Many times while partaking in a renovation you may end up overlooking some important details that are relegated as afterthoughts. However, some of them tend to be extremely important and should be considered more carefully. Overlooking them, or leaving them for later can have a huge impact on your overall space. So here are 5 interior design afterthoughts that should be carefully considered during the renovation process!
1. The space in between
Circulation spaces between furniture are one of the most important aspects of an interior design, but many homeowners often tend to overlook that in lieu of the actual styling. However, no matter how small the detail, and no matter how much you think it doesn’t matter – know that it does. The space between the sofa and end tables, the space between the TV and the couch, the space between the coffee table and the sofa seat – they all matter a lot, so always pay special attention to them!
2. Storage in the media wall
These days, slick, minimalist media walls are all the rage. Many of them have small, suspended consoles at the bottom but not much else. However, it’s important to note that you need a lot of space to tackle all of your media paraphernalia – especially if you have a surround sound system. So instead of going sleek and sophisticated, try and go for well-equipped for all the storage pragmatics.
3. The dining nook
Space shortage can be a real challenge to tackle, which is why you always need to carefully consider all of your spaces by importance and hierarchy while locking the layout. The dining nook is often left as an afterthought and many times, it ends up not living up to the homeowner’s expectation. So before locking the design, choose how many people you need to accommodate – 2, 4, 6 or 8 – so that you can determine the size and placement of this table.
4. The importance of accent lighting
Accent lighting has the ability to make or break the glamor and ambiance of a space, so if you feel like some area – maybe the one wall featuring precious artwork, or the amazing countertops on your new breakfast bar – need special lighting, then don’t leave accent lighting as an afterthought!
5. Nightstands all the way
A well-equipped and well-designed nightstand can make all the difference while accommodating your sleep routine. It’s true that the top is the most important, but having enough drawers and shelves can make all the difference in the world when you want to keep things handy!