So you want to decorate your home in a certain style but you don’t know how to begin? Do you want your home to look like the one you saw in a decorating magazine? It may seem hard for you to know where to begin and how to find your own decorating style, but with a few tips you will learn how to do it and you will have that fabulous home you’ve always dreamed of!
Here are some valuable tips on how to find your decorating style:
Look for multiple items:
Yes, it is that easy, even though you may not believe it! Having multiple items of the same style, shape or color is an indicator for your decorating style. The fact that you bought that leather sofa for your living room and those leather armchairs for your library indicates that you really must like leather. So looking for multiple items in your home is a great way to tell what style, shapes and colors you like and therefore what decorating style you prefer!
Look for pieces that you can’t bare to replace:
Do you have furniture pieces and accessories that you just don’t want to throw out? Do you have an old sofa that is so uncomfortable but you don’t want to replace it and do you have an antique lamp that doesn’t work anymore but you just can’t bare to get rid of it? Well, that is a great way to tell what items you like and what styles you like. After all, you are keeping things that don’t work anymore because you just love them! So go ahead, have a look at your furniture and accessories, and find out what items mean so much to you that you cannot part with them!
Look at the last items you’ve bought:
You just had to buy that vintage chandelier for you dining room and that beautiful French wall clock you saw at your favorite store. Not to mention that fabulous contemporary chair and those glamorous silk curtains. Whatever you’ve bought recently is a great indicator for your decorating style and thus lets you know what specific items you like.
Look at the places you shop:
Do you like to shop at a specific store all the time, even when you do not look for something special to buy? Is it a real pleasure for you to visit flea markets and thrift stores? Or do you like to shop at a modern furniture store such as Ikea? “Where your furniture comes from represents your style”, so take a look at the places you shop because it really tells you a lot about your decorating style!
Look at your favorite room in the house:
Whether it is the cozy library you like to relax in, or your sophisticated bedroom – your favorite room in the house is a great style indicator. You like that particular room so much that you want to spend a lot of time in it, thus you really like the design of it and the way you decorated it. Therefore, you can tell a lot about your design style when looking at your favorite room.
If you like this specific room so much, you can repeat the design style by decorating the other rooms in a similar manner. This can bring a calm feeling to your home and your house will look fabulous and peaceful.
As you can see, finding your design style isn’t so complicated. Just follow the above-mentioned tips and start decorating your home with your personal style and taste!
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