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3 Decorating Myths Debunked

Any person wants to arrange his house in a beautiful, bright, extraordinary way. There is even a separate direction in design — interior design. However, this area is surrounded by various myths and stereotypes, which are not always relevant and true. 

 


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Myth #1

Symmetry in Everything 


One of the most popular myths in interior design is the need for symmetry in everything. Lamps should be on both sides of the bed, at the same distance. And the best thing is on two identical bedside tables. Two mirrors should hang on opposite walls. Curtains should be symmetrical to each other and the same in color and width. 

 

In fact, it is not absolutely necessary. If the future resident likes symmetry in everything, then that's great, if a decision is made to make the interior completely asymmetrical, it will only add a "highlight". On the other hand, it is not necessary to completely break the symmetry of the room, it will be enough to add a few asymmetrical details, and the room will not look like a mirror, but will acquire individuality. 

 


Myth #2

White Walls for Small Rooms 


The second well-known myth is actually a classic technique. If you need to visually increase the volume of the room, you should paint the walls white or stick white wallpaper. This technique really works, but interior designers also suggest more radical actions for these purposes. For example, combine a dark color and a bright one in the walls that stand next to each other. As an option, make one wall dark purple, and the adjacent wall bright orange. Thus, the area of ​​the room will visually increase, and lovers of bright colors will not be forced to give up their preferences, replacing them with plain white. 

 


Myth #3

Cannot Combine Different Patterns 


Mixing patterns is, on the contrary, good. For example, a combination of wallpaper with patterns and plaids with a floral or checkered print adds interest to the bedroom. The only thing that is important is that they have similar shades or colors. 

 

 

Interior design is so individual that it is not necessary to meekly follow established canons. You can deviate from them, you can change them to suit yourself, and the main thing is not to be afraid to experiment!


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