Publish October 24, 2023
Size Up Your Design Style
Modern living room

Discover Your Personal Home Design Style

Designing or redecorating a space can often be a daunting task, especially when you’re unsure of your personal style. But fear not! Your unique design style might be hidden in plain sight, waiting for you to discover it. Let’s dive into some ways to uncover your interior design preferences.

Starting with Self-Reflection

Before you delve into design magazines or start pinning images on Pinterest, take a moment to reflect on your personal preferences. Ask yourself: What’s my design style? If you draw a blank, don’t worry! Often, our style is something we’re already living but just haven’t named yet.

Home Sweet Home

Inspect your current living space. What are your most cherished items? Maybe it’s an heirloom handed down generations or a quirky find from a flea market. Are you a collector of specific items like teapots, books, or even chairs? These collections can be telling indicators of what you value aesthetically.

Lifestyle Choices and Design

Your daily habits and preferences can provide insights. Do you relish the feeling of bare feet on cool tiles or prefer the coziness of carpeted floors? Are your gatherings formal dinner parties or relaxed get-togethers? Remember, if you’re someone who prefers laid-back vibes, opting for forgiving and deconstructed furnishings like sisal rugs can work wonders. On the other hand, if you have a penchant for luxury, silk and upscale fabrics might appeal to you more.

Vacation Vibes in Your Living Room

Think about your vacation preferences. Do you gravitate towards luxurious hotels or charming bed-and-breakfast spots? Creating a space that captures the emotion of being on vacation can make your home a personal paradise. After all, who wouldn’t want to feel like they’re on vacation every day?

Fashion and Home Design

Your wardrobe choices can be a goldmine of information. Inspect your closet. Do you lean towards neutral tones or bright, vibrant colors? Do you prefer cutting-edge fashion or comfortable, timeless pieces? Your clothing style can often mirror what you’d like in your home. Use it as inspiration!

 

Discovering your personal home design style can initially seem overwhelming, but with introspection and observation, patterns will emerge. Embrace the journey of creating a space that truly reflects your interests and personality. Remember, it’s all about feeling truly at home. So, be bold, be creative, and most importantly, be you. Happy designing! 🏠✨

 

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