Updated: Jan 13, 2020
Are you one of those people who walk into a home decor shop and gets lost will the number of different styles? What makes it even harder is when you hear all this interior design "rules" what you should or shouldn't combine. Do you feel like your potential style is all over the place and you will never find the perfect one? I know, it seems chaotic, but it doesn't have to be.
Take your time when choosing your own style. It's not something that happens overnight. To get your interior style perfect for you all you need to do is focus on is how would you like your home to make you feel and is it matching your personality. Maybe we don’t think about it often but our space is a natural projection of our mind. My advice to you - get rid of all the rules and follow your own. That is the only way you can truly enjoy the design process.
Frequently asked questions: Can I mix different styles? Is it okay if I don't follow the trends? Can I combine different fabrics? The answer to all of those is simple - YES! Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone - that's when you get the best results. You should follow your intuition and that's the only right way to find your personality in the design. So how do you actually do that you probably wonder?
Here are some really easy to follow and practical tips for you:
1. Choose your favourite colour and fabric - If you are not sure what colour that might be, take a look at your photos and pay attention to your outfits. It should be something that makes you feel confident and happy. That doesn't mean the whole design style needs to be in that colour but it can be either dominant colour or you can have decor details spread around the house to tie the whole look. For example, I love natural and light fabrics, something that feels airy and soft. That will normally translate to decor pieces like wood, organic cotton, bright decor pieces and lots of greenery.
2. Look at other people's homes - the absolute best place to find inspiration is Pinterest (take a look at my Pinterest boards for variety of styles). Once you found your faves - get the top 3 and save those photos. They don't have to be similar to each other - all that matters that it makes you happy!