Mistakes that are easy to make when designing your own interiors

Mistakes that are easy to make when designing your own interiors

Inconsistency in style, not budgeting, and inappropriate living space are some of the mistakes that homeowners make when designing their own interiors.

To save costs, many homeowners choose to design the interior of the house themselves instead of hiring professional consulting units. However, if you do not know how to filter information, it is easy to encounter errors as follows:

1. “Chaos” style

The development of information technology has opened up opportunities to access rich data sources. People can easily find articles on design advice for living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms … on groups, forums related to interior, home decoration on social networks. It’s simpler to listen to the suggestions of neighbors, friends … and then apply.

If you are not a professional, know how to select information, it is easy for homeowners to fall into a situation where they want to embrace everything, look at every detail, and want to take it home. In addition, there are many people who do not know what they like and do not know which option to choose.

A beautiful interior space is a harmonious combination of shapes of furniture, color of materials and light. Besides, it is also necessary to be based on the family’s living habits and financial ability to choose the right interior style.

Indochine style living room. Photo: BOW.Atelier


2. The plan is not clear

Not everyone can imagine how the interior space after completion will look like, how the color is. Not to mention the case that after finishing it, it doesn’t make sense, if you want to change it, you have to destroy it, which will be a waste of time and money.

A detailed interior design drawing will save a lot of money, time and effort in the construction process. The biggest advantage is that there is no need to demolish the building in case you want to change the design plan. At the same time, homeowners will have a clear plan, determine the construction order, budget and prepare carefully.

3. Wrong Feng Shui

Feng Shui in interior design is a factor that many Vietnamese people are very interested in, but in fact, even professionals sometimes still feel confused. Therefore, it is understandable that homeowners have difficulties when designing their own interiors.

Modern living room design. Photo: Ink Atelier


4. Not budgeting

This is one of the major disadvantages for homeowners who design their own interiors.

The advice here is that you should set up a cost estimate, or in other words calculate the total amount of money to be paid, including labor rent, purchase of furniture, installation equipment, backup .. This will help you control the level of investment for the project, proactively have a financial preparation plan for each stage.

5. Living space is not suitable for reality

There are two common occurrences, the finished house is not suitable for size and lifestyle.

In terms of size, Cambodian people are mainly small in stature, so it needs to be carefully calculated to facilitate the use process. For example, when designing a kitchen, installing appliances such as cabinets, dining tables, tables, chairs…, homeowners should pay attention to choosing the right size for the most frequent users.

In terms of lifestyle, you need to have a style consistency when designing the functional spaces of the house. For example, when arranging a kitchen, homeowners should pay attention to the specific requirements in cooking and family habits. In particular, due to cultural differences, it is impossible to put a European-style kitchen in a pure Cambodian house.