|How to Find Design Inspiration|
Are you starting a new design project, or looking to redesign a room in your home? Many homeowners feel overwhelmed and stressed when starting to decorate. "Where do I start? What should I do first?" Often, a homeowner will jump right into
furniture shopping or choosing paint colors, but if this is your first step,
then you may not end up with the harmonious design that you are hoping for.
In order to create the best outcome, you need to start with
an inspiration from which everything else will follow. Your inspiration will be the model for
everything you do, so most importantly, start with something you love!
What is a design inspiration? It is anything that gives you the feeling that you
want in the room you are decorating. Your inspiration could be literal (a photo or display of a room
that you want to model), or it could just be something that inspires you to
create you own look.
When searching for design inspiration, here are a few ideas
of where to look:
Magazines are great sources of
inspiration for designing a home.
But don't limit yourself to design publications. Look through fashion magazines,
children's publications, and product catalogs for insight and ideas.
Hotels use the finest designers and architects, so why not use their expertise
and creativity? Look at the
colors, furniture, and overall style to inspire your next project. If you don't want to travel around the
world to check out hotels, you can simply go to the bookstore. There are many books and guides with
photos to inspire you.
One beautiful accessory can speak to you in a big way. You can build an entire room around one
piece. Think about what you love
about that ornament. Is it the
colors? The shape? The overall mood? Use those elements in your room to
create the same feeling.
These days most wall covering designs are offered not only
in a choice of colors, but come with several coordinating patterns. Another
plus is that many wallcovering companies also carry fabrics in coordinated
designs, and some even offer bedding, window treatments, upholstered
headboards, and accessories. You can use a wallcovering book like a magazine,
because each collection is photographed in a room setting, so you can actually
see how they work together
Now that you are inspired, go decorate!