Inaugural post: August 20, 2021 - the first thing you see when you go to #InteriorDesign
Hi, I’m don’tstagram, and seeing this image as the first result in the #InteriorDesign instagram tag makes me want to throw my diploma out the window.
Now, in the future, I may veer off towards detailed breakdowns of spaces, perhaps with some accompanying graphics and cropped shots, but right now I’m sticking to bullet points. Because bullet points are effective communication tools and I have a fanfic I’m supposed to be working on so am a bit pressed for time.
First, some details about the account. I don’t share the actual OP, as this can get quite critical, but some basic stats
Location: Australia (I swear I’m not deliberately throwing shade at our neighbours across the ditch this really was the top result when I searched)
What’s wrong with this space:
I get that people like this kind of neutral hygge look with the dried grasses and everything but honestly it’s boring, hollow, and shows the dirt easily. Do you have a pet? Light neutrals are not your friend.
Where the heck are the skirting boards (baseboards for you Americans). Sure, it’s one less thing to clean, but they exist for a reason - to finish off the wall neatly, and to hide any untidy joints. Unless that flooring has been installed exceptionally well, it’s going to look messy.
Additionally skirting boards are generally finished in enamel (either water or oil based) paint, which is much tougher and easier to clean than standard flat wall paint. This means there are going to be vacuum scuffs and probably marks from mopping on this wall pretty early on in the piece.
Sofas without arms are the actual worst. I hope this is a couch for visitors you don’t like sticking around too much *edit* after taking a fourth look, I can see the sofa does in fact, have arms, but they’re very low and not at all the kind you can lean on comfortably without putting your back out, so my comment still stands.
There is nowhere to put a drink. The plant stand’s not going to do much, and the cane coffee table as it is, can’t have a drink put on it as it has no proper flat surface. Yes, you could use a coaster, but this is asking for spills.
Dried arrangements are great for staging, but they get dusty very quickly in most homes. If you like to air your house out regularly you’re going to want to shake these out a lot. Unless you live somewhere with no dust and/or air pollution in which case... good for you can I get some of that?
Personally, I am not a fan of matching your art to your decor. Art is an intensely personal thing, and choosing pieces because they go with your colour scheme is something I remember Changing Rooms doing in the 90s. I hated it then, and I hate it now.
Please dear lord just give me a tiny bit of colour I’m begging you.
This doesn’t actually look like a real design, it looks like the AU/NZ kmart catalogue
Things I like:
The textures are lovely. Despite not personally liking the way design is leaning towards this kind of homogeneous scandi-lite neutral spaces devoid of any personality, the different materials and weights are pleasing
Have you spotted a photo that’s got you itching to pull out the DIY gear? Submit it through the @dontstagram inbox right here, and I’ll let you know all the things you’ll want to be aware of before taking that idea and running with it!
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