Most interior designers or stylists develop the concept for a space around something that inspires them. An idea that sparks a series of mental pictures that merge to create the details of the finished product. Decorating and styling inspiration can be sparked by loads of different influences: nature, fashion and travel often stimulate ideas. A significant purchase such as an artwork or rug can become the designers muse. Regularly we have boundaries, such as linking to an existing style or a colour scheme but other times the options seem endless.
More often than not for me it’s the personality of the soul occupying the space, a mood I’d like to create or a story I’d like to tell. But have you ever considered using a quote to inspire room design? I don’t know about you, but since becoming acquainted with Pinterest and Instagram, I love a great quote. They have a big impact for something that is often no longer than a sentence.
My absolute favourite interiors mag, Real Living, published a story earlier in the year based around reinventing your space with words of wonder and I have been fascinated with the notion ever since. What a clever and unique starting point! We all interpret words differently and we all know when a quote really resonates with us. The silent head nod or involuntary smile that a good quote can generate.
So next time your lacking visual inspiration, why not comb through your favourite quotes and then jot down every idea that relates? Do the words inspire bold or quiet colours? Vivid or peaceful patterns? Should the outcome present as petite and sophisticated or epic and memorable? Get inspired by the power of the written word……
All image via Pinterest
Quotes have attitude, use the sentiment you feel to create a room that reflects your point of view. Need a hand? I have two!! Contact me and together we can insert some feeling into your space.