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Tips for Developing a Personal Decorating Style

November 9, 2015

Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to interior
design. Unfortunately, many people struggle in the beginning when trying
to figure out what exactly those preferences are. Fortunately, there
are many ways to determine what you’re most attracted to and thus help
you to develop your own personal decorating style.

You, Yourself and You!

To
start, the only want to figure out and develop your own personal
decorating style is to know exactly what you are most interested in and
to know what you are most attracted to. Places you’ve been, people
you’ve met, they all influence who you are as a person. Few people
realize that this also affects their interior design preferences and
decorating ideas.

Look at the Architecture

When
you bought your home, you did so for a reason. There was something
about the space that you were drawn to, whether it was a well planned
kitchen, a beautiful original fireplace or perhaps just the layout of
the entire home in general. That being said, take note of those details!
They’re items that you’re drawn to and they’re a great way to start
looking into what your personal decorating style may be.

Take note
of the floor plans, as well. These will help influence your personal
style when you are working to come up with a bedroom design or living
room designs, kitchen designs or bathroom designs.

Incorporate Pieces You Enjoy

Nothing
will speak more about your personal decorating style than the various
home accessories and other pieces that you choose to incorporate into
the interior design of your home.

For example, when you’re out shopping for items to
complete your living room ideas, you should purchase items that you’re
most drawn to and you most enjoy. You’ll know them when you see them, so
don’t feel obligated to buy something just because you think it might
“fit” into the grand scheme of things. Buy an item because you love it
and you’ll find that purchasing items that you love, even if they don’t
seemingly “go together,” will actually end up meshing together quite
well.

Reality Check

Last but not least,
realize that you can be drawn to a number of different decorating
styles, colors and interior design elements. However, that does not mean
that you have to incorporate all of these different elements into your
home. To prevent yourself from overdecorating a space, figure out what
you most love best about the room and eliminate everything else that is
‘so-so’ in your eyes. Sure, you may have loved it at one point or it may
have even been an impulse buy. Whatever the cause, don’t be afraid to
eliminate things from your space even after you’ve bought them.

Personal
decorating styles evolve constantly throughout the years. You may love
something one year and hate it the next. Interior design is like
fashion, it’s always changing and so are your tastes. That being said,
don’t feel like you have to keep something just because you once loved
it.