An ironing board in plain sight, colorful towels, a treadmill in the room - we tell you what other household items and habits are actually incompatible with the designer interior
When we receive a visualization from a designer that suits us completely, we often forget or do not think that in the process of settling in the interior we ourselves are destroying this "picture". We will tell you about 10 common mistakes and share tips on how to fix them.
1. Fridge magnets
Most often, when you come to photograph a finished object, it is the magnets that have to be removed: these small elements add visual confusion to any interior.
How can you avoid this? There may be several solutions. The first is to ask the designer in advance to provide a board for the magnets and a place to place it. The second option is to cover part of the wall or the entire surface with a special paint "Magnetic board". It will be possible to attach magnets to it - and they will definitely become an interesting accent in the interior.
2. Souvenirs from different countries
Souvenirs are almost the same as magnets in the kitchen, but here's the bad luck: they cannot be attached to a magnetic board. It needs a structure. Which one? It's simple. Most often, the country or city from which you brought souvenirs has its own symbol. And as a rule, this is an architectural structure. Buy them in one scale, which is about the same size.
Thus, it is possible not to scatter the world's architectural masterpieces in a chaotic manner on cabinets and shelves, but to structure them into a whole street, creating a collection that will definitely not be left unattended.
3. Dishwashing detergents
Visible cleaning products are another problem that almost everyone has. But what to do - they really should be at hand. There is only one way out - to pour all these funds into beautiful dispensers and containers matched to the interior.
If you are still at a happy design stage, ask the designer to provide a built-in storage system in the sink so that there is nothing at all on the surface.
4. Ironing board
For some reason, very often the owners simply do not clean it. Although it has long been invented options for its stationary storage and quick collection, but today it remains a place for storing things.
To avoid this, provide a place for ironing in advance in the dressing room or laundry room. And make it not boring - let a TV or a stereo system appear nearby. And if there are no such places, then you can use the design findings, as in the example.
5. Shoes in the hallway
Often, designers forget to provide for a large number of storage places for shoes. And apartment owners are more often interested in where their outerwear will hang. And the fact that we end up with a hallway with a huge number of seasonal shoes does not bother anyone at the beginning of the design.
It is best to provide separate shoe racks and functional benches or ottomans with drawers - each place will be used. Also, don't forget to put away your seasonal shoes.
6. Colored towels in the bathroom
When we see the project of our future bathroom, we do not pay attention to the fact that the presented visualizations will not have the multi-colored towels that we are used to. Rather, they will maintain color in the interior or become a thoughtful bright spot of color.
Tip: Gradually replace all towels with plain ones. And to distinguish where whose, you can sew on each first letter of the name.
7. Sports equipment
A treadmill that holds things and stores dumbbells that you do at home a couple of times a week is a common pattern, but not a masterpiece. To correct the error, provide a specific area for the machine and accessories. A good idea is to fence it off with a screen or even arrange a mini-gym on the loggia.
And it is also worth considering: are these things really necessary in a small space of an apartment?
8. Bed linen
Imagine a bedroom in pastel colors, with a bed in which you can see bright blue bedding with flowers from under a beige bedspread. Complete failure!
The way out of this awkward situation is almost the same as with towels: choose textiles in the style of the interior. Or sew a longer bedspread and make the bed completely, and throw decorative pillows on top.
9. Spices, oil, towels in the kitchen
Of course, it is better to clean such things, leave them in the closet. But if this gives you inconvenience, adapt beautiful containers for them. Do not store spices over the hob. Better to provide them with a separate panel in the kitchen.
10. Scattered toys and textbooks in children's rooms
No matter how difficult it is to teach a child to order, it is better to do it from early childhood. And so that he wants to do it himself, buy bright boxes or baskets so that you can put everything in its place. Teach it structuring from an early age.
Do not forget: small things that are not designed and organized in any way create chaos and confusion. From this, the interior ceases to be solid. Try to be a photographer in your home: what would you clean? I think you would hide a lot of things from the camera.