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Not moving, need to smarten home up. Where to get inspiration?

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Muchtoomuchtodo Sun 07-May-17 22:34:58

We'd hoped to move house. That's now off the agenda.

Our house is plain and boring. The kids are older now and I'd like to give each room a revamp but am not stylish or artistic at all.

Apart from Pinterest which I find a bit overwhelming, where else can I get some ideas for modern, clean, timeless type decor?

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Sun 07-May-17 22:36:19

Watching TV shows and copying ideas.

There's a site called The Lovely Side which I love.

LadyPenelopeCantDance Sun 07-May-17 22:37:32

Houzz app is great as you can filter certain styles out to what you like. A bit better than Pinterest for interiors.

storynanny Sun 07-May-17 22:39:46

I've just revamped all of my house, I have some artistic friends who gave me good ideas and also my wonderful builder came up with superb things I would never have thought of.
I went neutral (walls,carpets and blinds) and brightened up with cushions, bed linen etc. New lighting also has made a difference.

lizzi19 Mon 08-May-17 08:37:42

We recently decorated our house. For inspiration I visited a couple of new show homes on a new building development by us. Very modern and had some good ideas from visiting.

Kokusai Mon 08-May-17 11:31:29

I think checking out Right Move is quite good as you can see houses of your same layout often an see what people have done with them.

Muchtoomuchtodo Mon 08-May-17 22:39:35

Brilliant.

Thanks for some great suggestions. I am feeling quite overwhelmed at the moment so this is really useful.

It looks as if we'll be starting with ds1's room - he wants it does yesterday but DH and I are more apprehensive!

cazzyc Fri 12-May-17 09:50:44

I second Rightmove as an unusual source of inspo! I always look at really grand country houses for interiors ideas for our cottage. Just find a really good version of your type of house and hope they have similar taste! Otherwise, a home magazine subscription is good. I get Country Homes and Interiors for £28 for a year's subscription and have asked for it as a gift in the past. Love receiving a copy.

Muchtoomuchtodo Fri 12-May-17 11:09:03

Thanks, I've also come across the Wayfair website which has a huge range available and lets you save ideas.

TattiePants Fri 12-May-17 16:42:31

There's also been a few threads on here recently where people have posted pictures of their bedroom / kitchen / bathroom etc.

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