Get Inspired for Your Renovation
Choosing a style should be the first step when you begin planning for your next renovation. There are so many things to consider when deciding on a style to use. Is it going to be contemporary, classic, hamptons etc. Do you want warm or cool tones? These are important decisions as everything you choose needs to sync around this theme.
HOW TO GET INSPIRED
There are a lot of different methods you might get inspired if you still aren’t sure which design you want to employ for your project. Here are some of the available options:
Do some online research to find images that appeal to you.
There are literally millions of different sources that might serve as a springboard for ideas, ranging from Pinterest to Instagram. Followable accounts include those of home builders and renovators as well as interior designers.
Make moodboards out of magazine cutouts you’ve collected
Start by cutting out images that you like from magazines and put them together on a board, you will notice a pattern that hopefully assists you in choosing the design style to use. See also our Moodboards section here to get inspirations!
Talk to family and friends about their renovation experience
Talking to other people who have been through the process of renovating their own homes may often times be helpful when deciding which design to go with or even which to steer clear of. Obviously, you should adapt their experience to fit your own character, requirements, and life circumstances.
These are just a few of the many methods that you can inspire yourself. Obviously, there are a lot of ways to do this. It might be even helpful to do more than one.
STICKING TO THE CHOSEN STYLE
When you have settled on a particular aesthetic for the renovation, it’s important to maintain consistency. The flooring, the furniture, the tapware, the cupboards, the architraves, and the doors are some of the elements that should conform to the design style that you select.
Swapping from one style to another in the middle of your renovation journey can make your design look cluttered and disorganised, as well as add stress to the decision-making and creative processes.