As much as I try my very best to include something for a variety of tastes, ultimately there will be times when readers will look for something specific on the Row House Nest and not find just what they are looking for. The not ‘just‘ right feeling will begin to take over and you won’t/don’t/can’t be bothered to sort out where you could search for ‘just‘ the right thing. That thing is inspiration, an image, a moodboard, a project, maybe an entire website if you are lucky.
So what should you do when you are searching for inspiration – something that when you see it, you will just KNOW it’s exactly what you were looking for (although if asked previously to describe what you were looking for you would likely have responded “ahhhh I don’t quite know how to describe it”)? Well today’s Thursday’s Tutorial is focussed on helping direct you towards places and sources of inspiration all on your own! So when you search and search and search but just can’t sort out where you should turn next, try some of these places.
- A great place to start is Pinterest:
Pinterest is platform which houses a plethora of images and ideas that is continually being refreshed and added to. I truly believe there is something for everyone. If you have a Pinterest account, then you can start collecting your own ‘pins’ (or images) to create a moodboard of ideas and inspiration. It is nice to see it all together in one spot. If you are interested in searching out feminine nursery ideas, type it in. Interested in a black feature wall in a house, search it.
- Another fantastic source of inspiration is a website for a magazine like House and Home or Elle Decor.
House and Home provides an excellent source of inspiration via their image galleries and through their designer room galleries. Although I do not buy magazines often myself (just due to cost really), the House and Home magazine is probably one of the best all around-er home decor magazines in Canada.
Elle Decor is a step above in that many of the looks are luxurious and pricey – but that said, it still provides an excellent source of inspiration that you can attempt to emulate. The website provides great picture galleries (Ed’s Look Book) where you can select the room and style you are wanting to browse.
- Another place that helps readers find inspiration and collect their ideas is Houzz. It acts like a digital scrapbook or moodboard where you can search pictures, items, add your own pictures and create an ‘ideabook’.
- Yet another source of ideas and place to collect your ideas is Olioboard, which I have blogged about before here. Olioboard allows you to create moodboards virtually without having to collect hundreds of scraps of papers. You are limited by what content is one there though, so not quite as good as the real thing.
- I always have a few favourite websites that I like to check out as a source of inspiration including:
A few other places that I adore are:
That’s it, happy inspiration trails lovelies. xo