Finding inspiration in nature


Interior designers are constantly asked to come up with new ideas, palettes and designs for homes and buildings.


Anyone who has been in the industry for a while, however, will know that finding new inspiration isn't always easy, and creativity can sometimes simply give up and walk out the door – right when you need it the most!


One idea you might like to try is finding inspiration from nature.


Come rain, snow, or sunshine, nature has a way of creating the most stunning displays of colour, light and shapes that mankind can only try to emulate.


This is why it makes for such a great canvas that you can draw from when you're looking to redecorate.


Plus, it's a great excuse to get out and explore your surroundings.


One of the first things to think about is the changing of the seasons. Every season has a colour palette, with autumn's rich oranges, browns and reds or spring's bright yellows, blues and greens.


If your part of the country doesn't have enough on offer – get away for a while! Hop on a train, plane, bus or boat and reacquaint yourself with your camera, getting snap happy along the way and taking note of the exceptional display of colour that is around us at all times.


Think about shapes you find in nature. Rolling hills might inspire you to consider soft furnishings in a home, while rugged mountains and sheer cliffs might make you think of introducing solid and square furniture into a house.


Watch the sun rise, then set, and consider the lighting options that you want to bring in to light up the world you've built inside a house.  It might even inspire you to suggest installing a skylight.

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