Moving house can mean a blank slate. While you’ll have past items you want to keep, a new home gives you the opportunity to begin with a fresh look. With that in mind, we present some online interior design inspiration for you to chew over.
Your Chosen Palette
Colour is important, and the right palette can really bring a room to life. When we move customers into new homes, the walls are often a harmless magnolia. This is your blank canvas. Put pen to paper and decide what colours best fit each area of the house. Some folks like one palette for the whole house, others decide room-by-room.
Colour By Mood
Colours give off different looks or ‘moods’. Blues are colder and more clinical, therefore better suited to shower and washrooms. Reds are warm and cosy, often used for plush armchairs and complementing wooden panels in the living room. None of these are set in stone, so it’s up to you to experiment and see what fits best.
Thankfully, the marvels of the internet allow you to visualise such colour schemes. Yes, you can go to Homebase and pick the paint ranges, but you can do the same and more from the comfort of the home. For example, the Dulux website has a interactive room painting tool, and there are plenty of colour schemes designers out there such as Paletton or Color Hunter, which lets you pick a palette from existing photographs.
Do you have existing furniture? Take a good look at it and see whether they can be painted. With the right finish this ‘upcycled’ can be really welcoming.
We have to give a special shout out to Pinterest for its role in design inspiration. Since its release, thousands have flocked and created boards dedicated to interior design and home decor. The result is a big visual mosaic, from which you can pick and choose what you like best. That could be a log home, a modern living room or a snazzy gaming den.
The Internet Is Your Friend
What does this tell us about interior decor in 2016? We no longer need to dream about our favourite design – we can visualise it! There are so many creative tools on the web that you could map out your entire home before you even move in. Follow the right Pinterest boards, screenshot the very best colour schemes and have fun on the way! We look forward to seeing the results.