Most of us wish to make a house that guests will admire — but have you ever thought about decorating your house to inspire? If you are not certain what I mean, have a look at those ideas to make the spaces in your home more inspiring to all those who enter.
Every time a fabulous library shares space with a previously underused dining room, guests will be inspired to take a fresh look at their own underused spaces. Dining rooms and formal parlors can be lonely rooms, but they can come alive when filled with books that are amazing.
Painting vibrant or darkened colors on the backs of shelving can highlight books and art objects. Unusual and unexpected groupings of furniture like the one here will inspire dialogue and deep thoughts in individuals who spend time in this area.
Applying bold paint colours and unexpected color combinations can embolden you to take risks and step out of your decorating relaxation zone. Think of the exhilarating dialogue that must take place within this dining area. As my mom always said, there are no decorating police, so don’t handcuff yourself by creating the same color and decor options along with your neighbors.
The Decorologist, Kristie Barnett
Displaying fantastic art is another way to inspire individuals who enter your space. In this Nashville, Tennessee, client’s home, I piled frames with distinct detailing but the same end to create her art selection cohesive but not boring.
Groupings of accumulated items or photography elevate the individual items exhibited — the group itself is artful! I love how these cheap framed photos, coral and mirror menu look collectively within this inspired wall group.
J. Hirsch Interior Design, LLC
This space is inspiring for many different reasons. The bold selection of wall color, unexpected flooring end, beautiful baby grand piano along with impressive art all excite the imagination.
Dayka Robinson Designs
I’d be remiss if I did not encourage you to install an actual inspiration board. Use one or more to gather photos, ideas and words to inspire and encourage you and your family.
You can even create your own inspiration board with some colored electrical or duct tape on your wall, like in this picture.
My Sweet Savannah
We can all use a little inspiration and encouragement. If only a recipe published on the wall in my kitchen could inspire me to cook …
Tell us : How do you decorate your space to inspire?