Interior Decor

Finding The Decorating Style That Suits You

“Do you know your decorating style?”

This question might be too hard to answer for those starting to re-decorate their homes, and even for those who are moving into a new place and planning what their new home would look like. Jill Waage, Home Content Director of Better Homes and Gardens states that people nowadays are forever changed by the home design information which are readily available. With the massive availability of home decor information and its easy access over the internet, TV, and magazines, it is easy to be overwhelmed and confused which can pose difficulty in determining what your exact decorating style is.

But you don’t need to fret as your journey in discovering your decorating style for your home improvement can be both easy and fun. It may be a gradual process but it will surely reflect your personality and in the end will make you feel satisfied with the overall look of your home. I’ll be asking you some questions which, by answering, can help you get a step closer to your decorating style. I’ll also be sharing with you different ways to find your personal decorating style while giving a heads up on some specific styles that you might consider for your homes. Read along, and have an enjoyable journey discovering your personal style for your dwelling place.

  1. What Photos Capture Your Interest?

This is EXACTLY what I want in a desk space! High shelf that my computer will fit under. (Vintage cameras and owls will go there) Inspiration board on the wall and lots of desk space. Would probably put shelves going up both sides to put books.   Also, in white!

Photo by decor8 holly via Pinterest

You’ve already clipped a photo of your dream bedroom from your favourite home magazine. You’ve already took some shots of your friend’s cosy living room. You’ve finished browsing the internet for inspiration photos for the unique look of your dining area. If you’ve done these steps, then you’re off to a good start. Your personal decorating style can be discovered by compiling images that you like and love. Doing this can help you build your photo inspiration board for easy reference of how you see your home in the future. Since most of us spend lots of time in the internet, it is also best for you to utilize Pinterest to properly organize those designs that speak to you. Go over each photo that you’ve pinned and look for patterns and features that you might want to fit together.

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A Lookback at 19th Century Britain

One nation has much to tell just by looking at its homes. British home interiors, for one, have much history to tell.  Looking at its home posts, awnings, verandas, and houses, these are evidences that Great Britain has gone through a ride in history, harnessed by numerous events and battles, especially during the 19th century.

Image by Elliot Brown via Flickr, Creative Commons

Owing to the Industrial Revolution, 19th century presented an unparalleled expansion for Britain. From communication down to transportation, politics, and even home interior designs, the Victorian period has made its mark on Britain. Let us step back and see how the Victorian period affected modern England.

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Little Helpers in Interior Design

You probably don’t know anything about real mess until you’ve become a mother, with several kids in the house. It can be stressful, it will definitely take a toll on your patience and bother your (previously) organized self, but there are times there simply is no getting out of it. Why not “attack” the problem and work it out to your (and your home’s) best advantage?

Kids have minds of their own, and if you think you can influence them into doing something worthwhile just by nagging, think again. You probably are able to do that out of fear, but it will not instil in them a sense of responsibility, dedication and later on fulfilment that you would want them to value as they grow older.

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Rain got you down? Make up for it with brighter home designs

Everyone dreads the rainy days because they mean that people must invest in building and in renting elevated houses, hiring professional repairmen and seeking pieces of advice from contractors regarding remodelling, in the hope sparing themselves from the potential casualties that the said season brings. But bear these tips in mind so that your house will not only be safe to live in but also look warm despite the cold weather.

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1. Choosing the right colours

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Bedroom Colours that Reveal the Inner You

Choosing the right shades and hues for the different parts of your house is a no easy task. It needs to complement the existing raw materials where they are made and give them a sense of purpose. Of course, by the time you enter your house, you instantly want to feel at home and take a break from a stressful day simply by having a look around. Colours that perfectly blend together soothe the mind, while rightfully contrasting ones usually excite the imagination. With these being said, colours influence the way people think and speak especially those that are found in their personal space: the bedroom.

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