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Autumn is in full flow and the sun is still somehow out in the UK. Leave are falling, and mornings are crisp and it definitely makes me want to stay in bed being all snug. This weather and of course, strolling past wonderful window displays, has got me itching to make my home look luxuriously cosy in time for Winter!

I had to get some ideas first however as I wasn't entirely sure how to create a transitional interior and in need of some inspiration, which is why I have created this mini guide of tools you can use to help if you get an inspo block!

1. Pinterest

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I am always raving about this platform, I love it so much! You can browse through hundreds of interiors and pin your faves to your own board. I am constantly coming across amazing designs and creating mood boards and find flowing colour palettes – something I am usually rubbish at!

2. Insta Interiors

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Most of us already have this app and are constantly taking screenshots of things we like or just memes! However, Insta have introduced a game changing save button in Instagram that has not only made it easier to see all my favourite pics in one place – it has freed up space on my phone (https://mashable.com/2016/12/14/instagram-save-posts/?europe=true)! It is also a great platform to discover designers, their portfolios and even interact with them.

3. Facebook Groups

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If you are looking for opinions or advice on your current interiors or an idea, Facebook is a great place where fellow interior lovers can present their opinions. If you have a home design dilemma they might be able to shed some light on your problem. It is mostly a platform for people have interior design as a hobby rather than a job, but it can be super useful hearing other thoughts when you’re in a design predicament!

4. Houzz

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This platform merges design inspiration with the ability to buy products instantly, so if you like it, you can buy it straight away. This platform also allows you to interact with professionals who work in sectors like furniture rental (https://www.roomservicebycort.com/) to interior designers – the list is endless! There is an active forum where interior enthusiasts can air their problems with their space and enthusiasts and professionals can reply with ideas and solutions!

5. Homepolish

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This is not something I have tried and tested just yet however, some of my friends have raved about this already. This is a mobile service which give homeowners the opportunity to connect with interior professionals at an affordable price. At the start, you take a quiz to give the designer insight into your style and preferences to tailor the experience. This interior start up (https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/design/online-startups-changing-future-interior-design-virtual-services-a8278456.html) is the first of its kind and used by celebs like Karlie Kloss!

After finding all these online tools, I think my inspiration is going to take off. I just love how it is becoming more accessible for enthusiasts and professionals to solve their interior needs and show off their designs!