A person’s home is a reflection of themselves. Why settle for being complacent with simply “stuff” when you could make your home an entire exhibit of everything that encompasses you.
Many people admit that they would love to have a more “designed” interior in their home, but simply don’t know where to start. They’ve looked a few magazines, and they’ve been to IKEA a few times, but don’t have a singular vision for how they would want to execute a look and feel.
The first step to making over your home is identifying your personal style. Follow these tips for identifying your style, and you’ll have an original interior design style in no time.
Take a Look at Your Closet
One of the most self-revealing things you can do to identify your personal style is taking a look at your closet. What do you see a lot of?
If you’re seeing a lot of rocker tees, chances are you might have an edge, and appreciate a hip vintage feel. In that case, you’ll probably want to head to the thrift store and start looking for some cool classic pieces. Maybe you can even update them with some DIY tips.
Spend Time On Pinterest
If you don’t know anything about interior design, then go to the place most people go to learn about it. Good old Pinterest! By creating boards on Pinterest of types of decor that you enjoy, you can start separating them into subcategories.
Perhaps you have seen some photos of interior design labeled French Country decor that you really resonated with. Now you know what it’s called! Start a board called French Country Decor!
Clear Out The Clutter
It can be difficult to set a vision for how we want to see our homes if it is full of a mish-mash of colors, textures, and no cohesive theme. Clear out everything, if you’re serious about this with only the necessities being left out. Sell what you don’t want, and put the rest in the garage or attic.
Ensure your storage space has proper ventilation and the windows are all in good shape so you don’t risk your belongings getting moldy or water damaged.
Start Making Price Comparisons
So you’ve found yourself liking retro vintage decor with classic 80’s pieces with lots of brown textures, but also minimalist modern with lots of chrome and stark white.
Now is when you begin to search for pricing on your identified interior design style. You may begin to realize that modern chrome furniture is considerably out of your price range, and you may just be a vintage lover after all.
If you find yourself loving two different interior styles, let pricing be your determining factor. Then run with your interior design style and never look back!