No one is immune from mistakes, but it's best toThey learn before the start of any global action. Everyone doing repairs needs to present their room in advance and understand what can go wrong Jackie Hernandez - a self-taught decorator who holds a bachelor's degree in biology, a military officer rank of the Air Force and six years of experience as a manager in an IT company. But when she started to decorate and design, she realized that it was her path. After a short time, in 2014, she founded a school of decorators, where about a hundred students are currently studying. Jackie leads her blog and is ready to share a rich life experience. Including deconstructing the main, in her opinion, errors in interior design. Error 1. All in one style If the room has a single stylistic composition, it looks pretty sad. In order to somehow refresh the interior and breathe new colors into it, it makes sense to mix things from different collections, and space will find it. If it's a chair or ottoman, there will be no problems in order to remove or replace them. But if the matter concerns massive interior items, then the situation is much more complicated, and it is better to envisage such a scenario in advance. Error 2. Flaunting Collections If you are a passionate collector, do not plan your interior so that the collection of values is exposed and dominated in the constructed space. Perhaps your guests or relatives will not be very happy to dine or just be near a collection of masks, insects, stones of different sizes, children's shoes or dried insects. Error 3. Pairing arrangement Observance of clear proportions and principles of pairing to good visual perception also will not result. Jackie Hernandez advises placing items so that they are not grouped in an even number. It is best to take 3 or 5 pieces of different heights, and this will look the most advantageous. Why not the same height - about this further. Error 4. All the same height There is no interest in that interior, which adheres to the same level. Linearity, sharp edges, strict observance of contours - now it is not fashionable. But if you vary the height, you get a memorable and, most importantly, very individual interior. Error 5. Ignoring the "rule of thirds" This rule, which came from the field of photography, says: the most interesting image will be only if the subjects are divided into three zones, the same in size, but different in filling. Look at your room from the entrance or best take it to the camera. If three equal horizontal and vertical lines, dividing the frame into 9 rectangles, divide and the entire composition into dissimilar parts - then everything is fine. But if the "rule of thirds" is not observed, then the eye will catch on for this visual flaw. Error 6. Empty spaces under the consoles The author of the top 10 mistakes recognizes that this point is the most insignificant. But nevertheless, the interior will really look unfinished, if there are large empty spaces, consoles or other overall furniture. It will be more functional, for example, to put a basket under the table, and put a small bench under the sofa. Error 7. Overabundance of accessories The line between a good, refined style and a heap of excess items is very thin. Few decor - the interior seems incomplete. A lot - there is a sense of turmoil. It is best to focus on any one accessory of a larger size than on a pile of small ones. Error 8. Many small things This problem partially repeats the previous one. But it's true, with a lot of small things of absolutely any purpose, only thoughts of disorder, no more, creep into your head. Error 9. Artificial flowers They do not make any sense, they cause unpleasant associations, and storing them as decor, nothing but dust accumulation, will not bring. It is better to decorate the house with living plants and, to use natural elements - stones, seashells, dried herbs. Or come up with another solution for interior design. Error 10. Absence of semantic load and personality If there were no sensible ideas when planning a room, it is immediately evident. And if the interior is not diluted yet with personal things - gifts, frames, ornaments - then it even looks lifeless and artificial. Breathe more individual traits, dear to you, in your interior - and you will see how much it will transform! But do not forget about point 8.