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10-Point Guide of what NOT to do when you design your home

January 21, 2021

Designing the interior of your home is an exciting opportunity to freshen up or completely revamp your living space. Whether you’re redesigning an existing space or creating the interior for a new home, allow yourself to tap into your creativity, take some risks and – importantly – have fun!

Here at Ana Engelhorn Interior Design, we love infusing a place with character and charm – mixing the new with the old and adding carefully considered colour and lighting schemes to complement the furnishings and pieces. Above all, however, we want to let the owner’s personality shine through, making it their home.

When it comes to the design process, there are different ways to approach it. With lots of details to sort out and decisions to make, it can be daunting and there are certain common pitfalls to avoid. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide of the top 10 oversights NOT to make when you’re designing your home:

  • Stick to one style
  • Leave out colour or texture
  • Use only one colour tone throughout
  • Place lights too high or low
  • Put in a single layer of lighting
  • Hang art where it can’t be seen properly
  • Leave out dimensions in your planning
  • Neglecting to account for delivery times
  • Buy everything from the same supplier
  • Focus only on how the space looks not how it works

Keeping these pointers top of mind as you go through your interior design process should help to make it as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. If you need further inspiration or guidance along the way – we know how time-consuming and overwhelming it can be if you are also juggling work, family and/or daily life! – do get in touch. We’d love to help you realise your dream home.

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