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November 2, 2021

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How To Choose A Style For Your Home

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Home Interior Decorating Tips

Choosing a style for your dream home can seem overwhelming. Should you go modern, traditional, industrial? What about the colors and textures of the materials to use? You may find yourself wondering if it’s worth investing in such an expensive project or just buying some new furniture instead.

But remember that your house is more than just four walls and a roof – It’s your home, and it’s where you spend most of your time! And if you’re going to invest this much time and money into something, why not make it an expression of you?

Most people would agree that the best home is one in which they feel comfortable and relaxed. Some of the most important factors in achieving this are lighting, design, color scheme, space, and furniture. The article will provide you with some tips for choosing an interior decorating style for your home.

Quick Overview

  • Define your style and take inspiration from multiple sources
  • Have your home space in mind before buying or setting up anything inside
  • Keep an exact list of current decor items
  • Think about the overall color and design theme
  • Figure out time and money you can invest in home interior reshaping

8 Tips for Finding Interior Decorating Style

As an interior designer, I have always loved the idea that learning about your style and expressing it to others can be a rewarding process.

Finding out what inspires you is an essential first step towards creating spaces in which everything feels genuine for both yourself as well as visitors who come into contact with those things every day! Here are my top 8 recommendations on how best to accomplish this goal:

Define Your Style

If you can’t tell your own story through the decor, why invest so much time and money into a dream space that feels out of touch or does not represent your personality? To have a true sense of what inspires you, first define the word “style” as it applies to home decor.

Are you drawn to a particular country’s look? Do rustic pieces with an industrial edge speak to your heart? Does the softness of shabby chic inspire your room’s design? Is it modern glamour, eclectic, or Victorian? You should have a clear sense of what your style is before you begin decorating.

Choose a Magazine and Go Through It or Look Online

Chances are you have a favorite interior design magazine, there are several great ones online, including Elle Decor, Dwell, Modern Luxury Interiors, Essential Home, and House Beautiful.

In addition to being an amazing source of inspiration, they often highlight pieces from real homes so that visitors can get a feel for how finished spaces come together. Skim through the pages and pick out some rooms that really speak to you.

Consider the Space You Have

Before you design the space around your furniture, consider the dimensions of what you have. This may seem obvious to some people, but we’ve seen several clients buy something that just doesn’t fit in their room! Measure your space and your furniture choices before making any purchase so that it’s easier to visualize how different pieces will work together in your space.

And remember, you don’t have to buy everything in one shop or at one time. Instead, explore places to buy and choose items that work for you on an App like getdesigncity.com.

You’d be surprised at how much you can save by shopping in more than one place!

Think About What You Already Have

Before you begin shopping for new items, think about what you already have. We recommend taking pictures of each room so that you can visualise and remember how many pieces of furniture and accessories are currently in your home. That way, it’s easier to see what will be missing once the new purchases arrive.

You’ll be able to determine whether your equipment is still in good working order and if it should be replaced. This also makes it simpler for you to identify which furniture you should replace.

Remember: The goal isn’t to “get rid” of anything. Instead, it’s to determine which pieces can continue to serve you well and those that could benefit from an upgrade.

Think About What Colors, Shapes, Textures, and Patterns Speak to You

  • Are you drawn to soft and delicate pieces or more masculine and rustic ones?
  • Do you prefer a lighter or darker palette overall?
  • If we talk about shape, would it be modern, traditional, eclectic, or organic?  
  • What is your style – linear and symmetrical or asymmetrical and textured?
  • Do you prefer large and graphic prints or more subtle and muted ones?
  • Are you drawn to solids, stripes, plaids, polka dots; paisley, geometric, animal print (think of the Zebra or of the Giraffe), or none of these?
  • What can be your room’s main focus (it could be anything including window treatments)?

You know what you like better than I do so take a moment to think about your home’s intended purpose. Where would you place the TV, where are the doors located, is there anything hanging on the walls? Where are guests likely to gather?

For example, if it’s your bedroom or relaxation space, consider low light options (white furniture, coffee table, etc) that will help you unwind. Sticking to one style can make it easier for your home’s intended purpose to be achieved.

It’s also helpful to think about what would work best in each space: If you have dark hardwoods, then picking an area rug that contrasts might not be the smartest idea since all of the traffic will quickly wear out the fibers.

Figure Out How Much Time and Money You Can Spend on The Project

Finally, if you think of home decorating as an investment, it becomes easier to be patient and save money while getting exactly what you want. A new sofa doesn’t have to be the very first piece of furniture that you buy.

By putting some thought into your budget before making a purchase, you’ll understand how much “stretch” there is in your budget.

Can I combine two styles and make my own personal style?

For sure, you can combine styles to create a look that is entirely original and not like anything you’ve ever seen before. It’s all about what speaks to your soul and what makes you happy.

Can I use a style from another era?

Absolutely, as long as you love it! Today’s furniture can have a vintage feel to it just by having slightly more worn-in edges and fabrics. In addition, there are so many pieces that are actually reproduced from earlier eras – or even from pieces that were lovingly refinished – which may make them perfect “new” pieces for your home.

Will changing your home interior design help sell your home faster?

Not necessarily. If you’re planning to sell your home in the near future, then I wouldn’t use any strong colors that might be considered “off-putting” by a wide range of potential buyers. Remember: Much like clothing, what works for some people may not work for others!

Conclusion

Lighting, hardwood floors, doors, and windows are some of the most important components which you should look at. Knowing what style speaks to you is the first step towards creating your beautiful home.

You’ve made a great choice by starting here! I hope that this article helps you get closer to finding the best design for your lovely home.

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