us with information and inspirations, make us fall in love with the most varied solutions to which in the end we are convinced that we cannot give up.


It is precisely all these impulses that, making us forget about our reality, lead us to make mistakes that I would define fatal because our environments then become our enemies, rather than being comfortable places to return to.

Let’s see together 13 errors to be avoided absolutely in this wonderful and complicated adventure of furnishing our home.

1. Get caught up in a rush of home furnishings


The hurry it is our greatest enemy. It is true that we would immediately like to see our house complete as those beautiful houses we saw in that famous magazine, but we risk making the wrong purchases, which will then backfire.

Instead, it is better to first have a project to follow, in order not to leave everything to chance or to the inspiration of the moment, because from here the errors that we will see in the following paragraphs could come.

2. Mixing styles that are too far away


Another mistake to avoid is to ignore the style of the house and take things a little by chance, as well as they happen on our way.

The mix&match is very fashionable in recent years, but as it may seem dictated by chance, there must still be a study behind it.

There are styles that go very well with each other and others that are really at odds.

The Japandi is an example of a style that comes from the fusion between Scandinavian and Japanese, but Scandinavian is often mixed withindustrial style.

Everyone has their own style and this is there, but in this case, letting yourself be aesthetically guided by the combinations already tested and visible on websites or magazines is an excellent idea.

3. Wrong color


As for the style also the right one color it deserves extra attention.
There is a psychology of color that associates each color with a function or a mood characteristic. Also for this reason it is good to be guided to avoid putting a red for example where you have to relax.

Dosing the lines on the walls - Pinterest Credits
Mistakes not to be made absolutely are the drawings on the walls that modify the space in the wrong way, for example lines that make it appear even higher and along a corridor or too rich patterns in a small room.

4. Combining too many different materials


Once I happened to enter a house where, in order to show opulence, it was decided to put more types of tiles in the same environment.

In 20 square meters I found myself a mother-of-pearl and multicolored mosaic, a circle of dark gray stone effect porcelain stoneware, a wooden insert, which only gave an idea of ​​great confusion and certainly not of taste.

Better, instead, to pull over few materials that they fit together well and that in perhaps marking various functions, they have a certain harmony between them.

Different materials cleverly combined - Pinterest Credits
The same goes for furniture and accessories. Okay the classic cabinet as a singular piece to be enhanced in the midst of other modern elements, but taking several of various origins, colors and materials and mixing them without a rule creates confusion and disharmony.

5. Dimentify your needs


It is essential to keep in mind the needs our own and those of the people who live with us, in order to choose everything that is right for everyone.

When furnishing, always take your needs into account
We always keep in mind when we look at the magazines that those represented there are cover houses, cleaned and arranged to be photographed and presented to the world, but they are far from everyday life.

Most likely, indeed, in that all-white and perfect house on normal days there are coffee stains left on the shelf in the rush of breakfast or children’s games scattered around the living room.

Choose the most suitable accessories for our lived spaces
By respecting our needs we will be able to understand how many and which container spaces we need, which one carpet it is more appropriate to prevent our child from slipping on it or that our pet fills it with hair.

6. Arrange the house furniture


The arrangement of furniture is another important factor.
We are led to think that these must all be positioned along the walls, while instead there are certainly some that must necessarily be placed like this, but the central space must not be left empty, so that there is no risk of creating a football field.

Therefore, first of all, all the passage and maneuvering spaces must be kept free, it must be avoided to overfill the environment and then you can arrange the furniture so that everyone is in the place where it can actually perform the function for which it is made to the maximum .

Arrange the furniture not necessarily leaning against the walls
Another thing, in order not to have too static environments, it is preferable to mix between squared furniture and organic curves or arrange some furnishings according to the diagonals that make everything more dynamic.

In this last case the diagonals of the same environment must all have the same angle of inclination, to avoid chaotic lines.

7. Wrong size


Taking a piece of furniture that is too large or too small is another common mistake, which is only unfortunately noticeable when they come to install it.

Before making any purchase, therefore, it is good to always take measures spaces and walls on which to place some furnishings.

Select the furnishings in a way that is proportionate to the context
Also, any element is fine proportionate with respect to its context.
A large sofa in a small space will make it appear even smaller, as well as create internal circulation problems.

Conversely, a sofa that is too small in a large space will give a sense of emptiness and carelessness.

8. Choosing the wrong professional


If you decide to get it done tailored some furnishings, you have to be careful to select the right craftsmen, not looking only at the price, but a lot at the quality of the workmanship and the materials they use.

The artisans for bespoke furniture must be evaluated not only for the price
Let us be guided by that carpenter’s portfolio and / or the experiences that other people have made of him. In this we are helped a lot by the reviews that today have become a must for online purchases.

9. Lighting in home furnishings


The light it must absolutely not be neglected, because it is the element that strongly determines our perception of space and the way we experience it.

A single source of light in the center of the room is not enough, as it once was, but each function must have its right lighting.

Lighting designs the environments - Romano Baratta Lighting Studio
Also for this reason there are specific studies that are put into practice by the specialists of the sector, theight designers, able to create real magic or simply to guarantee the right comfort in any environment.

10. The right tent


What about the curtains? These too must be chosen with full knowledge of the facts. They must filter the light without obscuring it, so they must be barriers but not too much.

Long or short curtains: choose them according to your routine

In rooms or corners with little paths, you can opt for a more aesthetic solution such as that of long curtains, which form clouds at the foot of the windows.

This, however, is a solution that is not suitable when they can get dirty easily, so in that case, for example in very busy living rooms or with the presence of children and animals, it is good to have curtains that reach at least 5 cm from land.

11. Scattered furnishings and accessories


Disorder and disproportion are also created by objects placed at random on furniture or paintings positioned equally haphazardly. The complements, whether it be vases, of paintings, of pillows, and more, must be grouped, preferably in an odd number.

Group objects for greater harmony
The best solution is that of the triptych that generates harmony.

12. Do not give space to greenery


Once the house is built we have to give it life and, apart from our presence and that of the light, we can only bring it to it with the plants. There are plants for every environment and every light condition.

Don't forget the plants that make our home come alive
They also help us absorb harmful substances that may be in the home.

13. Don’t forget theand tax deductions


Last but not least, do not forget that if you are renovating, the furnishings are deductible thanks to mobile bonuses, getting a regular invoice and paying by speaking transfer or more simply with a credit card.


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