If you’re like most people, you’re already thinking ahead to the furnishing stage while we’re building your dream home (or maybe even before we’ve started construction). Just to be safe, make sure you have a good grasp on the three most common design mistakes that new homeowners make.
3 Critical Design Mistakes that Thousands of Homeowners Make
Before you buy anything, make sure you have the right plan in place. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of furnishing your new home, but have a peek at what designers all over the country notice right away.
Design Mistake #1: Mismatched Measurements
Don’t buy furniture in a set. Instead, buy it piece-by-piece. It’s easy to get too much furniture for any room; remember, you want your space to be fully functional without closing in your wide-open floor plan.
Design Mistake #2: Inadequate Space Between Furnishings
Your home isn’t a maze, and according to interior designer and professional stager Cathy Hobbs, you need to make sure there’s a natural flow.
“In addition to choosing furniture of the appropriate size and scale for your space, keep in mind flow. A natural flow in a space is about 3 feet. You want to have 18-24 inches between your sofa and coffee table, for example. Art should be two thirds the size of the object below it,” says Hobbs.
Design Mistake #3: Forgetting Function
It’s always important to make sure that function comes before anything else. Don’t put your television across from your largest window, because you’ll get a steady glare when you want to watch; don’t block off parts of your rooms with your sofa when you could set up a great conversation space.
We’ll Handle the Floor Plan; You Handle the Furnishings
If you’re not already living in a beautiful custom home by Hughes Edwards Builders, now is the time to start looking. We’ve designed some of the most spectacular houses in Middle Tennessee, and we’d love to talk about what you need.
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