A guest post by Grace Bailey
You are maybe not fully aware of your style. Do you know what is your interior design style, and to which of the industrially recognized styles it is closer? If not, this article will be useful for you for better DIY your interior design, and for creating a stylish looking home setting with unique touch.
You and your home say a lot about each other. The style of your dwelling will reflect the whole of you to a great extent for better or worse and if you approach your interior design with literacy, it will certainly be better.
In order to determine your design style, you first need to take paper, something to write with and a pile of design magazines. Glimpse at the magazines without stopping at anything particular, and tear out the pictures that most appeal to you.
Second, you should go through your possessions, including furniture and everything you have at home.
Which item(s) do you love?
What do you keeping despite its becoming either outdated or unfitted to the other stuff, or both?
Which features of the thing do you like most?
You can take pictures of the things with the highest value for you, and collect them in a notebook. Write down such things and your reasons, and try to do it quickly and without much emendation.
Third, have a particular look at the walls and list what is there, and what are the suggestions from those things taking into consideration the color, texture, content, etc.
Fourth, focus on your latest purchases and the way they relate to the all existing possessions: are they the same or contrasting?
If there is radical difference, you might be ready for a style change or for an expansion of your style frames.
Pay more attention on the different piece, and think of what you like in it.
Fifth, try to find out if and which of the rooms you like more, and tend to prefer as a place for spending your time.
Maybe, its decoration style will let you a lot about your own style, so analyze the elements, and re-create them in some other context.
Sixth, see if you have unintentionally gathered a collection of related things, which have similarities in shape, color, texture, or mood.
If you notice several collections, are they similar or differ?
Seventh, jot down what you like about your favorite stores, where you buy furnishing or clothing, and where you will go to window shop.
It is a hint about your personal style sense.
Eighth, think of your existing or desired travel destinations, what you will do there and bring from there.
It will tell you about your motives and excitements.
Ninth, think your lifestyle… what kind of people you have as friends and for how long… the way you talk, i.e. do you focus on the details or on the entireness?
Now, when you have gathered hints and suggestions, analyze your notes and pictures.
Which descriptions and themes tend to repeat? This may be a clue as to your furnishing style.
Of course you can take any online decoration style quiz. You will be asked to answer a series of questions linked with pictures of rooms, furniture, accessories, and other decoration elements. As a result of your exploration of your interior design preferences you may find out that your style matches some of the following interior design styles:
TRADITIONAL: Rich finishes, dark wood, carvings, fabrics such as jackuard, chints, brocade, damask
MODERN: clean lines, limited ornaments, finishes variations, microfiber and leather
COUNTRY: checks, stripes, calicoes or florals; painted finishes or wood of mid-tones; homespun, vintage fabrics
COASTAL: seashells, light finishes either painted or weathered, prints with sea themes and natural fibers
ECLECTIC: mixing elements of eras and cultures; domination of strong colors, patterns and textures.