All You Need is a Little Inspiration

Ready to redecorate, but searching for home decorating ideas? Sounds like you’re in need of some inspiration, which is exactly where you should start any home decorating project. Look around your home and find an inspiration piece you absolutely love. It could be an antique plate, a decorative pillow or your favorite painting. Or, pull photos of decorated rooms or furniture from magazines and catalogs.

Once you’ve selected your inspiration piece, take a good look at it. What does it say about your personal style? A beloved botanical needlepoint pillow might indicate you lean toward a more traditional country aesthetic. An abstract piece of art probably means you like bold pops of color and the clean, sleek lines of contemporary furniture.


The idea is to use your inspiration piece to develop a theme around which to build your d├ęcor and color palette. So, take a look around. What inspires you? You’re closer than you think to your ideal room.

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