Do you want to avoid some of the most common interior design blunders?

Of course, you do! There are all kind of interior design mistakes that people make. Fortunately, they aren’t too difficult to prevent.

With a keen eye and a little foreknowledge, you can avoid these 10 biggest interior design mistakes!

10 interior design mistakes to avoid:

1. Not Creating a Budget Beforehand

Designing a space is usually more expensive than most people anticipate. Be sure to account for not only your furniture and décor but also taxes, shipping costs, and unforeseen additions.

2. Not Measuring Your Space Properly

While it may be tempting to trust your intuition when it comes to the size of your space, neglecting to measure could come back to bite you.

Using a tape or laser measure, record the length, width, and height of your space. This will allow you to select furniture and décor that work within your space.

3. Getting the Lighting Wrong

One of the biggest interior design mistakes that people make is leaving their lighting arrangement until the last minute. It’s always best to plan out your lighting ahead of time.

Choose a lighting fixture collection and incorporate it into your space. Start with natural light, adding mirrors that will help reflect it throughout the room. Then, layer in your secondary light sources and anything might be considered more decorative than functional.

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4. Painting Your Walls Pure White

While you might have your heart set on brilliant white paint for your new space, this can make your space feel clinical.

With an off-white shade, however, you can approximate the appearance of pure white walls while maintaining a sense of warmth.

5. Putting All of Your Furniture Against a Wall

To a novice, the most logical furniture placement is flush against a wall. This can make your space feel dull and clinical, however.

Try pulling your main pieces away from the wall’s surface. Then, scatter a few pieces of furniture in a way that will encourage conversation.

6. Not Being Mindful of Scale

Beyond making sure that everything fits in your space, the actual size of your furniture, décor, and accessories matters.

Unfortunately, there is no set rule for creating the right sense of scale. Just try to avoid extremes, such as placing a large item beside a miniature item.

7. Matching All of Your Furniture

Don’t get hung up on matching all of your furniture, as this can make your space look like a furniture showroom.

While some pieces should match, feel free to mix colours and fabrics within a particular style.

8. Drawing Attention to Your Artwork

While you may be proud of your artwork, avoid drawing too much attention to it by placing it on its own or up high. Choose a location where it will blend in and try to keep it around eye level.

9. Chasing Fads

While there’s nothing wrong with following the occasional trend, professional interior designers know to avoid fleeting fads. You want to create a space that you’re not only going to love today but also a few years down the road.

10. Going Overboard

Cluttering is one of the most common interior design mistakes. Many novices fall into this trap when they have too many items—such as sentimental items and family heirlooms—that they want to be incorporated into their design.

Good interior designers opt for minimalism over maximalism!

 

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With its rich Sapphire Velvet Emerald upholstery and exquisite button-tufted details, the Duncan Sofa exudes ultimate elegance.





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Don`t let the month slip away without snagging your spring savings 🌸

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Experience the charm of cottage living with Direct Interiors, whether you’re looking to refresh some decor or furnish your entire getaway with stylish indoor and outdoor pieces. Our curated collections are designed to bring comfort and style to every corner of your retreat. And with delivery straight to cottage country, creating your dream escape has never been more seamless.
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Take a peek at the stunning transformation of this Muskoka cottage, where we turned its outdated interior into a modern retreat. With cottage season among us, we’ve got everything you need to freshen up your cottage decor.

Experience the charm of cottage living with Direct Interiors, whether you’re looking to refresh some decor or furnish your entire getaway with stylish indoor and outdoor pieces. Our curated collections are designed to bring comfort and style to every corner of your retreat. And with delivery straight to cottage country, creating your dream escape has never been more seamless.





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Its sleek gray stone top harmonizes beautifully with the natural wooden base, creating a chic focal point for your outdoor living space.





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In an industry dominated by men, Angela fearlessly pursued her passion for interior design, breaking barriers along the way. With her husband, they built Direct Interiors from the ground up, turning their vision into reality.
Joined by their daughter Vanessa in 2005, Vanessa aimed at disrupting the status quo of common furniture stores, and expanded our product lines and services offered, all while providing the same level of excellence to our clients. Together with her sister Stefanie and brother Frank, they transformed our showroom into the beautiful haven you see today. 
Tragically, Stefanie Caputo is no longer with us, but her presence is felt throughout our showroom and her spirit lives on in everything we do. Stefanie’s dedication and creativity continue to inspire us. ❤️🕊️
Today, Direct Interiors stands as a testament to Angela’s vision, a thriving business built on love, integrity, and exceptional service. From our humble beginnings to our expansive showroom, we remain committed to providing the finest furniture, lighting and accessory selections and customer care.
As we reflect on our journey, we are filled with gratitude for our incredible team and loyal customers who have supported us every step of the way. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your homes and your lives. Here’s to many more years of creating beautiful spaces together.🌟🏡
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“If you can’t buy direct, buy from Direct.”

Join us on a heartfelt journey through the evolution of Direct Interiors. 💖 Founded by Angela Caputo, our story is one of perseverance, passion, and family values. From Angela’s early days in the food business to transforming her garage in 1980, every step has been fueled by a commitment to excellence.

In an industry dominated by men, Angela fearlessly pursued her passion for interior design, breaking barriers along the way. With her husband, they built Direct Interiors from the ground up, turning their vision into reality.

Joined by their daughter Vanessa in 2005, Vanessa aimed at disrupting the status quo of common furniture stores, and expanded our product lines and services offered, all while providing the same level of excellence to our clients. Together with her sister Stefanie and brother Frank, they transformed our showroom into the beautiful haven you see today.

Tragically, Stefanie Caputo is no longer with us, but her presence is felt throughout our showroom and her spirit lives on in everything we do. Stefanie’s dedication and creativity continue to inspire us. ❤️🕊️

Today, Direct Interiors stands as a testament to Angela’s vision, a thriving business built on love, integrity, and exceptional service. From our humble beginnings to our expansive showroom, we remain committed to providing the finest furniture, lighting and accessory selections and customer care.

As we reflect on our journey, we are filled with gratitude for our incredible team and loyal customers who have supported us every step of the way. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your homes and your lives. Here’s to many more years of creating beautiful spaces together.🌟🏡





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Our DI Market Treasure Hunt is back and better than ever! Explore our clearance area for incredible markdowns on a variety of items. Whether you`re searching for statement pieces or everyday essentials, our DI Market area has it all. Hurry in and start hunting for your next great find. The hunt is on!





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Featuring a unique decorative sphere suspended within its curved pedestal base, this eye-catching table evokes a sense of balance and sophistication that is sure to captivate your guests. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, it boasts a light taupe finish that highlights the organic beauty of ash and oak wood, creating a timeless neutral hue that exudes serenity. Well-scaled and versatile, it can also be styled as an oversized end table or make an unforgettable first impression in a hall or entryway. 
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Set the stage for unforgettable dining experiences with @caracolehome`s Pearl Dining Table 🍽️💖

Featuring a unique decorative sphere suspended within its curved pedestal base, this eye-catching table evokes a sense of balance and sophistication that is sure to captivate your guests. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, it boasts a light taupe finish that highlights the organic beauty of ash and oak wood, creating a timeless neutral hue that exudes serenity. Well-scaled and versatile, it can also be styled as an oversized end table or make an unforgettable first impression in a hall or entryway.

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This buffet immediately grabs our attention with its striking metal shapes...✨❤️
@bernhardtfurniture's Trianon buffet is infused with modern sophistication thanks to its bold metal shapes. Crafted with precision from cast aluminum, the intricate detailing spans across two doors and three drawers, creating a seamless and visually stunning composition. Explore organized storage options within, including fixed and adjustable shelves behind the doors, and a convenient Guardian cloth silverware insert in the top drawer. 
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This buffet immediately grabs our attention with its striking metal shapes...✨❤️

@bernhardtfurniture`s Trianon buffet is infused with modern sophistication thanks to its bold metal shapes. Crafted with precision from cast aluminum, the intricate detailing spans across two doors and three drawers, creating a seamless and visually stunning composition. Explore organized storage options within, including fixed and adjustable shelves behind the doors, and a convenient Guardian cloth silverware insert in the top drawer.





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Embrace the essence of spring with the Bouquet Bar Cabinet, a vibrant celebration of color and form. 🌸✨
Step into an artistic realm where every detail blooms, from its intricate veneer inlay doors to the refined bronze-finished base. Inside, a glass mirror adds a touch of sophistication, elevating your space with elegance and charm.
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Embrace the essence of spring with the Bouquet Bar Cabinet, a vibrant celebration of color and form. 🌸✨

Step into an artistic realm where every detail blooms, from its intricate veneer inlay doors to the refined bronze-finished base. Inside, a glass mirror adds a touch of sophistication, elevating your space with elegance and charm.





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Embrace the timeless allure of retro and vintage furniture as we explore their seamless integration into modern homes in our latest blog post. ✨ 
Discover how classic pieces transcend eras, infusing contemporary spaces with character and nostalgia. Read more at the link in bio! 🏡🕰
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Embrace the timeless allure of retro and vintage furniture as we explore their seamless integration into modern homes in our latest blog post. ✨

Discover how classic pieces transcend eras, infusing contemporary spaces with character and nostalgia. Read more at the link in bio! 🏡🕰

https://directinteriors.com/blog/the-evolution-of-retro-incorporating-vintage-furniture-into-modern-homes/





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April showers bring May flowers, but our Spring Fling sale brings savings that will be blooming all month long! 🌷🌞
Take advantage of exclusive tag order deals, 20% off selling for floor models, and 10% off Serta and BeautyRest mattresses until the end of April. Refresh your space for less this month and start styling for the season ahead! 🏡
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April showers bring May flowers, but our Spring Fling sale brings savings that will be blooming all month long! 🌷🌞

Take advantage of exclusive tag order deals, 20% off selling for floor models, and 10% off Serta and BeautyRest mattresses until the end of April. Refresh your space for less this month and start styling for the season ahead! 🏡





For any questions or inquiries, visit us in store or phone in for more details 👇

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