When it comes to decorating their homes, many people don’t know where to start. But decorating is more about knowing yourself than about knowledge of interior design. You can find your own decorating style in a variety of places. Here are seven ideas on where to look from the Akron Beacon Journal and HGTV.com.
Magazines and catalogues
Spend some time tearing out photos you like. Study the pictures and think about what you find appealing in each image, what feeling it gives you, and what you noticed first. You’ll probably start to see patterns of furniture styles, colours, or room layouts that you gravitate toward.
Your prized possessions
Think about what you love about your favourite rug, dish, artwork, etc. If you love the colours, that can give you a palette for your room. If it’s the style or feel of the piece –contemporary, romantic, etc – that can guide your design of a room.