Expert reveals interior design fails you should NEVER do
AN EXPERT revealed interior decorating failures you should never do – so how many are you guilty of?
Chris Carroll, 39, from Australia, has had his say in everything from flat furniture to huge TVs and wall art.
Here is his verdict on common household goods crimes, which he gave to news.com.au …
1. Flat pack failure
Ikea is inexpensive interior decorators’ best friend across Britain, but don’t be tempted to put it all in white.
Chris says, “Flat pack furniture is beautiful and all, but if every room in your house has a brilliant shine, you have more problems than Woman’s day on your hands.
“A room filled with all-white melamine furniture can appear cold, clinical, and sterile.”
Add wood and other materials to make it a warmer space.
2. On the box
While on lockdown, watching Netflix or Line of Duty was about as much fun as it gets, so it’s no surprise that many of us go for big TVs.
But Chris isn’t a fan, explaining, “Unless you’ve paid $ 150 for a little popcorn and a teenager shines a torch in your eyes periodically throughout a movie, I have to tell you. the bad news is that your living room is actually not a Hoyts movie theater.
“As such, stop buying TV screens that dominate the space.”
3. I have it covered
Did you think you were a good host by providing a range of reading material for people to browse while doing their business? Think again.
Chris says: “The most hideous of all time design crime is the stack of magazines next to the toilet, covered in more DNA than a CSI crime scene and giving people an excuse to stay in their midst. clean waste much longer than it should be. “
It’s time to get that reading material out of the downstairs washroom.
4. Hit a wall
Is your house covered in wall art quotes? It’s time to ditch them – especially those that read “Live Laugh Love” or the like.
Chris says, “If I have to explain this one, you are beyond any help.”
5. Take your photo
Do you model your home on “ perfect ” show homes or Instagram tablets? Bad move.
Chris says, “You should be able to walk into any house in the country and get a feel for who lives there.
“This is achieved through the display of keepsakes and keepsakes in all rooms. This is a personal statement, so do whatever you love.”
While we are on the subject of photos, Chris says that any work is better than nothing (other than the quotes mentioned earlier).
And make sure you don’t impose “social distancing” between your executives – it just sounds weird.
6. Sofa so good
The sofa and the television are both leaning against the wall? Chris isn’t a fan, saying your living room shouldn’t “look like a glove from the best 90s TV show,” Gladiators. “
He adds, “Pull the sofa out into space, make sure there’s a coffee table in front of it, and add some armchairs.”
How Charlotte Church spent her £ 25million fortune as she takes a bingo concert in Pontins
May 29: An opportunity you missed is back, so grab that second chance
‘I WAS DIFFERENT’
I found out I was autistic at 39 – suddenly my meltdowns made sense
My giant 38P breasts cause cysts, sores and rashes but NHS refused op
BEDDER BELIEVE IT
I’m a gypsy – we don’t wash bedding, cut our hair or buy brooms in May
DO IT QUICKLY AT THE EXPENSE OF QUALITY
DIY fan cited £ 3000 for dream cabinets is doing it herself and saving thousands
7. Buy it
When you’re on the go at a budget furniture store, it can be tempting to find everything you like.
But Chris hates nothing more than furniture packages.
He adds: “The modern (and correct) approach is to buy furniture for a room in different stores.”