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Infuse Your Home's Design With Creativity!

I've often found myself watching home shows on television and liking the interior design, only to later come to the realization that I don't have a budget in the hundreds of thousands. However, there are all kinds of cool decorating and interior design techniques that don't take much money. Rather, they take creativity. My wife and I have all kinds of fun decorations that didn't cost much, but that get a lot of attention from guests and that also compliment the space where they are. This blog is here to help you discover how to put your creativity to work in your home.

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5 Ways To Get Inspired For An Interior Design Effort

When people meet with professionals from a home interior design firm, they tend to fall into one of two groups. First, some folks just want the pro to supply the ideas. Then there is the person who wants to put their stamp on a house.

If you're in the latter group, though, you might still be looking for inspiration. Here are 5 ways to get inspired before you meet with a home designer.

Study Design Schools of Thought

It can be helpful just to develop a visual vocabulary by studying how different designers approach the same problems. You might find out, for example, that your sensibilities land somewhere between modernist and minimalist. Other folks may be more into Bohemian or rustic designs.

An additional benefit is that studying these ideas will help you communicate with a home designer. If they're talking about straight lines and solid colors, for example, you'll know they're likely not aiming for a traditionalist design.

Consider Simple Solutions

When people start ideating through possible designs, they often find themselves drowning in complexity. It's usually better to look at a problem and think about what the simplest solution is.

For example, a bland, white room might be spiced up significantly simply by adding some contrast. One person might go with stark black-versus-white contrasts, while someone else would use a plain pattern next to a rough, wooden texture. Regardless of how you attack the issue, try to think about the simplest and fastest way to make the space more interesting.

Steal Ideas with Zero Shame

If there's something you like, don't be subtle about stealing the idea. Cut images out of magazines and catalogs. Print off things you see on Pinterest and Instagram. If you like your neighbor's kitchen, take a picture of it. Don't be subtle, and have no shame about working from an idea that catches your eye.

Use a Problem to Solve a Problem

Another trick is to use solutions to pile on against other problems. If you have a boring wall behind the counter in your cooking area, for example, you might add a backsplash. Not only will it add visual interest, but it'll solve a practical problem that comes from water, sauces, juices, and other fluids flying around.

Make Use of Light

Nothing makes a room look better than providing superior light. There are lots of ways to get more light into a space, from using mirrors to redirect natural light to installing recessed lighting to subtly highlight key features of a room's design.

Speak with a representative from a local home interior design firm to get started.