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Interior Design Myths: Busted

September 29, 2020

It used to be that only the finest homes used interior designers who held the secrets to making a home beautiful. Now, there is an abundance of information available to get your Weston Dean home exactly how you envisioned it. 

As with fashion, concepts can go out of style and the same is true for home décor. In order to remain current, you need to know what has gone in and out in recent years, while also staying true to your personal style and preferences. What used to be a hard and fast rule in home design may no longer be relevant for your new custom home in San Antonio. Read on to see how the rules have changed in the world of home design. 

Woman designing the interior in a custom home

Design myth #1: Paint a room white to make it feel larger 

It was once believed that the color white made a room look bigger or brightened up the space. While that’s partially true, the size and scale of the room have much more to do with selecting a wall color and furniture that complement the space itself. There is nothing wrong with a small room in a Weston Dean home, as long as it’s finished with warm colors to make it inviting and comfortable. The addition of colors to walls and adding accessories creates a great impact on how the room of your new home looks. 

Design myth #2: Don’t use dark wall paint 

It used to be thought that a dark color makes a room appear small, but the opposite is true. Dark colors can add warmth, texture and dimension to any room in your home. They tend to add a sense of glamour, style and drama and when used correctly, can become a focal point of your house. One current trend is using dark, patterned wallpaper in bathrooms or powder rooms to add a unique element to your home. 

Design myth #3: Small rooms need to have less furniture

Small furniture in a small room can make the room look like a dollhouse—instead of having excessive small pieces of furniture, have a few large statement pieces to help the room appear well-thought-out and intentional. Don’t make the small spare bedroom where you toss all the furniture you can’t find another place for. 

If the room still feels too small, think in terms of functionality and style proportion. Choose an armoire or standing cabinet to create a focal point that doubles as storage (after all, clutter truly makes a room feel more crowded). You could also invest in multi-functional pieces, like a sectional that pulls out into a guest bedroom or a desk that can be adjusted to coffee-table height. 

Always remember that rules in design can be broken. As you decorate your home, your personal style and taste outdo any trend or design rule. Adding your own flair will make your house feel more like a home for you and your family for years to come. If you’re looking for a custom home in the San Antonio area, Weston Dean Custom Homes is here to help. Contact us today for more information. 

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