Do you often feel as though your home décor is mismatched? Or maybe you feel stumped when people ask you about your decorating style? Don’t worry, because you’re not alone. With so many options out there and trends changing every day, it’s easy to get confused about what you like and don’t like. While you can go online and take any number of quizzes to help you discover your decorating style, chances are they will each tell you something different. How about we take a closer look at how to determine your decorating style the easy way?
Do Some Research
First things first…you can research the different decorating styles so that you have a clearer understanding of what each style is. Not only will you will walk away with a better understanding so that you know the difference between different styles like modern, cottage and transitional, but you’ll have a greater understand at what styles you prefer. When researching the styles, imagine yourself living in the pictures of the homes. Which rooms do you see yourself living comfortably in? That’s your first clue at determining your favorite style.
Look at the Magazines Around Your Home
The magazines you subscribe to can tell you a lot about your style, too. For example, if you subscribe to magazines like Dwell, you probably prefer modern style. If you love magazines like Southern Living, you’re more into the traditional style. If you have several magazines with different styles, you may be more eclectic and prefer a mixture of styles. Knowing what your favorite decorating magazines or books are will provide you with a hint to your favorite decorating style.
Consider Your Favorite Pieces
Chances are you have pieces in your home that you absolutely love. Am I right? Look at these pieces and compare them to the research you did on styles. Which style category do they fall into? Sometimes it’s as simple as trusting what you’ve already bought. If you have items that fall into different styles, consider the ones you like the most and if you would like living in a home that focuses on that style. Or you can be creative and have a mix of styles in your home.
While these tips are meant to help you determine your own decorating style, don’t be afraid to create your very own style. You don’t have to be stuck in a box. You can choose to mix styles and the decor police aren’t going to show up at your home. Remember that finding your decorating style is all about creating a home you love and feel comfortable in.