Thursday, July 25, 2019

Too Busy For Your Creative Passion? Three Tips To Help You Make Time For Interior Design 100%

If you love decorating your home but never get around to completing—or even starting—the tasks you have lined up, don’t despair! Whether you want to transform your kitchen or jazz up your patio, these tips will help you make space in your life for home décor projects without upsetting your usual routine. 

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Enjoy Stage One

While it can be extremely frustrating when you can’t sink your teeth into a project, part of this frustration comes from the mindset that your project only begins once you get your materials out and start doing practical things, like stripping furniture or painting a wall. What really helps is reminding yourself that each project—and the larger project of your home—begins at the creative stage.

While you may not have time to start applying wallpaper, you might find twenty minutes during your commute or tea break to page through interior design magazines or scrolling through Pinterest. Getting inspiration from other interior design fanatics will fill your own well of creativity. Once you have the inspiration side covered, spend time brushing up on practical tips and getting your DIY skills up to scratch. When finally you do have time to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, you’ll be glad that you took your time absorbing inspiration and expanding your knowledge, rather than rushing ahead with the idea you started out with.

Make Your Mood Board

Mood Boarding is a fun and relaxing stage of interior design that does not have to be achieved in solid blocks of time. A few minutes each evening, or a spare morning at the weekend, will be enough to get your thoughts in order before you start your project. While the inspiration stage should be a wide-reaching and creative as possible, it’s wise to narrow your ideas down before you get started. Singling out styles and colours that work together promotes harmony within your house.

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Shop Smart

Once you have a strong sense of the aesthetic you’re going for, it’s time to start shopping for the items you need. Whether it’s fabrics, paints, furniture or decals, it’s natural to want to explore all the options to find the perfect choice to suit your vision. But who has the time to hunt around in every design store in town? At best, you might snatch ten minutes in the paint store before it’s time to do the school run, or a quarter hour in the furniture shop with your measuring tape out. When it comes to shopping for your dream décor, the internet is your best friend. Shop Discount Direct or find online versions of your favourite stores. Do your browsing while you’re having your pedi done or waiting for a dentist appointment. Bonus points if your favourite store delivers and assembles, leaving you more time to do the creative projects that will make the final look. 

Whether you’re busy with a career or a house full of kids—or both!—your decorating projects can quickly slip to the bottom of the to-do-list. These tips will help you make the most of your downtime and get those projects done. 

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