It is a truth universally acknowledged that one’s home is one of the purest inner reflections of their own mind. The place you spend all your time naturally needs to be a stellar space that makes you happy on the daily.
However, determining how to channel your inner interior designer can be complicated. Learning what you like and where to get it can be a challenge. What seems elegant in your head may not often translate into your space. Furthermore, what works in your friend’s homes may not be the right fit for yours, since everyone’s unique personality shines differently through their décor.
So how does one find their unique aesthetic flair? There are a wide variety of sources from which you can draw inspiration from in order to create an impeccably designed home that truly aligns with your taste!
Without further ado, here are our Prestige Décor top ways to inspire your inner interior designer:
- Read Magazines
One of the original trendsetters in our society before the digital age of smartphones was magazines. The influence that existed between the covers was undeniable, with pages and pages of gorgeous items on display to excite the masses into forking over their hard earned money to covet and keep objects that spoke to them.
If you find yourself struggling to figure out what route you want to take with your interior design, consider perusing through any of the following wonderful design magazines:
- Style at Home
- Elle Décor
- Arts & Architecture
- Interior Design
- House & Garden
- House Beautiful
- Creative Review
- Harvard Design Magazine
- Architectural Digest
Create a Mood board
On the topic of reading magazines, you can take the inspiration you get from that activity and bring it one step further by clipping out pages, images, and words that have meaning to you and your design journey and pasting them to a mood board.
What’s a mood board you ask? A mood board is a piece of paper or Bristol board with pasted images and phrases on it that inspire their creator. This craft is perfect for those who benefit from mapping out ideas in a visual manner.
What would this article be if we didn’t mention the be all, end all of interior design inspiration – the lovely picture website known as Pinterest. Pinterest is a popular social networking platform that encourages users to share and discover new interests by “pinning” them to their personal Pinterest board.
The website has gorgeous images and ideas surrounding just about anything you could ever want to experiment within the world of interior design. If you prefer to work on your computer, as opposed to whipping out the glue and scissors necessary to make a mood board, Pinterest is the best option. A digital mood board – what more could you ever want?
Spend Time with Likeminded People
They say that we are all a sum of our 5 closest friends. Does this phrase ring true to you?
When embarking on a journey of interior design, it’s important to think about what encouraged you to begin your first step:
- Did your acquaintance’s bathroom boast a stunning oil painting above a soy hand-poured candle, leaving you wondering where she purchased the work?
- Was your workplace kitchen designed so functionally that it had you feeling upset about your own disorganized one?
- Do you have that one friend who always seems to have the coolest antiques hanging around their home like miniature works of art?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, or can relate to them at all, then you know.
Cultivating your own personal style comes from being inspired by places outside of yourself. There’s no shame in co-opting the trends that your friends love if they truly spark joy within your heart! Furthermore, asking for tips on how to design your place from the friends whose homes you admire most is a surefire way to ensure the job will be done right!
Why Prestige Décor
At Prestige Décor, our over 20 years of experience allows us to provide phenomenal reupholstering services, curtains and drapery, and blinds and shades. Every day, we are in awe of our client’s passion to create a space that shines inside and out! Drop us a line today to figure out how your curtains can help support the vision of the dream home you’re going to create!