I always start with good intentions when re-decorating. I have an idea in my head of what the finished look will be, collect inspirational images and write a list of home accessories I am searching for etc. But then I get to the store all of that seems to ‘go out the window’ and I buy on impulse. Then you get home, realise that the things you’ve bought don’t quite fit with the scheme and you have to return them! Sound familiar or is it just me?
So what’s the answer? Well for a start I must control my impulse buys! But the best thing to do is create a mood board. I don’t mean a few scraps of images… I mean a proper mood board. It’s how all designers begin their projects and it keeps the end result in focus. Spend time on it, take it to the shops with you and think carefully about the colour scheme, fabric and textures. Here are some ideas, or start creating one online now with Olioboard.
Via Ideal Home
Via Apartment Therapy
Posted by Emily