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The first step in designing the interior of your house is to visualise the space you want to decorate. Think about the style and atmosphere you want to create, and what you want to achieve with your design. It’s important to consider the practical aspects of your space, such as the size and layout of the room. Once you have a clear idea of what you want, it’s time to start gathering inspiration.

How To Get Interior Design Inspiration

When looking for interior design inspiration, we start by searching for images that match the style you want to achieve. Look for colours, furniture pieces, heritage and influences, and materials that appeal to you. Pinterest is a great platform to search for inspiration, as you can easily save and organise images into different boards.

It’s important to keep your options open and not limit yourself to one style. You can mix and match different styles to create a unique and personalised design. Look for images that catch your eye and create a mood board of different styles, colours and textures.

We encourage working with your current inventory of furniture in a number of ways to create a cohesive and harmonious design.

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Here Are Some Ways That We Can Use Existing Furniture Pieces

Repurpose furniture

An experienced interior designer can repurpose furniture to create a new function or purpose in a room. For example, they can turn an old dresser into a TV stand or a bookshelf into a bar.

Upcycle furniture

Upcycling is the process of taking old or discarded items and transforming them into something new and useful.  We strive to upcycle furniture pieces by painting, reupholstering, or adding new hardware to give them a fresh new look.

and match

Mixing and matching furniture styles can create an eclectic and unique look in a room. Designers can mix and match your existing furniture with new pieces to create a cohesive look that reflects your personal style.

Create a
focal point

We try to use existing furniture pieces to create a focal point in a room. For example, they can use a statement piece of furniture, such as a bold sofa or a unique coffee table, as the focal point of the room.


We love to use your existing furniture to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing space. We help to arrange your furniture in a way that maximizes the use of space and creates a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.

Connecting With A Piece Of Furniture

When searching for furniture pieces, it’s important to look for pieces that you connect with. You should feel a sense of excitement and joy when you see a piece of furniture that you love. It’s important to consider the practical aspects of the piece, such as its size and functionality, but also consider how it makes you feel. Never keep a piece that doesn’t fit your overall design aesthetic, I know its hard to part with items but a large looming piece that doesn’t fit or work will demand all the attention and destroy the feel of the space. Either factor it in from the get or part ways.

Please take a moment to read our blog post on visualising design.

Connecting with a piece of furniture is an essential part of the design process. When I look at a piece of furniture, I try to understand its history, its style, and the emotions it evokes. I believe that every piece of furniture has a story to tell, and it’s my job to find a way to incorporate that story into the design. By connecting with a piece of furniture, I can create a space that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also meaningful and personal to my clients.

Imagine Yourself Within A Space

When creating an interior design board on Pinterest, it’s important to imagine yourself within the space. Think about how you want to feel when you enter the room, and what activities you will be doing in the space. This will help you to create a design that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

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Exercises To Help You Visualise What You Want

If you’re having trouble visualising your design, there are exercises you can do to help you. One exercise is to create a vision board of images that inspire you. This can include images of colours, textures, furniture pieces, and accessories.

Another exercise is to create a list of adjectives that describe the atmosphere you want to create in the space. This can include words such as cosy, luxurious, modern, or rustic. This list will help you to stay focused on your design goals and create a cohesive design.

In conclusion, creating an interior design mood board on Pinterest is a great way to visualise your design ideas and bring your vision to life. By following these tips, you can create a board that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Remember to keep your options open and to connect with pieces that bring you joy.