There’s something to be said about being happy with your current environment the way it is. But, there’s something vital feeling about always trying to make it a better place as well. That’s why people are always looking to find ways to inspire themselves to push the envelope of their home and turn it into their castle.
A few different ways to approach this visionary method are to look at floor plans, browse through landscape magazines, reads detailed descriptions in your favorite books, check out the background scenery and movies, or even really let your imagination fly and think about what your dream home would be.
If you get the opportunity to look at custom floor plans, you’ll see that the skeleton is one of the most important aspects of your home. And even if you can’t necessarily change the layout that you already have, you can take notes about some of the more beautiful designs that you see, and try and incorporate some of those design elements at least to a small degree in the place that you already have. Consider things like floor plans of bathrooms or bedrooms for example.
It’s almost a spiritual experience looking through landscape and garden magazines. There will be beautiful hillsides, mountains in the background, and gorgeous houses, all described and pictured throughout. If you want to be inspired, there are few better places to look been through large-format magazines who have spectacular editors, photographers, and writers working for them.
If you’re a fan of novels, you may find inspiration for your home improvement projects inside of books that you read. If you have a particular character that you’ve connected to in a literary setting, you might take some notes about what it is in their home that you appreciate so much.
Cinematography and filmography can inspire you as well. When you see movies with famous cinematic homes, the designs can be spectacular, and you can figure out how to take the elements that you are passionate about, and incorporate them into your designs at your home. Creating a movie-style house may not be quick or easy, but the results may be that you end up with a perfect and unique experience living in your house.
And for the true visionary, why not look to your dreams for your home design? Nighttime visions are some of the most abstract and confusing, but often insightful ideas that you will ever have. If you’ve ever worked on lucid dreaming, you know that you can control a degree of what you see and experience. If you specifically go to sleep at night inking about developing a plan for a household vision, and you may be surprised at the results of your efforts.