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  • Writer's pictureJanine Varney

What's my style?

March 1, 2020

Choosing a home decorating style can be stressful. There are so many options to sort through, with so many details to think about. To make the process easier, we've put together this simple list of some popular home design styles. Whether you are starting from scratch or doing a remodel, use the tips to find your personal style. What Are the Different Types of Home Decorating Styles?

There are many decorating styles with plenty of overlap between them. The list below will help to give you a starting point on how to choose a design style. Here are just a few of the most popular home styles to consider:

  • Modern

  • Transitional

  • Shabby Chic

  • Farmhouse

  • Coastal

  • Scandanavian/Minimalist

  • Coastal

  • Traditional

If you need help determining your personal style try these tips

Step #1: Save Interior Design Photos and Blogs that Inspire You   Whether you’re flipping through a magazine or browsing the internet, save photos and articles that inspire you. Whether it’s a photo of a gorgeous designer apartment on Pinterest or your favorite picture of your family, keep those items that inspire you in a folder. After a while, you might start to notice patterns or trends that can help you narrow down your design preferences. For example, you might be drawn to the same family of colors or the same room layouts. Knowing what you like and dislike is an important factor in making decisions. Step #2: Check Out Model Homes and product Showrooms Showrooms and open houses are great opportunities to explore your design style. Even if you aren’t planning on moving, open houses can demonstrate new trends and home features. They can also help you define design schemes you don’t like which helps to narrow down your dream “looks.”

Step#3: Be True to Yourself Honesty is the best policy, especially when it comes to something as impactful as your environment. Before you spend time and money shopping for updates, take time to evaluate what you hope to achieve with your home redesign project. What is it about your current space that needs improving? What about getting the lowest price, or being environmentally conscious? Would you rather take bold design risks or stick to something traditional? Is the amount of space or storage impacting your decision? your priorities will impact your style choices.

Step#3: Consider the functionality of the space How is the space going to be used in the future? Are you looking to downsize and simplify your space, will you be working from home more often adding to your growing family. Make a list of "must haves" when starting your project so that you can incorporate them into your design plan and revise your expectations if needed.

Step #5: Hire an Interior Design Professional to Help to Decide Your Style No one can decide what looks great except you — but sometimes, it doesn’t hurt to have a little bit of professional help. We have years of experience helping hundreds of clients, stage, remodel and furnish new homes. We take advantage of trade tools and resources to help you find great products at great prices. No matter what look you’re hoping to achieve, we have the resources to guide you in the right direction.

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