When we’re looking for interior design inspiration, most of us go the web or to design magazine for a few ideas and a little inspiration. It’s interesting to look at examples of perfection in a certain area of interior design, after all, but it’s also important to temper one’s dreams with a little practical reality. It’s also important to realise that our homes can never be all things to all people. In other words, it’s vital to have a good idea of what you truly want your home to look and feel like before you look at the magazines or the internet. In this way, you will be truer to your own original ideas and a little less swayed than the images you see before you; more persuasion than inspiration.
One way that’s becoming increasingly popular as a method of viewing rooms is via online video. The problem with two dimensional images is that they can give a view of perfection which literally lacks depth. It’s sometimes difficult to accurately judge sizes and layouts in a room. But even more importantly, it’s impossible to see different products you may be thinking about buying in three dimensional situ – and from a variety of different angles and aspects.
One company that is doing something about this is Harveys. You can now view a lot of Harveys Furniture on YouTube which really helps in making your design and furniture choices.
You can then see the product range with full details and specifications on the company’s own website before deciding whether to buy or not. And if you do decide to buy, there are three ways to do just that; by ordering online, over the phone, or visiting a store to see the furnishings in reality.
Often, a visit is best to be able to check out the latest living room furniture sale, for example, or other bargains – though these are also listed online.