How to get home interior design ideas for your new home – It’s easier than you think
Are you looking for ideas on how to decorate your home? By decor, I mean the overall ambiance that is achieved through your own choice of furniture. People with busy lives often don’t have the time or even the inclination to plan what their future home will look like. Then before they know it, they have a new home and are having trouble furnishing it. So how do you create a delicious and eye-catching look? Consider the following tips on where to look for inspiration.
1.) Get ideas from magazines, books, and catalogs. Go to a bookstore and look through the racks of magazines. Home interior decorating is such a popular topic that you will have no problem finding plenty of magazines on the subject. Also pay attention to the magazines in the checkout line at the stores and supermarkets you frequent. If you see anything that appeals to you, pick it up and buy it. One source of ideas is your junk mail. Give them a quick wipe and you toss them in the trash.
While checking out magazines at the bookstore, take a look at the books. Books have an advantage over magazines in that they go into the subject matter more deeply. On the other hand, if you are a very visual person, high definition magazines are likely to be best. When all else fails, you can always check with your local library. Libraries are not limited to books. They usually have extensive magazine sections as well.
Large furniture stores often have extensive online catalogs that you can view from the comfort of your own home.
2.) Get inspiration from the real world. Go to your local furniture and home improvement stores. Furniture stores in particular have many offerings for bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Hiking though will give you a good feel for a certain look. While books and magazines will show you more examples, nothing beats the real world to actually experience a certain atmosphere.
Next time you’re visiting friends or relatives, keep your eyes peeled. Don’t hesitate to ask as most people will be happy to offer advice or information about where they bought their furniture.
3.) Google Images. Go to Google.com and click the Images link in the top right of the page. Enter the phrase “home decorating ideas” and click on the search button. At the time of writing this article, I have found over 2.8 million image results. The variety of styles you can find this way is literally endless.
These are just three suggestions, but they should give you a good start in determining the right look for your new home.