One of the most exciting activities I find when designing a new house or decorating a room is the one that consists of finding inspirations to come up with your own creations.
When it comes to new house designs, kitchen designs and interior decoration ideas photos probably represent the best way to spark your creativity. Flicking through house decor photos not only helps you generate ideas but can also provide solutions to design challenges.
Recently while at a news stand I glanced at a home design and decorating magazine and I saw on the cover that it had an article about smart storage solutions. As I was looking for innovative ways to organise my home office I bought the magazine. The article presented interesting shelving solutions for the house but the home office part was covered briefly. There was only one photo of an office setting.
If you are like me, i.e. you need to see more than one photo in your quest of finding the best design then I would suggest you check out this website houzz.com.
Houzz.com boasts more than 170,000 (174,897 to be exact when I started this article) high quality and splendid photos of every areas in and around the house
You can filter on style (Asian, Contemporary, Eclectic, Mediterranean, Modern, Traditional,Tropical) and browse by space (bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, entry, living room, media room and many more).
The site content is too rich that you can literally find hundreds of not thousands of photos in a particular style for a particular space. As you might guess. I spent quite sometime in the Home Office section of the site and have bookmarked many terrific ideas to apply to my own needs.
Whether you are building a new house, renovating a kitchen or looking for ideas to decorate a bathroom you will discover plenty of inspired pictures from other home owners and professional designers, architects, builders. An increasing number of Aussie designers and construction companies have started uploading attractive resources. At the moment you can filter to view pictures from Melbourne and Sydney contributors.
What makes this website so addicting is that the photos are absolutely gorgeous and they are grouped under style and space. Once you have signed up (it’s free) and logged in you can create idea books and use them to file the photos that interest you. You can also ask question on the site and contact the professionals if you would like to take your ideas further to the realisation stage.
If you haven’t tried out houzz.com I encourage you to (my little warning: it can be addicting…)