It’s true that interior decorators typically go through years of schooling to provide exceptional service and ideas but most people don’t have the budget to spend thousands on someone else’s inspiration. The great news is that in this day and age, there are plenty of resources online to make everyone capable of being their own interior decorator. Gulf News Home & Interiors published an article titled Design Diary: Be your own interior decorator that gives some great tips.
Melani Sabhaney writes, “From magazines and online resources to movie sets, there is a plethora of inspiration available at hand, so start looking. Remember, at this stage you are not committing to any theme or style so explore all the images and styles that catch your fancy. As you build your collection, you will see a common thread running through a majority of your selection. Maybe you are attracted to stylized clutter or at the extreme opposite, chic minimalism. Maybe a color catches your fancy or maybe it’s the big furniture choices that show your leaning towards a particular style. Take note.
Now take in the architecture of your home. Pay attention to the scale, size and, of course, specific architectural details – French windows, exposed beams, period trims and skirting boards etc. Unless you are in the mood for major structural works, it is best to work with the home’s bones — so trim your visual selections to those images that work best with your home.
Exciting as it is to be in the market for your home interiors, being spoilt for choice can be a bit overwhelming if you are not prepared. This is how you do it. Narrow down your inspiration board to a maximum three images per room and seek out what you like about each image — make a list. Is it the main furniture or the color codes or the styling? If you can cut the noise out and pinpoint the key elements that are important – furniture style and color code — the rest can wait. Armed with this knowledge, scour the market high and low for the key pieces.”
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