With the likes of Instagram, Pinterest & an influx of bloggers, we often find oursleves wondering what else can be done in our interiors. Ever-changing trends only add to the FOMO.
It’s important to remember that what works in your favourite celebrity’s home or in Elle Decor magazine, won’t necessarily work for you or your home. Lighting, room size, orientation & architectural style of the home, all need to be taken into consideration – as well as your own style! We often find ourselves telling our clients that while pushing the boundaries is great – don’t fight what you like, because, likelihood is you won’t be wanting to go through the decorating process again in the very near future.
But if you do, we’ll be here to help.
Another tip – don’t let too many opinions influence your decisions. It’s easy to get carried away asking friends and family ‘what they think’ and it’s even easier to stray from your own style to that of someone else. Designing a space can be very personal, with the finished look impacting how you feel within it. With this in mind, I recommend seeking the advice of those who understand this. We work by not only learning your interior likes and dislikes but also recognising the kind of space you need. This allows us to point you in the right direction to achieve exaclty what you’re seeking.
As much as we all love a good pinterest moodboard, similarly to having one too many opinions, this can sometimes be more of a hinderance than a help. Pinterest & Instagram are wonderful tools for inspiration and ideas, however it is far too common that we get fixated on a particular image & replicating exactly that. Remember that these houses are not always as pristine as they seem – they must all be lived in! In a day and age where it’s not unusual for images to be filtered & photoshopped, it’s easy to make a space appear different from it’s reality. Lighting and angles play a big part in this too. So trying samples of your paint, wallpaper & fabric is so important, to see how your lighting affects them. Then you can create your own #interiordesigngoals.