AN INTERIOR designer wants people to rethink how they curate their spaces.
And she has wasted no time pointing out the design tactic that may seem smart but makes your home look amateur at best.
An interior designer wants people to rethink how they curate their spacesCredit: TikTok/ kylieinteriors
She’s wasted no time calling out the tactic that may seem smart but is amateur at bestCredit: TikTok/ kylieinteriors
In a recent TikTok video, expert Kylie (@kylieinteriors) called it the “cardinal sin of design” that shows you don’t know what you’re doing.
“If you use furniture sets in your home, we have to cut that out. I hate to see it,” she said.
“I don’t care if it’s a dining room, a living room, or a bedroom. Furniture sets will make your home feel very heavy.
“It’s not going to feel designer, even though the point is to make everything look cohesive.”
She continued to explain that too much of a good thing is not always a good thing, especially when it comes to matching sofas, a classic design mistake.
“This is just giving no effort. It’s giving I walked into the department store, and I was impatient.”
Instead, she recommended mixing materials for an elevated finish, using several before and after photos as examples.
Referencing one of them, she said: “Do you see how wood nightstands and a linen bed makes such a difference?”
For people on a budget who think big box brands are their only option, she said they shouldn’t be afraid to decorate slowly.
“When you hire an interior designer, and why it looks good every time, is because we are shopping around.
“We are being patient, and we are taking our time to curate things that look nice together. It makes a big difference.”
Still, she wrote additional captions for viewers with budget constraints, or a special attachment to matching sets already.
“If you can’t afford more than a furniture set right now, that’s okay! Get it and slowly change over time,” she said.
“At the end of the day, I want you to love your home! If you disagree or have a set you love: amazing! That’s the goal.”
She said matching furniture sets make a newly designed space feel heavy and rushedCredit: TikTok/ kylieinteriors