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Tuesday, 09 February 2016 00:00

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A little bit of this, a little bit of that, a little bit of your style.

 

The month of February (or Trenduary as we like to call it) was all about keeping up with the latest design trends and knowing how to reflect your style. In doing so, we have already uncluttered your space for a fresh start and given you some great ideas for a refreshed modern look for your home, so in this post we'll have a look at more ideas to give your home a fantastic facelift.

 

Let's say you've just come out of a full house spring clean and you have a newly uncluttered clean space to work with, let's say... your home is your oyster. At this point you may have a sea of amazing ideas flooding your mind, the first thing you should do is grab a blank sheet of paper and a pen and unleash all those ideas. This helps to filter out the good and the bad to the downright ugly.

 

Once you have all the ideas written down, categorize them so that you can see what will work well in your space and what style stands out more in the categories to help make your final decision.

 

Here are some ideas for how to create categories for your ideas:

 

  • What's the point: One way to categorise your ideas is by function, think about what you want your items of décor to achieve. This is a good way of making sure that every decision you make is meaningful.

 

  • What's the mood: Find inspirational pictures for the way you imagine your home to look and feel like, in this way creating a " Mood Board" ( A collage of images relating to a certain category). The same goes for blinds, visit a showroom and get actual fabric samples of the blinds you are interested in to add to your mood board.

 

  • Do a little digging: With the inspirational pictures that you have collected, do some research on items/furniture/colours that are similar to the interior that you like. Speak to professionals, read up visit websites to see what the different options are available to you.

 

  • Speak to professionals: Of course your opinion is the most important, however it is equally as important to get someone else's view (someone else being a professional). Contacting a professional helps to put your mind at ease that the choices you are making will work for your space and that they will last the length of your taste.

 

  • Store the info: Keep the information you find safe, where it was from and a picture of it so that you can refer to it once again when you make your final decision. You could also follow the same process when window-shopping. Take a picture, note the price and the store where you can purchase it from

 

  • When you are satisfied with your research of all the options and categories, sit down and decide on what your favourite outcome of style is

 

Lastly, Enjoy reflecting your style!

 

These are only ideas of starting points to reflecting your style, remember your home is your oyster!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Source: Blind Designs
  • Website: www.blinddesigns.co.za
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