Hope you all had a good weekend! There is perhaps no better way to start out the week than finding ways to let your creativity flow. It’s so easy in life to get stuck in a rut! Not only when it comes to designing our homes, but in so many areas of our life! We do the same thing over and over, although we long for new things, it’s easier to do what we know then trying the unknown. So we end up feeling unfulfilled and unchallenged and perhaps bored. So not only for interiors and design is it good to sometimes shake things up, get out of the comfort zone and really feel life! A new take on something, even the smallest thing, can do wonders….
1. FORGET EVERYTHING YOU LEARNED OR READ ABOUT DESIGN
To be able to expand your views or find your innermost creativity you need to sometimes forget everything you have learned, practiced and studied! After you thoroughly have allowed yourself to let go of beliefs, think about what you could do. Can the room really be your canvas? You bet! The reason that it’s not, is probably you.
2. BE THE ETERNAL CHILD
Growing up is way over rated!! The imagination we had as kids will never return, we have to work at it. How would you create your space if you were just a big kid? A cozy corner? Perhaps something fun just for you?
And the colors…they would probably not be so restricted.
3. MAKE THE ROOM YOU DREAD THE MOST A CHIC HAVEN
How many hours of our lives do we spend doing boring chores? WAY TOO MANY in my opinion! So don’t overlook the laundry room.
Make it a room you enjoy!
4. GIVE THE FLOOR THE STRONGEST VOICE
Allow spaces that we are used to seeing in one way, be something extraordinary. For some reason I think it would be really hard to feel creatively stuck in here.
Still haven’t got enough of Chevron? Paint it on the floor.
5. DON’T LIMIT WHAT YOU LOVE TO IT’S ORIGINAL STATE
Have a fabric or pattern that you love? Paint it on the wall. Talented designer and painter Danika Herrick of Gorgeous Shiny Things painted Shumacher’s Chaing dragon on a clients wall. Genius!!!
Here is is in all it’s glory!
6. SOMETIMES EMPTY SPACES ARE THE BEST
Never underestimate the power of an almost empty white room. You don’t need color or lots of things to create the perfect space. Perhaps this is the kind room that let’s your creativity soar.
7. BEAUTY IS NOT ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL?
Dare to go where no one else has gone, because what is ugly today you’ll probably find extraordinarily beautiful down the road. beauty is an emotional reaction. Expand your own comfort zone for beauty.
Interpret it in your own way.
7. THIS IS YOUR LIFE STARRING YOU -FEEL FREE TO EXPRESS YOUR WEIRD SELF!!
Find what makes you unique. Forget what others think. Create all that is you in to a beautiful space. It’s your home.
Live life as you – not somebody else!