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What's Making Your Space Ugly? Common Mistakes to Avoid From a Denver Interior Designer and Decorator


Interior Design and Decor Insights from The Brass Beetle, Denver's Interior Design and Decorating Expert


Creating a beautifully designed space can be challenging, even for the most design-savvy individuals. Decorating mistakes are easy to make and often detract from your home's comfort and functionality. At The Brass Beetle, located in Denver, Colorado, we specialize in interior design and decorating, ensuring you avoid costly mistakes! Here are some common interior design errors that could make your home look unattractive and how to avoid them.


Ignoring Scale and Proportion

Mistake: Choosing furniture and decor that do not match the room can make your space feel cluttered or empty. Oversized furniture can overwhelm a small room, while tiny pieces can get lost in an ample space.

Solution: Measure your room and plan your layout carefully. Ensure that the size of your furniture complements the dimensions. Select pieces proportionately to your space, creating a harmonious and balanced environment.



Poor Lighting

Mistake: Relying on a single lighting source can create harsh shadows and an unwelcoming atmosphere. Inadequate lighting can make even the most beautifully designed rooms feel dim and uninspiring.

Solution: Incorporate multiple layers of lighting, including ambient, task, and accent lighting. This approach ensures your space is well-lit and versatile. Select fixtures that share a similar style.




Choosing Style Over Comfort

Mistake: Prioritizing aesthetics over comfort can lead to spaces that look great but are not practical for everyday use. Uncomfortable furniture or impractical decor can make your home feel less inviting.

Solution: Strike a balance between style and comfort. Choose furniture that looks good and feels good. Select items that are not only visually pleasing but also ergonomic and well-made.




Overlooking Functionality

Mistake: Designing a space that looks stunning but doesn't meet your practical needs can lead to frustration. For example, a gorgeous kitchen without sufficient storage or counter space can be challenging.

Solution: Consider how you use each space and plan accordingly. Functional design is critical to creating a home that works for you. Think about how you will navigate a space before buying it.




Neglecting a Cohesive Color Scheme

Mistake: Using too many colors or failing to establish a cohesive color scheme can make your space chaotic and disjointed. Clashing colors can be visually jarring and diminish the overall aesthetic appeal.

Solution: Develop a color palette that complements your style and stick to it. You don't have to be monochromatic; a cohesive scheme ties the space together. Choose 2-3 colors, and then once you're happy with the space, have some fun!



Ignoring Personal Style

Mistake: Mimicking trends without incorporating your style can make your home feel impersonal and generic. It's tough not to be swayed by the latest design trends, but your space should reflect your unique personality and taste. That's why we say, "A home with an identity never goes out of style."

Solution: Infuse your home with elements that resonate with you. Whether through artwork, textiles, or heirloom pieces, your home should tell your story. Our Aesthetic Invention Service is excellent if you are unsure what you resonate with or like in a space.



Overloading with Decor

Mistake: Overloading your space with too many decor items can create a cluttered and overwhelming look. It's essential to find a balance between decoration and open space.

Solution: Be selective with your decor choices. Choose pieces that add value to your space rather than filling it with items. Curate a selection of decor that complements your space without overwhelming it.



Avoiding these common interior design mistakes can significantly enhance the look and feel of your home. At The Brass Beetle, located in Denver, Colorado, we are dedicated to helping you create beautiful, functional spaces that reflect your style. Whether you need expert interior design, decorating, or furniture/decor selection services, we are here to guide you every step of the way.


Transform your home with The Brass Beetle and experience the difference that professional design can make. Schedule your complimentary consultation and start your journey to a beautifully designed home and life.

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