Inspiring others, and yourself, in the home can be a daunting prospect; can inspiration really be achieved within the four walls of your home?
Writers, painters, scientists, and those in grand professions are perhaps the people you would most expect to reside in inspirational bedrooms, places filled with bursting bookcases, elegant drapes, and equipment arrayed in neat spaces. The truth is, though, that anybody is capable of creating an inspirational space – you just need a little… ahem… inspiration to get started.
So, what is an inspirational room? If you were fairly blasé when it came to decorating and furnishing your bedroom, you might have underestimated the power that your room would have over you.
An inspirational room is one that has the ability to alter your mood, encourage the thought process, and change the way that guests in your home perceive you.
The vast majority of our thinking is done in our bedrooms, where we mentally, and physically, prepare for the day ahead. It seems almost a given, then, that your bedroom should be a place that inspires, encourages, and sets you up for the day, and this inspiration can be achieved in a few simple steps.
Indeed, color is a fantastic way to create an inspirational space. Pale greens, blues, and beiges, for example, will create an aura of peace and tranquility, while bold reds, purples, and oranges will inject a little personality, and fun, into your bedroom. In need of a kick to get up and go? Yellow is a brilliant color, and can inspire a little sunshine in anybody. This bedroom is yours: how would you like to be inspired?
Accessorizing and furnishing your inspirational space
Creating an inspirational room is about so much more than the colors; it is also about the types of furniture and accessories chosen, as well as the organization and design. The ways in which light is allowed into a room can be truly inspirational, for example.
Chandeliers, contemporary light fittings, or vintage shades, for example, can really speak to the rest of the room, while drapes, curtains, and blinds, can effectively control the amount of light there. Solid shutters can provide an incredible way to create an inspirational finish to any room, by letting light flood in when open, and keeping brightness levels down when you would prefer a little privacy.
Did we mention that they are also incredibly stylish? In terms of furniture, consider what sort of inspiration you are hoping to experience in the room, or suggest to others. Writers, for example, may put a lot of onus on a desk space. Those who take comfort in the finer things in life may dress their bed in all manner of comfy cushions and throws. Do you want to inspire peace and tranquility in visitors?
An orderly room filled with clever storage can be a great way to allow you, and others, to relax and switch off, and concealed shelving, in particular, can achieve a tidy, tranquil room, that will satisfy the creative in you.
While designing an inspirational room might seem like a mammoth task in some eyes, it need not be the full-home makeover that you are imagining necessary. In fact, instilling inspiration could be as simple as painting a wall, adding a few accessories, or altering the way that light enters your room. An inspirational room can be whatever you and your guests make of it – no matter how big or small. It is certainly food for thought, whatever your next DIY project.