I recently started a fun, personal project to “build” a dream house by collecting my favorite photos from magazines and online. Working room by room, I am assembling my ideal yet achievable ‘dream’ house.
I highly recommend this process for anyone who is redecorating a room or interested, at all, in interior decorating. Not only is it an entertaining way to pass the time, but it also reveals a great deal about your design tastes. Looking over your compilation, you will start to see patterns with your color choices and décor preferences. With my bathroom photos, for instance, I discovered my fondness for large, white bathtubs; bright, natural lighting; fresh flowers; romantic, airy curtains; wall sconces; and in some cases, black and white detailing. I would have never known any of this, and I certainly could have never expressed it without first creating this collage.
Even if we can't start from scratch and construct our dream bathrooms, we can use this exercise to bring our current bathrooms closer to our ideal. Presently, the bathroom is my least favorite room in my apartment. Cramped beyond belief with awful glass sliding doors and an irritatingly noisy fan, my bathroom is not exactly on par with the tranquil oases pictured above. But, if I add a chic bathmat, an elegant soap dish, and some of those fresh flowers, then I’m one step closer to living my life as beautifully as my dreams.