Got a space that needs a touch of interior magic but don’t know where to start? Don’t panic! With so many interior shopping sites at your fingertips alongside social media bombarding you with other people’s homes, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
Developing your aesthetic can feel like a daunting task, especially if you’ve never ventured into the world of interior design before. However, when you know the tools to help curate your interior style, you can begin your interior design journey with excitement instead of anxiety!
Start With A Mood Board
You can’t underestimate the power of a mood board to bring your ideas together or find inspiration for the look you’re going for. Pinterest has a wealth of interior inspiration and allows you to group your ideas into boards to begin to categories your plans.
Pinterest can also unearth some interior ideas you might not have thought of, like home wall art, quirky light fittings, or statement rugs. Whatever you discover, think about how you can make it your own or bring it all together to create your own interior style!
Invest In Staple Pieces
Interior design is plagued with current trends that dominate high street homeware stores. But, at the start of your interior journey, it’s better not to get caught up in trends and look to more timeless pieces that will be a long-lasting investment.
As you would when you’re looking for clothes, you will naturally gravitate towards a style that feels the most ‘you’. Using this as a starting point, you can narrow down the pieces of furniture and accessories that reflect your unique taste.
It can be tempting to play it simple and avoid anything that feels a bit risky, but you’ll enjoy your space more if it’s fun and playful!
Is there an interior look that you’re inspired by but haven’t had the confidence to imitate? Decorating a new space is the perfect time to go for it. You can combine elements of different styles and play around with colour and texture to your heart’s content.
If bright colour isn’t your thing, you could go for a more subdued nude palette but take the opportunity to experiment with textured pieces like woven baskets or hessian light shades.
Before you invest in larger pieces like sofas, chairs, and tables, it can be helpful to start introducing new elements into the room through accessories like soft furnishings. This is a bit of a try-before-you-buy approach as it allows you to see if you enjoy certain styles before you commit to larger pieces.
Like the look of a plush velvet sofa? You could start with velvet cushions or a footstool to allow you to see how this look works in your own space. It can be easy to get carried away with a vision of your perfect room, but it’s also essential to work with what you’ve got!
Give It a Go
Finding your interior style is a process, and it might take some trial and error for you to land on a style that feels effortlessly ‘you’.
The inspiration of other people’s homes is a great place to start and can provide a much-needed push into the rich world of interior design. With this in mind, don’t be afraid to experiment with wall art prints features, bold colours, textures, or whatever your art desires.
Ultimately, your home should be your favourites place, so take the opportunity to make it somewhere that you love!