Embarking on an interior design project is a great way to give your home a facelift and give it a look that reflects your personality. However, after years of looking at the same walls, colour scheme, furniture arrangement and other elements of design, you may find it difficult to envision a different style. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to choose the right style, and create a space that you will enjoy living in for many years to come. Below are a few tips for discovering your signature interior design style:
- Consult a professional
Seeking expert counsel with regard to your decorating project is one of the best ways to discover your decorating style. Years of experience, as well as technical knowledge, mean that the interior decorator will usually be able to identify elements of your personal style from your favourite colours, your current decor, items you surround yourself with and many aspects of your life. This is especially true if you take the time to consult an interior designer whose style is similar to your own. Take the time to look around for a reputable designer as well as one who listens to you in order to discover the style you want for your home.
Decorating magazines and books, as well as the internet, are great resources that can help you discover your decor style. Social media, decorating blogs, sites like Pinterest and many others can provide invaluable information that will help you decide on a style that matches your personality. Using the information you gather, you can then put together a dream board of the style you are aiming at, and refine this until the final result is exactly what you are looking for.
- Ask yourself if the final result is something you can live with
Once you have put your dream board together, it is time to ask yourself whether the elements you have incorporated are something you can live with. For example, you may have selected a bright, tropical colour theme when you are in fact a calm and collected person who values tranquillity and peace. Ask yourself how you will feel living with your new decor scheme for years on end bearing in mind that redecorating can be an expensive undertaking. If you still want to continue with your decor project after all these questions, then you may have finally discovered the right style for you.