Lost and uninspired in your home? We have been experiencing feelings of restlessness working from home, taking care of our children, or just listening to news since COVID-19 has been present in our lives. However, The best way to find inspiration for interior design is to step outside your normal boundaries of creating.
The best way to find inspiration for your home decor is to step outside your normal boundaries of creating and designing. Delve into a new expression through nature, art, or other medium and discover a renewal of excitement to create beautiful home designs.
For my home, I first began to find inspiration through yoga. Yes, yoga. Yoga has given a purpose a explore my home in ways I could not imagined. Such as using pillows, blankets, walls, and books to use for my poses. Using my home and the items in it has helped me to creatively relax during the pandemic. I also had time to observe my home before, during and at the end of practice which has given ideas for other improvements. So much so, I am sharing a new workshop here to invite you to do the same.
Second, I decided to replace my sofa. To open up my space, I had a large dark grey sectional in my living room. The sectional was feeling heavy and obstructing in my overall space. To open the space, I replaced it with a smaller and more comfortable sofa. I purchased a sofa with a lighter grey neutral fabric and popped it with bold colors using existing artwork and my area rug for inspiration.
Third, I purchased inexpensive art prints by one of my favorite artists Justina Blakeney. I had my framer custom design a decorative frame that brings out the best in the print without spending a large amount of money.
Fourth, for my home office I again turned to inspiration from Justina Blakeney and purchased a small area rug designed by her for Loloi Rugs, to ground my work space.
Fifth, I purchased some plants to bring the outside in and create a bit of greenery in my space that just calms the soul.
These are simple pick me uppers that provides me joy and purpose in my space each day. So to start think of at least three things you can do to uplift the joy and comfort of your home. Start with those and continue.