Top Tips For Inspiring The Interior Designer

When it comes to decor, some of us have very strong ideas about themes and color palettes. But not everybody has such strong visions of what they want to achieve. Often we are seeking inspiration to spruce up a tired living room or bedroom.

Perhaps your dining room is looking a little worn or bland? Whatever you want to change, here are some of our tips to help motivate and inspire you for your next interior design:

Other Interior Designers

Many interior designers might look to this season’s trends for ideas and inspiration. Others would happily take a contemporary twist also on a historic favorite to create something new. You can find so many Interior Design examples on the internet these days. The images you can find may inspire you to develop an idea further to fit your own tastes and room.


Lots of design ideas stem from a favorite piece of furniture. You might acquire something from an antique auction or even from IKEA. From there, you may develop an inspired vision for your room. Perhaps the shape of the furniture, or even the color is where you start to have ideas. If it is a very dark wood, then this may set the tone for the rest of the room and the decor.



This season is seeing a lot of blues being used again. This summery shade offers a range of tonal qualities. You can choose a cool look, or something bright and vibrant. Once you have settled on your color palette, choosing furniture, wall art, and soft furnishings is much easier. Pick three or four tones of your chosen color to bring out in these items.


You may dream of a themed room. These work particularly well in dining rooms. Perhaps you are looking for a contemporary glass effect, or you’re looking for a reproduction Victorian theme. Whatever you are looking for, there are ways to achieve it. Look for wallpapers to help enhance the design.

Your choice of furniture will be crucial to making the theme work too. Style is key here. Wooden furniture may look out of place in a space-age theme, and plastics wouldn’t work for an Edwardian theme.


Soft Furnishings

Sometimes your preference for soft furnishings can develop into a complete interior design. It may be the color, the texture or the shape that inspires you most. These items are often key to identifying a theme or style too. They are certainly a large part of your color palette choices.

Textures are often ignored, but they are great for building up layers, shapes, and structure. They are particularly helpful in dividing up a multi-purpose room. For example, hard and smooth textures could be used at the dining end of a family room. Soft and luxurious textures can then be allocated to the seating area.

Interior design projects are great fun. If you have the time and patience to plan and research you can find some incredible ideas. If you’re looking for inspiration this summer, why not use these tips to see where they can take your design ideas this season.

Nhu Anh

Nhu Anh is a professional editor in the field of architecture and interior design. Having a strong desire for architecture and design in her writing career, Nhu Anh attempts to provide readers the most wonderful architectural news and projects.


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