When you’re stuck for inspiration, it can sometimes feel like there’s no way to improve the look and feel of your space. With people becoming increasingly more house proud in the 21st century, there are various magazines, reclaimed wood furniture ideas, websites and events available for the consumer to peruse and hopefully find something striking that suits them.
More often than not, Architects enjoy working with open plan spaces such as lofts and studio apartments. This means that there are a multitude of wonderful loft visualisations on websites and magazines such as Dezeen for your perusal. Dezeen aims to bring the consumer the best of architectural, design and innovative ideas from around the world. The magazine gives some exquisite design ideas from international Architects on how to utilise your space. This can be very useful for people that are looking to create new storage space in their homes or to make use of any awkward spaces such as under stairs for example, or to fit under eaves.
For those of you who don’t want to break the budget by attending the annual home and interior design exhibitions, look to Pinterest. This is a great social media platform for sharing images and ideas. Pinterest gives users the options to create their own ‘boards’, which are basically virtual mood boards. Along with this, you can upload your own images to the boards as well as going through Pinterest’s vast database of images uploaded by other individuals. The idea behind this platform is to let people add images to their ‘boards’ to build a group of ideas. It’s a great way of seeing how successful other people were in the execution of their ideas.
As mentioned previously, there are a variety of annual home and design exhibitions that take place around the country. These are a great place to pick up new ideas for interior design along with speaking to brands about specialist products for example. These exhibitions also showcase unique designed products that you might not see in everyday home stores. As well as this, consumers have the opportunity to pick up some great bargains on new lines from major brands. Exhibitions like Grand Designs Live bring together all aspects of interior and exterior design into one handy exhibition hall for your viewing. You can get great space saving ideas, how to best light your home and learn how to accentuate your homes focal features.
In the past decade, TV shows that undertake home improvement projects have become very popular. These shows are a great way to get ideas on affordable and chic furniture ideas along with how small spaces can be successfully turned into comfortable havens. For many of you, finding cool ways of organising your space is what you’re looking for and to make the most of your interiors. Grand Designs is one of the most famous of the TV shows, and is a good alternative, or add on if you can get to the show we mentioned earlier. They undertake various sizes of home improvement projects and keeping in mind the budgets of their viewers so you’re sure to see some industrial styled loft renovations.