8 Interior Home Design Mistakes to Avoid

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Every now and then, it’s fun to visualize a new vibe for your home and mix things up a bit. From your furniture to your walls and every inch in between, the design options are endless in your spacious new Medallion home. But before you open the paint can or hit “buy” on that patterned sofa, our knowledgeable and talented design team is here to give you some advice on design trends and mistakes to avoid.

 

We’re letting you in on how not to design a room. (Yes, this advice is just as helpful as it sounds!) Take a look at a few design trends and mistakes to leave in the past, and get inspired by our team’s fresh, modern taste for your new home in Central or Southwest Florida.

 

Home Design Trends to Avoid

 

1) Not Having a Budget

Every decorating project should start with a budget and a list of items to complete. This way, you won’t spend too much in one area or end up with an incomplete or half-decorated room. 

 

2) Mixing Too Many Patterns

This can create a terribly busy look (that may not be too appealing to the eye). It’s best to stick to one or two patterns per room for a more elegant look.

 

3) Themed Rooms

A themed room is never a good idea for a home’s main room. It works best as a children’s room or a sports-viewing room. Just make sure it still works well with the overall decor of your home!

 

4) Accent Walls

These are always tricky. Make sure the wall you choose is the focal point of the room, like the wall behind your bed, or the large wall in a living room behind the sofa or the fireplace. Also, remember to select a product or color that’s appealing and not off-putting. 

 

5) Over-Accessorizing

This is something we see a lot of people do! They get excited about displaying all of their favorite items at once, not realizing that this actually takes the eye away from their individual beauty. Consider putting only a few accessories in a room at one time. 

 

6) Pushing Everything Against the Wall

This can make your room feel empty instead of inviting. For a cozier feel, try grouping furniture together in seating arrangements around a focal point (like the fireplace), and grounding it with a rug and coffee table. 

 

7) Mismatched Furniture

This is a tricky decorating style to pull off, even for professional designers. Sometimes, it’s best to select similarly designed furnishings and only use those. If you still need to fill empty space in a room, incorporate new pieces that work with that design style and get rid of the old and dated.


8) Dated TV and Electronics

New flat screen TVs are no longer expensive, no matter the budget. Take the time to update and professionally install your new flat screen TV over the mantle or place it on a new credenza... and join us in the 21st century! :)


Whether you choose one of our gorgeous move-in ready homes, or build from the ground up using one of our floor plans, our team of design experts will ensure that your new Medallion home is perfectly suited to you. For more information, browse our design center, contact us at 914-214-9857, or schedule a model home tour today!