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How to know which Interior Design style is for you!

Trying to find which design style fits you and your needs best can be difficult and frustrating. I hope that this post can make it easier for you! I know we all save inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram and it can be hard to translate this into your home. Where do you start? What should I be searching for? What is my style called? These are all good questions! Let me answer them for you.



Create a Mood Board

When trying to pinpoint your unique style try making a mood board! This will help to put all your thoughts, likes, and ideas into one area making it easier to see the final product you're going for. Be as detailed as possible, this will save you work in the future. Include things like your colour scheme, types of furniture and decor you like, lighting, if applicable flooring, and even curtains, rugs, and wall art. You can reference this board throughout your design journey and never be afraid to make changes! Our preferences are always changing and that's okay. The photo below is a mood board I made in school and shows what I was speaking of above. These are super easy to make in a word document or google docs.


Colour Scheme

Although some styles have a specific colour scheme don't be afraid to change it up! You can like the style of boho, which usually sticks to a lighter more neutral palette but still incorporate darker colours. This is your home! You're the only one that has to like it. I recommend using the website coolors.co It's super easy to use and you can even upload a photo of your choice and pick colours from the picture! So if you have an Inspo picture you can use it to create your colour palette or you can create one from scratch. I used this for most of my design projects in school and loved it when making my mood boards!



Design Style Types

There are many different types of design styles and they can be mixed depending on your preferences. To name a few: Minimalist, Scandinavian, Rustic, Bohemian, Mid-Century Modern, and Eclectic. There are many more and I will dive into each in more detail in another blog post. The key to understanding your style is knowing your preferences. If you like neutral colour schemes, reclaimed wood, and unfinished metals, the Industrial style may be for you! If you prefer more retro vibes, with soft fabrics and organic shapes then Mid-Century Modern could be your style. Searching key components of your mood board such as the colour palette or materials used can help pinpoint the style's name that you favour. Don't be afraid if you enjoy multiple styles. Do your research and always remember that if you want to incorporate something that seems out of the norm then that is okay! Your home is an extension of yourself! So express yourself and have fun with it!



Finally

Although putting a name to your design style can make it easier to research and locate decor and furniture, it is not required. As long as you know what you want and how to describe it you will have no issues designing your home! Be creative and follow your gut. You are the best person to know exactly what you want your home to look like. Even when working with a designer you are at the center of the decision-making.



Thank you

Thank you everyone for all the support on my blog posts. If you liked this one please share it on your socials it helps me a lot. As always if you have a topic suggestion leave a comment below or send me an email to reach out directly. For more content check out my TikTok page!



Resources

https://www.decoraid.com/blog/interior-design-styles-definition-2019/

https://coolors.co


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