Whether you know it or not, you are a designer. You are a creator. You are an illustrator of your own life experience. Sometimes though, you have to figure out where to get your inspiration from. You know that you want to improve the essence of your decorative lifestyle, but you don’t know where to start.
That’s when you can begin brainstorming on several different levels. You can look at full productions of interior design as associated with rooms or buildings. You can browse through small DIY projects. You can search for a theme that you can base your design ideas around. And, you can figure out some way to expand your natural passions so that the things you love are apparent in how you do your interior design and decorating.
Start with the idea of full productions. If you want some inspiration, check out rooms that professional interior designers create. These may look more like showcases than functional spaces, but the point is that you are observing and analyzing how they use design in context to create a certain feel. Look around the room that you’re trying to do the interior design work for, and see how the principles of professional designers can relate to the project that you’re currently doing.
Small DIY Projects
For other inspiration, look at small interior design DIY projects. With the right tools and materials, you can create and complete the project in five or 10 minutes, or you could do something that takes several days or several weeks. The DIY idea means that you are taking full responsibility for the project and creating it from your own time, effort, and skill. This means that you’ll be learning about interior design along with building your ultimate project.
Searching for Themes
You can also search for interior design themes. Depending on what you’re planning on redoing, there are all sorts of different ways to look for these themes. Redesigning a child’s bedroom, you’ll be looking for race car themes, princess themes, or movie or cartoon characters themes. For a sunroom in your house, maybe you’re looking for natural themes or open and bright themes. The point is to create your interior design goals all surrounding the concept of a completed idea that has a common thread.
Expand Your Natural Passions
A final way that you can find inspiration for your decorative interests is to expand your personal natural passions. If you love music, figure out some way to do an interior design project where you incorporate music. If you love the outdoors, do a similar thing with a woodsy theme. If you’re passionate about gardening, make a room with the design in mind that will allow you to put all of your favorite plants in living things in places that are coordinated with the decor.