Maintaining an attractive, well-decorated home is important for many reasons. Studies have shown that a home's aesthetics (or lack thereof) is directly tied to the stress levels of its family members. If your home contains a poorly decorated layout, you'll experience higher stress levels. But if you put forth the time and effort to decorate it, you'll feel more relaxed with lower stress levels.
Unfortunately, though, not everyone has a natural eye for home decor. Some homeowners find themselves staring at an empty room for hours as they struggle to choose colors and furnishings If this sounds like a familiar scenario, you should seek inspiration from one or more of the following sources.
One of my personal favorite sources for home decor inspiration is Pinterest. This social media network focuses heavily on visuals, making it stand out when compared to traditional networks like Facebook and Twitter. To find inspirations for home decor, check out this category. You can also find inspiration by searching for specific types of home decor, such as modern homes, vintage home decor, rustic, etc.
Houzz is arguably the largest website dedicated to home decor. It has thousands of products, as well as articles on how to decorate your home or apartment. The next time you're sitting around the house bored, head over to Houzz and search through its massive database of home decor accessories and furnishings. When you find something you live, be sure to bookmark it for future reference.
Brick-and-Mortar Home Decor Stores
Of course, you can also find inspiration for your home decor by browsing at local decorating stores. Whether it's Kirkland's, Pier 1 Imports, the Furniture Loft or others, this is a fun way to find new ideas for your home. You don't have to necessarily buy anything, but rather look at the colors and styles offered by the store. Perhaps you can mimic these styles in your home decor. And if you fall in love with a particularly accessory or furnishing, you can always buy it. Just remember to choose pieces that flow cohesively with the rest of your home decor.
Visit Friends' Houses
Another idea is to seek inspiration from friends' and family members' homes. You don't have to copy their home decor, but you can still use it as inspiration for your own unique decor. You can even take photos of the decor using your smartphone.