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Saturday, August 28, 2010

4 Places to Find Decorating Inspiration For Your Home

4 Places to Find Decorating Inspiration For Your Home
When you decide to redecorate a room or you move into a new home that is waiting for your decorating skills, it can be a difficult decision trying to find the exact style that you want for a room. There are so many different choices. Paint or wallpaper? Carpet or hardwood floors? Dark colors or light? Those are just a few of the hundreds of options that you have when it comes to decorating your home.

The best thing that a homeowner can do is do some research. Don't just rush into the first idea that you have for a room as it may not work out or you may find something that you like a lot better. You need to really figure out what you want for the room and that means finding inspiration for decorating your home. If you aren't sure where to find your inspiration from, here are several places to look.

Decorating Books and Magazines

Take a visit to your local library and look through some decorating books and magazines. Spend some time really looking over the books, and then you can even take some of the books and magazines home to really pick out your favorites once you have narrowed it down.

These books can also help to expand your knowledge about interior decorating so that you can be more knowledgeable when it comes to actually doing the decorating. One thing to keep in mind is that some of the pictures and designs in books and magazine are not functional for some families. Use these ideas and pictures as only an inspiration for your own functional designs and styles.

Design Shows on Television
If you get cable channels such as HGTV, then you may want to start watching the channel every once in awhile to get some inspiration for your home. There are plenty of shows on TV that can at least give you some ideas that you may want to incorporate into your home. Another added bonus is most of these design shows, tell you how to do things, so you can replicate what you see quite easily.

Model Homes and Rooms

Look around your city to see if you have any home tours or model home showcases that you can take a look at. Sometimes you may get lucky and your city will have a model home showcase in which the top interior decorators get together and redecorate rooms and homes. Then the public gets to see the homes for a small fee (which is usually for charity). This is a great way to see some great work by interior decorators and not have to pay for a consultation for your own home.

Interior Decorator
If you have the money, you can always hire an interior decorating to come to your home and give you ideas for a room. This does not mean that you have to hire them to decorate the room, but most interior decorators will have consultation visits in which they will provide you ideas for your home.

Some interior decorators will do this at an hourly price and others may charge a flat fee. Always ask how they charge and what the possible amount may be before you have an interior decorator come to your home.

There are many different ways that a person can find inspiration for their interior decorating. Simply walking into a store and finding a great piece of décor can spark some inspiration. Just be sure to not rush the process.

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