Finding Home Inspiration

Whether you’re planning an entire renovation, looking at extending or you just fancy a new look, finding the right home inspiration can be crucial. It doesn’t matter what type of space you are decorating, it’s all about planning and attention to detail.

Whether you’re planning an entire renovation, looking at extending or you just fancy a new look, finding the right home inspiration can be crucial. It doesn’t matter what type of space you are decorating, it’s all about planning and attention to detail.

Pin It!

My first go to tool before any decoration or renovation is Pinterest. There are so many amazing images and ideas that you can pin to one central board, like an online mood board. Gather up all your colour palates, your furniture ideas, your soft furnishings and even your wall art ideas. You can pic and choose elements you love from each picture to make your perfect room.

Window Shop

Pinterest may be an amazing tool to get you started but don’t rely on that alone. Often the pictures will be old or possibly from other countries so you might not be able to get your hands on that perfect lamp you had your eye on. Once you have your general ideas, go window shopping and see what’s available. See what’s within your budget and shop around. Don’t be fooled into panic buying either – if you have a specific idea in mind, shop around and wait until you find it.

Start Small

Often we go all in and start a project we perhaps haven’t thought about entirely. We can get caught up in the excitement of decorating and lose touch of the style we set out for. If you’ve painted and decorated your room and then you look at furnishing it, don’t do it all at once. Give yourself time to process each stage to help keep a sense of your style and design. Have your key pieces – the sofa and coffee table for example but then add smaller soft furnishings little by little. That way you can live with items for a week or so, get a feel for how it’s working, rearrange if necessary and then know what else will compliment your design.

You might even know what you want to buy but you can’t afford it all at once. Building your room up piece by piece is ok too. You don’t have to do it all in a weekend.

Going Bold

Don’t be afraid to have bold, statement pieces. Just ensure that if you do, the rest of the design compliments it. You want your statement piece to be a focal point of the room. You don’t want multiple statement pieces in the same room which will make the room seem too cluttered or busy. But bold furniture or a feature wall with statement lighting can really make a room amazing. If you have a set feature piece you need to have. Work the rest of your room design around that item. Work smaller items in around the focal piece rather than adding the statement item in last minute.

Small Budget?

Having a small budget doesn’t have to be a problem either! You can make big transformations if you’re savvy with your money. Shop around for the best deals, look in all the high street shops or even try Etsy. Sometimes you can get designer inspired furniture at a fraction of the cost. Alternatively, swapping out your old sofa cushions for new or adding a new throw can help. Fresh colours and adding some texture with different fabrics can instantly uplift and change a room. Adding some foliage, real or faux can also add fresh life to a room. There’s some beautiful succulents on the market at the moment.

Home » Interiors » Home Inspiration