Interior design can be a fascinating and liberating area to delve into. You don't even need to know much about interior design to have a great time revamping and redecorating your home either. There are plenty of ways to get inspired so you can start creating the home of your dreams.
The key place to start is by looking at your home as a blank canvas. Don't try and focus on the entire property though, otherwise you are likely to become overwhelmed. In any case you will probably require a very different look from room to room. Think about how you will achieve that look in each separate case - the answer could be very different depending on which room you are standing in!
Sometimes you can catch yourself limiting the possibilities before you have even started making changes. It's easy to look at a set of Roman blinds and think you couldn't put them up yourself so perhaps you should get something simpler. You may even think you could make do with the curtains you have now, instead of investing some money in something new.
But remember that interior design doesn't have to be done all at once. Pick a room to start with and really put your imagination to the test. Quite often the best room to start with is your own bedroom. This is because it is a private space so you may find it easier to let your imagination go wild here, as no one else needs to see it unless you show them!
A bedroom needs to feel like a safe haven and this can be achieved in all kinds of ways. You can mix and match different items, fabrics, textures and themes until you find something that represents you and makes you feel confident and comfortable as well.
Sometimes you can get started with interior design ideas by focusing in on one particular item you already have in the room. You might have a luxurious Bedspread / Throw for example, or some favourite cushions you love to plump up and arrange on the bed. Either of these items - or indeed any others you love - could inspire a whole theme for the rest of the room.
You may sometimes feel self conscious about letting your best interior design ideas out into the open. This is quite natural especially if you have never done much decorating before. But be bold and consider how you want your rooms to look. What would you do if you really went to town with your interior decorating ideas?
Once you have a rough plan to follow you can sketch it out on a piece of paper. You may be starting with brand new furniture or you could keep what you have now. Bring together the item(s) that inspired you and use them to help plan out the rest of the room. Don't be afraid to bring in fresh new fabrics and brighter bolder colours either. Of course you may not want this kind of look but don't opt for neutral colours just because you feel nervous of choosing the bolder colours you really want to go with.
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