Decorating a home isn’t as easy as you may think. From deciding where to start in your home, to buying paint, furniture and accessories, it can all take a long time to get everything finalized.
Of course, the first thing you need to know is what décor style is for you. Are you a brand-new luxury sofas kind of person, or are you a second hand ‘items with a story’ person? No one really knows until they start decorating their home, which is why we’re here to point you in the right direction.
Types of Style
Before you can decide on the type of style that best suits you and your home, it’s always helpful to know what styles are out there. We’ve outlined a few below, so you can get your head around the wealth of styles that exist.
Bohemian: embracing free expression, this is filled with colorful collections and unconventional displays.
Coastal: bring your holiday to the home, this is a comfortable and inviting look with genuine charm.
Contemporary: not warm or fuzzy, harsh or cold, this is a neutral, clean and smoothly designed space that is what it is.
Cottage: cozy and charming, this a design that exudes a quaint lifestyle straight out of a fairy tale.
Minimalist: ultra-modern, this is a style that embraces aesthetic and essential simplicity.
Industrial: raw, edgy and hard, this is a grey and worn-down look that’s built on repurposing and primitive surroundings.
Eclectic: providing freedom of expression by breaking all the rules, this is all about mixing and matching various styles to please only you.
Rustic: organic and earthy, this is a style that brings the vibe of a log cabin into everyday life.
Vintage: If you feel like you’re from a different era, then a vintage style is for you, as you bring back a place forgotten in time to the modern world.
Now that you know what’s out there, you should have an idea of what you like. However, if you follow the below steps, you’ll be able to get a clear idea of what it is you want in your home.
Pinterest: first of all make a Pinterest board for each room and get scanning the internet for things you’d like in each room, which should give you an idea of what you’re creating.
Real-Life: once this is done you should then make a mood board for the rooms, which will give you a visual representation of what’s happening (helping to show you your style)
Start Small: then start with a corner in a room, or the smallest room to see what works, and if you love it, then it’s time to get going with the rest of the house.