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Finding inspiration for a new home makeover can be a lot of fun, but you need to make sure you’re looking in the right places so you end up with a place that you’re absolutely in love with. You don’t simply want to pick up a 2018 decor guide and use that, as your home may end up full of cliches and trends that go out of fashion super fast, and your home will look dated before you know it.
Here, we talk about a few ways you can find inspiration so your home makeover turns out better than you could have ever imagined!
Create A Mood Board Or Collage
One of the first things you can do (and it’s actually a lot of fun) is create a mood board or collage. Grab a load of magazines and a huge piece of card, some scissors, and some glue and get sticking your favorite pieces on the board. Only include pieces that you genuinely love and that you would genuinely include in your own home.
If you don’t have those resources, no problem. Create a Pinterest account and make a home makeover board, adding all of the pictures that you love.
From here, you can see what styles really call out to you and get a feel for how you might like to decorate your home. You will usually see patterns, styles, and colors emerge that give you a great idea of what you want to achieve.
Speak To Professionals And Get A Hand
Not sure what you could do with your home at all? Do your research on professionals in your area and see if they can come and give you a consultation. People like local home builders may be able to give you an even better idea of what is and what isn’t possible in your home. You don’t want to make any mistakes and end up regretting it later. A professional eye will do your home the world of good.
Do Your Research On Styles From Different Eras
Do you like styles from different eras? Do your research on them and see if there are any elements you’d like to include. Mixing and matching modern and vintage pieces can give your home a beautiful, eclectic look that never goes out of style.
Learn How To Mix And Match
Learn how to mix and match textures and patterns. Use color and figure out how best to match and how best to clash. Layer up different pieces. You can make your home look like a sensory wonderland if you figure out how best to do this!
Decide How You Want To Use Your Home And How You Want To Feel In It
How do you want to feel in your home? How do you want to be able to use your home? Do you want to feel happy and at peace? Perhaps you want to be able to relax fully, but host a family and friends get together if needed. Keep your intentions in mind when decorating!