Home interiors and gardening

Find the Perfect Home Designs for You

Your home is part of you, and its design is a way for you to express yourself. Do your walls show off your unique personality? Is your sofa as comfortable as the air you give off? You may find that your home doesn’t represent who you are, so your next challenge is to figure out how you want your home to look. This can be as much of an uphill mountain as actually getting the redecorating work done. Here are tips on how to discover the perfect home designs for you.

Think About What You Already Own

When thinking of designs, it’s important to take into account the items that you will keep out in the open, so you can make sure your designs complement them. For example, if you have a giant art piece that sits above your fireplace, make sure that the colours don’t clash.

Look Around for Lighting

The lighting in your home is crucial to achieving your overall desired effect. Give your home a variety of lights so that when you walk through it doesn’t feel mundane and boring. Search around for different types of light fittings and find the ones that fit perfectly into each room.

Look at Showrooms

Showrooms are a great start to giving you a boost of inspiration. Mosey into your local town and find shops with showrooms. You may find you can’t find anything that truly feels like what you want, and that’s OK — even figuring out what you don’t want is a good enough start.

Whether it’s luxury en suite shower rooms you want, or a new fitted kitchen, you will be sure to find some great inspiration when wandering around showrooms.

Purchase Paint Testers

Looking at paint colors online and on the side of the cans is not the same as seeing the paint physically on the walls of your home. Purchasing some paint testers means you can take the paint home and apply a little on your walls until you find the perfect color.

Take Pictures

When you’re out and about, you may be hit with sudden inspiration. It’s easy for this to later slip from your brain while you focus on other things you need to get done. Getting into the habit of taking pictures when you view something inspiring ensures that it will be documented on your phone, and when you look back later, you’ll be reminded of the inspiration.

Next time you enter a restaurant and are floored by the gorgeous, wooden flooring, take a quick snap. It will be easier to find something similar for yourself if you have a picture.

Peruse the Shops

It may seem obvious, but so much of people’s shopping is done online nowadays. You can type in exactly what you want, meaning you’re less likely to find some item that you simply don’t need, but feel you have to buy. Physically going into shops means you might come across something that screams you, which could create a domino effect in terms of buying things you don’t necessarily need.

Coming up with home design ideas is tricky, but once you start, you’ll find that you are full of them — you just need to tap into some inspiration.

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