Putting a whole space together can seem very daunting: where on earth do you begin? The first step for me is to
If you have some vision in mind of what you want your space to end up like, it gives you somewhere to begin.
This is my inspiration notebook I gather treasures from paper sources like magazines or catalogs. It is like a treasure box to me and when I find myself in a funk or not feeling very inspired, chances are a good 15 minutes with this can snap me right back out.
You can subscribe to magazines, buy them at the Goodwill for 10 cents each, ask the receptionist if you can cut a page out at the drs office (or if they’ll make a copy for you) or ask for neighbors when they are finished.
Also, subscribe to Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs catalogs…they’re free and give some great ideas!
I have different rooms/spaces divided with tabs
some favorite paint colors are in the back in plastic pages
or taped directly to pages with little notes to remind
This way, I can tear a few little gems out of a magazine and then toss it to recycling without keeping stacks and stacks. I hole punch it, or cut it out and tape it to the page.
It seems to be that I go for 3-4 magazines without tearing out anything, and then all of a sudden it seems like I am tearing out every page of a single issue. This one is the one magazine I have entirely intact I love it so much.
And of course, there is TONS of free online inspiration! If I see a picture online that I love, I just right click it and save as into a folder on my desktop I have labeled home ideas, or star it in my reader to be featured on an upcoming caught my eye. Some fabulous resources:
Blogs (start with a few favorite blogs, visit their blogrolls, and you will find more inspiration than you know what to do with!)
Houzz.com ~ tons of idea books and rooms
I’ve heard lots of talk about Pinterest!
I love this site.
Paint colors? Look no further…love this girl.
I’m excited for this series..remember you can link up a favorite space you’ve created on Friday to give others inspiration!
Where is your favorite place to find inspiration?