How To Find Your Home Decor Style

Do you struggle with decorating your home, and with interior decorating tasks like picking out new pieces of furniture because you aren’t really sure what your decor style actually is? Do you find yourself feeling envious of your friends who decorate their homes in a style that suits them, with apparently no effort? Don’t worry. There are lots of ways to work out what your style is, and ways to achieve it without breaking the bank. 

Browse Magazines

Pinterest is a great tool for exploring all kinds of trends, but there are so many beautiful images on Pinterest that it can be a bit overwhelming to zero in on one style that you are actually drawn to. Instead, buy a few interiors magazines and spend some time flipping through the pages. Tear out any images that appeal to you. Look carefully at what you have torn out and see what the different images have in common. Are you drawn to rooms with a more minimalist look, or to certain colours? Have you torn out pictures of rooms with lots of plants or with shutters like the ones from Shuttercraft (click here)? 

Take An Online Quiz

There are lots of quizzes online that can help you to narrow down your style. Choose a couple of quizzes, and if they give you similar results, then you know you’re on the right track. It’s a fun way to find your style. 

Look At Your Wardrobe

Look at your favourite pieces of clothing. Pay attention to the fashion trends you like. What colours and textures do you like in your clothing? Do you like mostly neutral clothes? If you do, then you might like a more natural colour palette in your home too. If you prefer to wear bold patterns and colours, then choose something similar for the textiles for your home. 

Pay Attention To The Outside Of Homes

When you’re out and about, what homes catch your eye? Is it traditional brick houses, or more minimalist, modern homes? If you are drawn to modern homes, then you will probably like clean lines and minimalist decor inside the home too. If you prefer the look of traditional homes, you will probably enjoy more traditional furnishings. 

Take An Inventory Of Your Current Decor

Walk through your house and take some notes. Make a list of all your favourite furniture, art and home accessories from in your home, and a list of the items that you want to replace. Go over the list of the things that you love to see what these items have in common, and write this down too. Keep this list with you whenever you are making a new purchase for your home. It will help you to stay true to your style. 

How To Get Your Style On Any Budget

Once you have a clearer idea of what your decor style actually is, you need to work out how to change your home to fit that, without spending a fortune trying to redecorate all at once. 

Paint

Paint can make a big difference. It’s affordable and versatile. You can paint just about anything in your home, including your cabinets, walls, wood floors, furniture, and even tiles. Paint gives a fresh look, for minimal spend. 

Shop Flea Markets And Yard Sales

Buying all new furniture is above most people’s budgets. You can find great deals on furniture, light fixtures, and accessories online, at flea markets, in secondhand or vintage shops, or even at yard sales. Hunting for deals and unique pieces can be fun, and you can often better quality pieces than mass-produced budget furniture that is available now. 

Go Shopping In Your Own House

See what you can give a new lease of life that’s already in your home, like old curtains, leftover tins of paint from previous projects, and accessories that you had tucked away. The curtains that didn’t in your living room might be perfect in another part of your house. Dig around in the attic, closets, and your basement, and find new ways to use old decor. 

Do It Yourself

You can save a lot of money by taking on a room makeover by yourself. Instead of calling decorators, paint yourself. Make curtains or pillows. Refinish your own furniture. A lot of DIY jobs can be tackled quite easily, even if you don’t have much experience. You can use DIY blogs or YouTube for ideas and how-to guides to help you work out what to do.