Tuesday, April 1, 2014 / by Fra Jamir
Are you working on decorating your home? Perhaps you want to spruce up your décor, but you aren’t sure where to start.
Where can you find inspiration for your Charleston home décor, besides the obvious home décor magazines and websites?
Here are some fun and creative ideas that will inspire you when designing your décor:
The next time you go on a vacation, you can find décor inspiration at your hotel. Most hotel rooms in mid-range to luxury hotels have beautiful, comforting and understated designs, so take photos if you find something that you like.
Perhaps you can invest in plush throw pillows for your bed, a sleek bed table lamp or thick white towels for your bathroom to recreate the look of a luxury hotel.
Take a walk around your local art gallery and see if you can find some inspiration there. Perhaps the harmonious colors of Impressionist paintings or the angular shapes of Cubism will inspire you to add visual interest to your décor. You might not be able to afford an original Picasso or Monet, but you can always order prints of your favourite artists online and add art to your home on a budget.
The Beauty Of Nature
Another place to find beauty and inspiration is from Mother Nature herself. Take a walk outside in the country and take some photos of what you encounter. Perhaps you will be inspired to paint your walls a shade of green just like the spring leaves, or create a centrepiece for your table made from pinecones.
You can also find inspiration from the colors, textures and patterns that are popular in the world of fashion design. Look at magazines, fashion shows and advertisements to see what colors and styles are popular at the moment. If you love the look of a certain item of clothing, think about how you can incorporate that color, texture or pattern into your décor.
If you have an open mind, you can find inspiration for your home décor all around you. These are just a few ideas to get you started, but of course there are many other sources of inspiration out there.
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