Sources of Inspiration for Your Home Design (Guest Blog)
You don't have to be an artist to be able to decorate your house or apartment the way that it feels like home to you, and like a nice and welcoming place for your guests. Doing things yourself is not just a popular trend these days. It's something that gives a personal touch and feel to everything you do, especially if this is your home.
It's really important for you to be excited and inspired about the process. It's going to take a while, and might even never completely end. So, you need to maintain a positive attitude and keep an open mind for ideas to come.
If you feel like you are lacking ideas of where to go and what to do, here are couple of them get you started:
Visit all furniture and household stores in your area. Do one or two at a time. Don't try to do more – that might be too confusing. Take notes, take pictures, think of what you like and what you don't. Pay attention to upcoming holiday or seasonal sales. Sometimes nothing can inspire you well as a good sale!
Look around your place and find things that you either don't really like or have never used. Dust collectors are only cool if they carry some good memories. And also, interior decor is not only about adding more things. You will be surprised how big a difference it can make when you remove that one piece that doesn't not belong to the place. And experimenting is quite easy: take it out and see if you like it better this way.
Find and follow online three to four cool interior designers. People who design for a living always have cool ideas, and often share them on their blogs or via social media. Don't be shy to ask them questions if you have any.
Spend some time just browsing on Pinterest. It's an endless source of pictures and helpful groups. You can easily find a number of boards to follow and get inspired from!
See an inspiring collection of tips and quites by interior designers put together by Blindschalet.com