by Michael James
Redecorating your house really isn't that simple and it only gets even less so when you are stuck for ideas. The
only way to really get over this shortage of interior design ideas, is to sit down, put your feet up and have a cup
I'm not kidding, there's no better way of getting a new perspective on things than taking a break from
everything. In the first place, you become more relaxed, and in the second place a steaming cup of tea or coffee is
Now that you're sitting down comfortably and are suitably relaxed, close your eyes and envision the room that
you want to redecorate. Even if you are redecorating more than one room, it's always a good idea to start with one
room first, working your way logically through to the next one and then the next one.
Before you commence your journey through the maze of interior design ideas, get yourself a notebook and pen so
that you can write down any inspirational ideas you have before they are forgotten.
So, simply lie back and picture the room in your mind. Try to picture it as you want it to look. And if that's
too hard, first try to replace separate parts of your room or articles in it. This is always a good method of
working. But, if you've still got a mental dearth of interior design ideas, leaf through some interior design catalogues beforehand so that you
have at least some basic ideas of what you can do to redecorate your room.
The interior design catalogues don't need to be anything more expensive than your free local department store
catalogue, turned to the home furnishing pages. Then again, nowadays you also get specialist shops which deal only
with redecorating. If you have the time, a quick trip down to one of these might also help to end the lack of
interior design ideas, and will probably get you started again.
These stores will have decorated sets of many designs, giving you a good idea of what your room could look like
if you bought those materials. However, if you're going to go to one of those shops, expect to shell out some cash,
because no matter how hard you try to keep a tight hand on your wallet, you'll always find something you want to
This isn't necessarily a bad thing but unless you watch out you could end up buying everything in the store. And
without a proper idea of what you want the room to look like, this can turn out disastrous. Not to worry though, if
you keep your picture in mind, you can come back and make a start on redecorating your rooms the way you want.
Furthermore, now that you've managed to get at least some interior design ideas of what you want your rooms to
look like, your whole redecorating project ought to be that much easier and that much more fun.