Have you ever spent hours trawling through the internet trying to find inspiration for your home? With so many places to look, it can be hard to find exactly what you’re looking for sometimes. But even though the web can be a haven for discovering the next trend or tips and tricks for transforming your space, did you know that much of our personal interior style stems from a multitude of places?
From your film and TV idols
Have you ever watched a movie or TV show and said “damn, I wish I could have their home”? You’re not alone. OK, so we don’t all want a bedroom that’s reflective of a character like Darth Vader, but what about James Bond? Or perhaps you’d like a hero’s touch to your décor? Adding splashes of inspiration from your favourite character can not only add something totally unique to your space, but it is also a real reflection of your personality.
Inspired by the media
A lot of time is spent trapesing through Pinterest when it comes to designing our homes. In fact, the average time spent on the platform is around 14.2 minutes per session. We can only guess that the majority of that is spent designing our current or future home! Let’s face it, as soon as you search a simple thing such as a paint colour or “country bedroom”, you open up a whole world of people’s and brands designs that you could only hope to try and achieve!
Another platform where we’ve all got a lot of inspiration from is Instagram. Over lockdown usage has gone up by 13% and 15% on Friday and Saturday nights, respectively. Could this be attributed to many of us now working from home and wanting to create a fresh new space for ourselves? Whether you’ve been longing for a new home office or are thinking of upgrading your storage with built in sliding wardrobes like those from Hammonds, social media platforms are the perfect place to get inspiration from.
Shake up your space
Now is as good of a time as any to recreate your space. Whether you’re adding fitted furniture to your bedroom, creating the home office of your dreams, or are adding little touches to make a change, there are so many things you can do to truly personalise your home. If you don’t have somewhere digital to take inspiration from, there are still a number of print publications out there that you can also draw styles from.
Why not even spend some down time cutting out snippets and creating a physical mood board before you start redesigning your space? It will add another layer onto your already exciting interior design project.