Every one of us has a moment in our lives when we realise that we should do something about our home, especially when you visit our friend’s home and see how wonderfully they have decorated their homes. Don’t you get bored looking at the same old battered sofa, shaggy rugs, brown tattered couch you have been using since ages? It’s time to remodel your surrounding and let go off the old things crowing your home.
Now that you have decided to start renovating, the first thing is to be totally prepared because it is going to take your time and money as well. Also another thing is to know how to improve your style sense so that everything new that you bring in would match to your personality and outlook. There might be many things around your home which could be a fine substance for your décor inspiration. All you require is to have little patience and be persistent in what you are planning to do. Before bringing in the décor stuff do a little research and understand the colours, tones, textures, patterns and styles that you want in your home.
Some people are born creative and designing comes easy for them. They spend most of their precious time scanning through magazines and browsing online for decorating stuff and other related things. In fact there are many who would spend quality time watching shows on television and enjoy visiting decorator shows held around their locality to know the latest trends reviving the market. Visiting places like this and watching shows you learn a lot about the décor stuff like the new wallpaper collection, rich fabric making rounds, upholstery trend, window treatments, lighting fixtures, rug culture and lot more related to interior. The main thing is that if you want inspiration, any or all of these might give you the desire to take up a decorating project and bringing change to your life.
The cheapest way to find inspiration for home décor is by bringing in decorating magazines and understanding the new trends. It’s not that you need to buy brand new magazines every month off the rack, there are various stores that sell second hand magazines at very low rate; you can bring those as well. They are great places to find the most interesting magazine at the cheapest rate. Room décor is a classic affair and they do not fade away within two days’ time, so even if you refer to an old magazine it won’t be out-dated. In fact you may find just the right article that would inspire you to remodel your home in the way you always wanted but didn’t know how to start.
If there isn’t any second hand book stall around or you don’t know one in your locality, you can visit a library as well which has tons of excellent books that talks about interior décor. Better still you can just stay at home and browse through the millions of articles, pictures, stores and online magazines in your smart phone and find your inspiration. Once you find them interesting you understand the basic concept of décor like balancing and synchronization, you can start focusing in specialized techniques like faux finish, sewed draperies or reversible braid rug etc. There is also millions of DIY stuff that could inspire you since they can be made by stuff that is already available at your home. Whatever might be the reason for inspiration it will be good to start with.
Other than browsing online and checking magazine for decorating ideas, the most inspiring way to get you motivated is by encountering visual displays. You can visit a model home or designer shows where you can actually see houses and rooms decorating and planned into various dream palaces. Nowadays even interior décor stores have spaces where they built in fake bedrooms, living rooms and other areas of the room and decorate them with furniture, fabric and other art pieces. They can be a great inspiration since visual display is the best of all.
While browsing online you can even take online tours of show houses, designer homes and show houses on specific sites that would give you a detailed insight of everything inside a home. There are also manufacturers and home improvement stores that offer programs where you can try out different colour schemes and check various rooms. They have value added programs like newsletters that keep you updated with notifications of different updates of home décor.
It doesn’t matter what element of the universe inspires you to start renovating your home. The most important thing after you decide to start decorating is being a wise shopper. There might be millions of questions dwelling in your mind that you can ask at the stores or even online retailers. Try consulting and improving your knowledge before you spend a lump sum amount for renovating. Always remember that you need a home which is comfortable for you and your family and one which you are proud to show off your friends and neighbours. It should be soothing your mind every time you enter your home and be that best place you would want to go at the end of the day after hectic work.