Where I Find My Decor Inspo
I know I know, it’s obviously Pinterest or Instagram, but what if I said that the best place to get inspiration is from YOURSELF. Yes, you right there! It’s just too easy to rely on other people’s ideas whether for decorating tips or even how to organize your family activities (been there done that). We so easily forget that we have ideas too!
While part of the creative process includes gathering inspiration from sources outside yourself, I think it is always great to start with what you have in your head. Farmulosity is all about creating what you actually like, not recreating everything you see. What can you come up with by spending a few minutes in your head? I bet you’ll surprise yourself!
Time to get those creative juices flowing.
Step 1 Make a Pile
Gather all the goodies you want to use. Put them in a pile to get a feel for what you have to work with.
Step 2 Select Three Pieces that Catch Your Eye
Start adding in a few pieces to the space at a time. It may not look like much, but it is a start. Trust me, it will come to life!
Step 3 Step Back
Step back and take it all in. What does it need? What is it missing? Try adding in a few more items - these don’t necessarily have to be from your pile. Play around with placements, swap items out, rearrange. This is the step where you get to play. Play is restful and there is no wrong way to play!
Step 4 Walk Away
Ok now it’s starting to come together and look decent. Maybe we are onto something here? By this point in the decorating game, I have to take a break and walk away. My brain is usually on overload, or I am just tired #momlife. And that’s okay because creating something that you haven't seen just yet takes energy. Take breaks and come back when your mind is fresh.
Step 5 Clean Up
After a much needed coffee break, I clean up all the clutter so I can see what I have going on without visual distractions. Decorating is a messy business, but someone's gotta do it. My house is always a HOT MESS when I’m decorating. Never mind, it’s always a mess :)
Step 6 Polish!
Add in some finishing touches, finalize placements and layers, and voila. You have a fully decorated space made by YOU and YOUR ideas. Now, this doesn’t mean you can’t change it in a few days, or even in a few hours. If you are anything like me, you will forever be adding or taking away pieces as the idea in your head gets better and better! You will find me doing this until it is taken down...it’s a great way to drive a husband crazy.
I get “decorating block” more than I like to admit. When you do get stuck, or feel like inspiration is needed, then go grab some inspo from some of your favorite pinners or bloggers. Or look back at some photos of your own spaces. This always works for me!
Anyone one up for a challenge? Can’t wait to see what you create! Make sure to have fun!