I’m going to share with you what I call my look/idea book.
There are so many great ideas, information and pictures out there it’s hard to remember where you saw it and what you like. It’s frustrating and overwhelming. I know it is for.
So years ago I began keeping a three ring binder and started going through books on design, decorating and everything in between that I could get my hands on. This is just a small portion of my “favorite” magazine collection
It helped me to see what is current and to get ideas for what I liked out there.
Today it is much easier, with the introduction of places like Pinterest, Instagram and the Internet. Even with that being said, I still rely on many magazines as well as the Internet. Actually I don’t even stop there, if I’m out and I see something in a store that I like; it wouldn’t be unusual for me to take pictures of it. Yes, I do get a lot of strange looks. But that’s OK! ????
In the age of quick and overwhelming knowledge, I have moved beyond a binder and use Instagram and Pinterest. The binders were too cumbersome.
In Pinterest I categorize each room of my home by creating an individual Board for that Room. Then when I find pictures that I like, I place them in the appropriate Board (i.e. Living Room, Kitchen, Organization etc.).
Using this concept, believe it or not, I end up with Rooms that have some good elements of interior decorating. Not only that but there are so many talented and creative people sharing information on how to get these looks. So take advantage of this and also “pay it forward” and post your ideas and things that have helped you in your decorating journey.
Believe me, if I can do it, you can do it too! Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder so use your style, likes and imagination. The possibilities are ENDLESS. The end result should be a place you love to come home to and a home you love sharing…..
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Judi Stephens says
It always good to see how everyone likes to organize all of the ideas they like. I like you used to have the binders stuffed full. Technology is the way to go. Enjoyed reading your ideas.