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How to Discover Your Decorating Style

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Published March 13th 2017
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Not many people know about the actual differences between various decorating styles, which can only make styling of interior design more troublesome. Having a clear idea of what your preferred style involves will help you focus on the right details. So, if you're not sure what style best suits your personality, keep on reading.

Know your styles

The minimalist approach in interior design has taken the world by storm. In general, you can keep things minimal whatever your preferred style is. For example, one of the most popular décor trends nowadays involves Japandi, which is a mix of Scandinavian and Japanese décor. It doesn't come as a surprise that both Scandinavian and Japanese styles are also popular. More specifically, these are characterised by soft and clean colors, nature-inspired décor and plenty of natural sunlight. Contemporary modern and urban décor styles also involve sleek lines and bold forms, yet these focus more on the futuristic and even industrial vibe more than natural theme and often incorporate bold and vibrant colors as well. Shabby chic and vintage décor are also some of the most popular today. A lot of elaborately designed accessories, rich patterns and warm tones are some feature elements of these styles. Moreover, there are many "over the top" personal décor trends, such as dark gothic, medieval-inspired and even kawaii Barbie home-like décor styles.

Determining your style

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You have to carefully consider whether you want to transform your home in a way that completely resembles your personality or to keep it in the relatively standard frame with a few personal tweaks. Of course, both approaches have their pros and cons. Incorporating your personality into your own home is a very rewarding process and can end up looking amazing and unique, but it also takes a lot more time, effort and possibly money. On the other hand, going for a more general and easily-achievable style won't be as demanding, but you risk the loss of individuality. If you opt for the second option, you should still keep in mind what pieces of décor should conform to the specific style, which should be all about you.

Mix and match

If simplicity is really not your thing and you feel like you can't opt for just one style of interior design, you don't have to worry too much about that. Actually, you can freely mix and match different styles in order to create your perfect environment. You can play with décor and design of each room separately, so that you have distinctive styles for different areas of your home. On the other hand, you can fuse up to three seemingly different décors into one room in order to achieve a really special look. If you decide to go for this option, make sure to keep things balanced as much as possible.

Extra help

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The Internet is full of inspirational pictures and ideas when it comes to different decorating styles. You can take the time to go through some of these and maybe find something that truly speaks to you. On the other hand, there are also various online quizzes that use your own input in order to calculate your perfect interior solution. In case all of this simply doesn't seem enough, you can ask for professional styling help that would provide you with amazing advice and helpful insight when it comes to the best possible twists to your particular home layout and size.

Don't try to change the look of your home under pressure. If you constantly feel like redecoration and renovation are chores more than enjoyable tasks, you won't be able to relax or see the big picture. This is something that you should do for yourself, so make sure to stay calm, make progress at your own pace and find joy in details that you love.
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