Top 4 Ways To Get Inspired For Your Next Room Project
With a new season upon us there is no better time to start thinking about revamping your home décor and switching up your interior. Like with any project the planning stage is key, especially if you are taking on a large project or planning to redecorate more than one room. Having a clear plan in place is a perfect way to help you visualise the end look and make decisions on which furniture and accessories to go for. If you are new to interior design or not sure on how to get started, then you should try to source as much inspiration as you can. This is a great way to get new ideas, see what is in trend and perhaps discover some things you might not have considered previously.
To help you get started and plan your dream project we have put together a list of the top 5 ways we love to get inspiration for any interior projects we take on.
Top Ways To Source Home Inspiration
The number one source for inspiration and putting together ideas for any upcoming project has to be Pinterest. With over 320 million monthly users worldwide Pinterest is the biggest hub for interior inspiration, décor advice, DIY tips and all things home renovation. A key feature that we love to take advantage of is the Pin Boards, they essentially act as an online mood board and you can add in room inspiration pictures, DIY tips, must haves for a specific theme and so much more. You can even name the boards allowing you to organise them per room type or to different interior themes. You can also look at mood boards created by brands, designers and other home enthusiasts you love and see what design styles they are interested in. Overall this a great way to add some structure to your planning and stay on top of what is trending.
Browse our Pinterest Boards online to see what interior projects we have been working on and keep up with our upcoming interior themes.
- Instagram Home Community
In more recent years the Instagram home community has grown massively where accounts share pictures of their stunning homes with their best interior tips and style advice. There are so many home accounts now that all are suited to different styles, from grey and pink to Scandinavian style we are certain you will find a number of accounts that you can gain inspiration from. We would recommend taking advantage of the hashtag feature on Instagram and searching for specific themes or styles to see which accounts are using those on their pictures. You can always save the pictures of the homes you like and it can be a great space to share ideas and advice with other people with a similar style interest to your own.
- Interior Books
Now for a suggestion that isn’t online based. If you already have a specific interior design theme in mind then you should look to see if there are any books on that style. There are so many great interior books that focus on general interior design right down to the details of how to master a certain interior theme. Whether you want to try your hand at Scandinavian design or learn a little more about Victorian interiors there are so many great books out there that are worth adding to your library. This is a great way to get some inspiration that’s a little different to the popular styles we often see on Instagram and Pinterest, perfect if you are wanting something unique for your home.
- Interior Design Programmes
We have found interior design programmes to not only be entertaining but a great source of inspiration for home projects. From whacky and wild designs to full home renovations there are so many programmes out there full of inspiration for whatever project you are working on. Netflix is a great place to start and some of our favourites include Interior Design Masters, The Great Interior Design Challenge and Amazing Interior.
Other places we love to get inspiration from is the homes of family and friends, showrooms and big homes stores like Ikea for example. Whether you are wanting to get inspiration for your projects or simply just love all things interior design there are so many opportunities available for you to expand your design knowledge.