Getting ideas and inspiration can sometimes be the trickiest part of a home décor task. If you have not done any redecorating for a while, then your ideas of the latest trends could well be outdated as styles and trends change fairly quickly. Before you start a new project it's a good idea to get lots of inspiration and find out all about new products on the market before you make your final decisions on colours and materials. It's best to know what your choices are, now rather than base it on what was on the market years ago. You could be missing out on something really great!
Changes in Fashion, Availability and Price
Trends change quickly, and new innovations come along regularly. Some new manufacturing methods become far more affordable, for example you can get cheap floor tiles these days that look almost identical to stone tiles, so while you may previously have dismissed stone tiles are being too expensive, you can now afford to have that look by using stone effect porcelain floor tiles.
Do Your Research
Spending some time researching styles and products is time well spent. Your first stop should be the Internet. You can search from the comfort of your own home. Try using Google image search for kitchens or bathrooms, or design projects. There are sites online that specialise in design ideas and have whole galleries of photos featuring finished design projects posted by other site visitors. You can't beat seeing things for real though; visit kitchen and bathroom showrooms, tile and DIY stores, although don't rush into buying anything, once you've seen something you like such as bathroom wall tiles or a particular shade of paint, do search online to see if you can get a better deal. Read more...