Home & Interior Decorating: Inspiration & Ideas Are Everywhere.
You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to come up with inspiration for home decorating ideas in your personal style.
For a first apartment or for first-time home buyers; home decorating inspiration can be discovered in a variety of places. You don’t need a degree in interior design, or lots of money, to create awesome and comfortable rooms in your home. Successful decorating comes from knowing what you like and what works, experimenting with what you don’t know, and being game to try new things.
If you’re decorating your first home or apartment, you’ll find challenges galore: There may just be particular areas that you need help with: “How do I arrange furniture in a room that has too many doors and windows?” “I love color, but I’m scared to use it on my walls!” “How do I hang wallpaper?”
Fortunately there’s tons of help out there, to help you get comfortable with decorating. Inspiration is everywhere. In addition to the countless home decorating magazines and the online do-it-yourself sites, that also offer helpful decorating tips and tricks, there are some other places where you can get a first-hand look at how the interior decorating experts do it:
The great thing about furniture stores is that they are short on space; Larger stores often have in-house decorators, who know just how to make the tightest spaces look amazing: Upscale stores are experts at this. When you go to these stores, pay careful attention to the angles used for furniture arrangement, how and where the accent pieces are used, and the clever manner in which they use rugs, artwork, and color to create a particular focus.
One of the best ways to be able to study a room is with a catalogue you really like: Note how they arrange artwork on the walls, and how their pieces can mix both traditional and contemporary styles.
Model Homes & Open Houses:
Whether or not you’re house hunting; model homes are some of the best places to go for great decorating ideas. Typically builders will invest much time and money on creating a showcase house, and you can get an idea of how they use colour, space and light. (Also, you learn how they dress up the more traditional spots in your home, like the mantle, the foyer, the half bath, etc.)
Sounds strange perhaps, but those wallpaper sample books in your local hardware store or decorating center provide great ideas on home and interior design, and decorating inspiration that knows no bounds when it comes to using color and texture in your home. Spending some time with them also makes choosing your wallpaper easier.
Once you know where and how to look for it, you’ll find inspiration everywhere. After spending some time seeing how the professionals do it, you’ll find that you can adapt those ideas to meet your own needs and accommodate your home, style and budget.