Our home should be a reflection of our personality. But when you are torn in so many different directions it’s easier said than done to find the perfect setup. When you are trying to find your own style, whether it’s a cozy home or a stylish pad, what can you do to get inspiration?
A Pinterest board is something you’ve got to get set up if you haven’t already! Create one board devoted to styles that can give you the opportunity to place links to ceiling tiles, wall colors, and a multitude of materials that, after a while, you can begin to consolidate into one seamless style. The big problem when we have so many ideas is that we’ve got to start whittling them down to a handful of options. This is the most fun part of the process, so take the opportunity to spend as much time on this as you want. When you see items that speak to you, pin them. And once you’ve been doing this for quite a few months, take the opportunity to review what you got.
Go To A Designer Showhouse
If you’re looking for a contemporary style you’ve got to go towards where the interior designers get their inspiration. When you go to a designer showhouse you can see what the professionals are currently doing. While you may like the idea of current trends the idea is to get inspiration and use it as a springboard to something new. Visiting a showhouse can help you to consolidate ideas in your mind.
Anchor A Room
When you are designing a space, use a centerpiece as a way to anchor your ideas. It doesn’t have to be anything massive; it could be a piece of furniture but it could also be a lamp or a bowl. Once you start to create around this piece you’ve got a frame of reference which can springboard you onto other ideas for the rest of the house but it also helps you to put some thought into your ideal design peace. For example, you may want a talking piece like a sculpture or a painting. This can certainly have a big impact when you bring guests over.
Work On A Small Space
You don’t have to makeover the entire room right away. Take the opportunity to patch test. Find a small space in one of your rooms, like an end table or a shelf, and start to decorate objects around this item and live with it for a few days to see if you like it. If this tickles your fancy, you’ve got the opportunity to expand the space. And if you like how it looks in your room you can expand it to your entire house.
There are also things that you can do to keep yourself on-trend. When you start to look at what inspires professional creatives whether it’s fashion designers or interior designers there are different colors and paintings around that can help you tap into something different. Inspiration is infinite when it comes to redesigning your home- you just need to tap into it!