We can all be looking around for some inspiration for things every now and again. We feel like we need the inspiration to do things in our lives, visit places, live in certain areas or simply the inspiration for everyday when it comes to work and family life. We also need inspiration to be creative, and one of the ways we can lack on the creativity side of things is with the decoration and interior styling of our homes.
You may have fallen out of love with your home along the way, perhaps not sure what sort of style you want, what improvements you want to make, os even the colour scheme you want to embrace. They can all be tricky decisions, especially if you find that interiors and home improvements are not your strong point. But that doesn’t mean to say that you can’t feel inspired and take the right steps to help create the home you love and feel proud of. I thought I would share with you some of the best places to find the inspiration you need and also a few tips and ideas along the way to help you get started.
1. Seek inspiration online.
One of the best places to start when it comes to needing a bit of inspiration is to head to the internet and browse a few different websites. Social media is one of the quickest and easiest ways to find what you are looking for. A quick search on Instagram for home interiors will present you with an array of accounts of people sharing their homes, their tips, and their styling ideas. It is full of ideas on what you can do with your home. If you want some more practical ideas as well as things like tutorials and how to guides then Pinterest could also be a fantastic place to find the right sort of inspiration to get you feeling creative. Even looking online at retail stores like Deconovo.com could get you feeling inspired for different trends to embrace and different furniture or accessories to add to your home. Manufacturers like Beechworth Windows tend to share pictures of finished looks, which can be an excellent source of inspiration as well as helping you to recreate some of it at home by using the products on display.
2. Change the look with the seasons.
Feeling inspired is actually easier than you would believe as there is an array of inspiration all around you, take the weather, for example. The season can be a real indication of different style elements that you can add to your home. It could be that you choose to add hints of floral elements for spring and summer, either through bold prints on soft furnishings or real blooms to decorate. It might be that autumn and winter sees you wanting to add a cosy vibe to your home by having candles and blankets dotted around.
3. Don’t be afraid to play around with color.
Don’t be afraid to use color in your home, even if you aren’t a fan of bold statements, pastel shades can still give you that hint of color your home might need to feel less clinical and like a blank canvas. Websites like housebeautiful.com can help you get started. It could be that you choose to add color through your accessories, so that you can swap and change your mind as and when it suits. Color can help you to feel inspired when it comes to the styling and other elements of the interior as you start to complete your look. It is one of the best ways of adding personality to your home and definitely one that you should embrace for the future.
4. Use what interests you as your main motivation.
Maybe you should use what your interest are as your main motivation and inspiration for the style and interior look of your home. That could be anything from cooking or sports, to being creative. There are many ways you can add your personality and interests to your home. Written quotes on the wall could be inspired by your creativity for writing or being a positive person. Maybe you like sports and so ornaments and prints can be a big indication of that. Make sure you think outside of the box when it comes to the interior styling. You should be your main source of inspiration.
5. Think about long term plans and ideas.
Finally, don’t forget to think of the bigger picture and remember what your long term plans might be for your home. That could be an extension of some sort or even changing the floor plan and knocking some walls down. It will help you when the time comes for adding those final touches.
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