3 (weird?) Ways to Discover Your Design Style
Sometimes life goes by so quickly that certain people do not take time to find out what they truly love. Instead, they just follow the crowd.
Take a moment to think of your home. Does it truly reflect you as a whole or do you just have little spurts of your design style within the room? For example, do you love the way your living room looks as an entire design, or just a few items within the room?
Here's a tip that most people find surprising:
when decorating your home, consider looking at your desired lifestyle not necessarily your current lifestyle.
Perhaps you want to travel, but do not currently have the money to travel. DESIGN your room to nourish your dream. For example, you can frame and display pictures of places that you wish to visit.
Perhaps you live in a hi-rise apartment building in the city, but love the countryside; well transform your rooms as your escape to your peaceful countryside. You may even want to add a rooster as an accessory (um, not a real one or your neighbors may not appreciate it) to enhance your country house theme
Here are 3 unconventional places that can guide you to find your TRUE CURRENT design style:
Your photo album
You may have had a great time in the 90s, but do you want your rooms to still look like the same decade. Look at your photo albums and then view your home. Has your hair style changed and your home style remained the same? It may be time to upgrade to your current style.
Peek-a-boo, does your room reflect you? Look within your closet - do you have clothes that you love to wear or that you feel you have to wear. Go for the former and dress your home how you want to wear it. Choose items for your home that you love to have, not that you have to display.
Your favorite fun TV shows
Favorite TV shows are a good guide to your personal style. Now this doesn't mean that if The Simpsons are one of your top fun favorite TV shows that you should decorate your rooms in a whimsical way, but it reflects that you LAUGH the most and HAVE FUN the most when viewing this show. So show your FUN side within your home (sarcastic humor, conservative humor, silly humor, slapstick humor, etc.) with color, patterns, artwork, and hobbies displayed within your room.
Decorate your room to reflect what would make YOU smile when you walk within your room. Don't worry about naming your design style & concentrate on what makes you feel happy within a room.
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About the Author:
Ada Gonzalez is the creative director of Ada's Interior Design, Inc. in New York. She designs solutions that provide comfort & function with a BIG SPLASH of style without having to spend hi-end prices on furniture & furnishings. Her designs have appeared in the Life & Style section of The Journal News and the Lohub Blog of Westchester County. In April 2007 she won a design competition called "Interior Motives". She was an Interior Decorating subject specialist for DETC (Distant Education Training Council) spring 2007. Her weekly newsletter called ã“art Decorating! E-Newsä ©s her way of reaching out and sharing decorating tips to people across the United States. To get more information go to www.adasdecoratingsolutions.com