Looking for inspiration for your home can be so much fun. You don’t have to trawl through images of other people’s interiors. Start with what you already have and what you love.
Do you already have a favourite room in your home, a loved piece of art or a cushion you couldn’t do without? What is it about these objects and spaces you love? Colours, textures, shapes?
How do they make you feel? Calm, energised, happy?
Can you take ideas from these items and add to them?
Think of finding inspiration for your home as a little adventure. Start observing all around you and recognising things that light you up and make you smile. Take pictures or add to the memory bank– collect your images and thoughts together.
Where do I find inspiration?
You can find inspiration everywhere. Your wardrobe is often a place where you already have colours, patterns and textures you love. They could be your clothes, accessories and jewellery
Architecture you walk past everyday... look at the details, the window colours, the letterbox and door knobs, the tiles at the entrance, the colour and texture of the render or the cladding. Maybe some of these external details could look good inside? That brass of the door knocker or that bold colour combination.
There are lots of car lovers out there. Many classic cars and sports cars have beautiful details like the spokes on the wheels, the curves of the bodywork and the contrasting stitching on the seats. Do you think you could use any of these ideas in your own home? Perhaps a dark interior with a pop of red running through or capture those curves in your new furniture choices.
You can find inspiration almost anyway from the colours in nature to the retail signage. I challenge you to start observing. Notice when something catches your eye that you like. Think of textures, shapes, colours and all the little details. How the spaces you love make you feel and why do you think this is? What is the lighting like? Is it atmospheric, bright or dim?
Most importantly have fun with it. Being brave in your home interiors can often have the best effect. Paint that room dark if thats what you love. Get a neon light in there if thats what makes you smile. Enjoy!
If you're struggling with your interior, I can help. I offer a consultation service if you're just looking for a bit advice or guidance and a few ideas or I offer design services from concepts which allow you to transform a room to full interior design to help your trades understand and co-ordinate all of your requirements for the perfect look.