Friday, May 30, 2014
Choosing a decorating style can be fun or frustrating, or even both. Consider these four décor preferences and perhaps you’ll find something that suits your personality and needs.
Do you have a personal style you favor? This doesn’t have to be in the realm of interior design per se, but just a general idea of your design preferences. What colors make you happy or feel relaxed? Take inspiration from your fashion choices.
Which trends and styles are you attracted to? These pieces may be translated into interior designs that could create a home that truly reflects your personality.
For those with a taste for travel and adventure, use your travels as your inspiration. Replicating a vacation experience in your home may be just what you need. Your travel inspirations don’t have to be lofty or unique. Even a quaint café you frequent could be a good starting point.
Use your personal collection of books, paintings or antiques for inspiration. Creating an interior design style to accommodate your prized possessions could also be a fulfilling way to undertake your home decorating process.
Aside from the pure aesthetic sense of interior design, you should also consider the functionality of the space. Not only does functionality go beyond storage and layout but it also refers to how your space is going to be cleaned and maintained.
Certain elaborate styles such as traditional Victorian or Oriental designs may be high-maintenance so choose a décor style you can maintain.