Inviting me to read a book
What gets your brain going about design within your own home? Nothing does more for me than a visual of something I really like. It sets the thinking tone to what can I do to my house to give me the feeling I like this much. Lately I have been getting emailed newsletters from traditionalhome.com. You should sign up for their newsletters. Not everything I see I love. (Keep in mind I design for others so when I look I am looking for ideas for others also.)
I never look at one of these visuals and say “oh that’s too much (design) for me.” I look and I say I could use that idea. I dissect it for what I can use and really like and even what do I already own. I never try to copy completely. The other thing these visuals do for me is start my engine. I get more housecleaning and clutter removal done after seeing a design idea I like. I can’t force you to like “big design” photos, but I am telling you, they can help you get your own design accomplished.
It’s a beautiful world out there. Go for it!