Embarking on a new project? Interior decorating mistakes to avoid, according to the experts

Embarking on a new project? Interior decorating mistakes to avoid, according to the experts

Are you embarking on a journey to enrich your new home or are you ready for a redecoration refresh? The most important thing to remember is to embrace the art of patience, for hasty decisions might sow the seeds of future regrets. Amidst the excitement of transformation, let's pause to gaze at the grand canvas of possibilities. This mindful approach will allow you to weave a tapestry of timelessness, making every day, year after year, a celebration of home.


1. Take your Time

Although it's tempting to complete your project as soon as possible, taking your time will benefit the finished product more than you can imagine. Gradually establish your style. Watch the colour palette evolve as you add individual pieces. Get a feel for your space as you go on... then, decide what it's lacking in terms of function. Good things come to those who wait. 

2. Quality over Quantity 

As cliché as it sounds, focus on quality rather than quantity. Buying fast furniture is not only bad for the environment but also ends up costing you more in the long run. Why? It's made of poor quality materials, and, like fast fashion, it's trend driven. This means its aesthetic will soon be a thing of the past (and not in a vintage way).

Therefore, we suggest investing in lifetime pieces. Choose things you love, made from materials you can trust. Raft crafts handmade furniture and accessories from natural, sustainable and durable materials to ensure our furniture can stand the test of time.


3. Not Everything Has to Match 

Your style is unique to you. Establishing a clear theme is neither realistic, nor favourable. The risk you take when rushing to decorate is finding yourself stuck in a time machine years later. Trends and fads change, meaning that buying all of your furniture, accessories and artwork at once could make your interiors stagnant and outdated. So, just remember that not everything needs to match. Combine styles, textures, prints and colours... whatever speaks to you will make your house a home.