Inspiration can elude you just when you need it, particularly after months of exhausting building work during which you’ve pretty much lost the will to live.
You start out with a clear idea of how you would like your home to look, how you would like your home to feel (just like that picture in a magazine you saw) but the grim reality of a muddy building site is guaranteed to send those images back into the realm of ‘unobtainable’.
Stalling for time whilst you put together paint colours for the decorator or, before this, bathroom item final choices for the plumber and tiler, delays your build and costs money.
So, when you are stuck for inspiration what do you do to kickstart it again so that you don’t keep the builders waiting?
Here is a helpful how-to-find-it-again guide and, more importantly, how to channel it:
Focus – Write a list of what you need so that you can target your inspiration search.This will focus your mind and stop it flying about aimlessly when you have too many things to think about.
Imagine – In a word ‘Pinterest‘. This is a great place to start and to find inspiration. Set yourself up with an account and target images for each board (for eg. kitchen). Then look at your boards and ditch any maybes, just sticking with definites.
If you are really time-short, take a list of requirements and measurements with you so that you don’t get distracted.
For example – I need a neutral wall tile for the utility room.
Stick to it.
First Aid – If you are really struggling and don’t have time, call in the experts.
The money you pay for them to take the strain will be well worth it.