"An environment should never look planned." A statement that seems at odds with the entire concept of interior design and decorating. In particular, it clashes with the idea of ​​Pinterest boards, schedules specialists such as AutoCAD and SketchUp, and a host of other technologies available to help us decorate. Sure, rooms are planned but is it possible to overthink? Can a room be over-planned, and aren't we just referring to an excessive amount of pillows? We think that for a domestic interior, whether traditional or contemporary, maximalist or modernist, monochromatic or rainbow, it is important to maintain a natural or spontaneous feel.

John Fowler said that "a room can't be finished on paper, you have to leave room for impulse." This seems to contradict the concept of 'install days' that we see interior designers post on Instagram - until you remember that often much of what they are 'installing' was already in place before being put into storage prior to the renovation . It is important to remember the mention of the mix, since one of the dangers for the amateur enthusiast is to get a taste for something current. For example, shells, skirted furniture, or pleats are decorative details and should not be overused to the point of making them a theme.

It's also worth remembering the thin line between cute and banal; it was Nancy Lancaster who declared that every room needs "something a little ugly." Moderation should also be applied to pattern and color, says Brandon, who warns us of the pitfall of what he calls 'DFI' - Design for Instagram, pointing out that the social media app "rewards certain color schemes and highly decorated rooms - quieter interiors don't look as attractive on screen. So you see people pushing for more and more color and pattern but often difficult to recreate in familiar environments.