Truth Or Tale? Fact-Checking Common Myths In Interior Design

Every day we are lucky enough to work side by side with our clients to help them create the best interior design projects for their customers. We ensure their work ends up exactly as they envisioned, by carefully crafting our beautiful pieces and using materials that will withstand decades of wear and tear. However, we also like to help improve their projects with our articles on interior design trends, novelties and concepts. And today, we bring you a fact-check on common myths in interior design!

In this industry, myths and misconceptions are all over the place, often clouding the reality of what it takes to create a beautiful and functional space. From outdated concepts to persistent misunderstandings, separating fact from fiction is essential for anyone looking to start a design project.

Keep reading and discover some of the most prevalent myths surrounding interior design and uncover the truths behind them.

Myth 1: White Walls Make Rooms Look Bigger

It’s a common belief that painting walls white will automatically make a room appear more spacious. While light colours can indeed create a sense of airiness, the idea that white is the only solution for small spaces is a myth. In fact, the key lies in proper lighting, thoughtful furniture placement and the strategic use of colour. Darker tones can add depth and warmth to a room, while clever design tricks such as mirrors and multi-functional furniture can maximize space regardless of wall colour.

A piece like our Beaumont Sofa will make any interior design project look bigger due to its functionality. Its single-motion opening system makes room for an inviting bed, pairing a traditional sofa with a modern bed without compromising the design!

Myth 2: Matching Furniture Is Essential

There is a wrong idea that every piece of furniture in a room must match perfectly. If that were true, there would be no fun in designing an interior design project!

While coordinating elements can contribute to a cohesive look, overly uniform spaces can feel bland and uninspired. Mixing different styles, textures and materials adds visual interest and personality to a project. Embrace diversity by combining different types of materials and shapes or incorporating unique details that reflect the client’s taste.

For example, we combined our Echo bed in Bergen Toffee fabric with our Henry bench in Rupert Elephant leather. Different textures and different colours!

Myth 3: Small Rooms Require Small Furniture

In compact spaces, there’s a tendency to gravitate towards small furniture in an attempt to preserve a sense of openness. However, this approach can actually backfire, making the room feel cluttered and disjointed. Opting for appropriately scaled furniture that fits the proportions of the interior design project is the best option.

In some cases, a few larger statement pieces, like our Zigzag pouf, can create the illusion of magnitude, while a modular piece like our Disruption sofa can provide versatility without sacrificing precious space!

Myth 4: Every Room Needs a Pop of Colour

Another very common myth is that every room requires a bold splash of colour to be visually appealing. Yes, colour can indeed add vibrancy and personality to a space but it is not a requirement for an interior design project to be good! In reality, the effective use of colour depends on various factors such as the room’s size, natural light and overall aesthetic goals of the client.

We believe that neutral colour palettes can create a serene and timeless atmosphere, while subtle pops of colour through accessories or artwork can add personality without overwhelming the senses. The secret is finding the right balance that complements the space and reflects the homeowner’s taste and preferences!

We hope this article helps you see the interior design industry from a different perspective and what goes into designing a project. By demystifying common myths and embracing the realities of design, interior designers can embark on their projects with more confidence and clarity.

Remember, the true essence of design lies not in adhering to arbitrary rules, but in the ability to craft spaces that reflect individuality, creativity and, above all, comfort!


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