Finding Your Style

Finding Your Style

Decorating and furnishing your home the way that you want is no small task.  Your home is your sanctuary, it is where you spend much of your time and you should put all the effort and care into decorating your home that you can.  Your home décor is where you can allow your own personal style and tastes to shine through.  Think of it as a creative challenge and it can be a fun pastime for many.  You don’t have to break the bank putting your home together you can use small and inexpensive items to make your own statement and create a space where you feel comfortable and inspired.  That being said you are also free to go the other route and hire a designer to come in and do it for you.  But the first thing you need to do is to find your style, that can help you create the living space you want.

Choosing a Style

You can start your home decorating project by choosing a style or a theme if you will.  Take a close look at your own tastes and preferences.  There are endless options out there including French Country, Swedish, English or Southwest home furnishings.  You can look at something more oriental or choose the blues and greens of the Mediterranean.  If you like Oriental styles then you can have some fun choosing paper lanterns, screens, bookcases and tables.  If you prefer something less ornamental then choose furniture and accessories in rich earth tones with big comfortable couches, wooden desks and tables.  Don’t forget that you are not locked into one style there is no rule saying that you can’t combine the styles that you love.  Buy that ultra-modern leather couch and use some oriental accents to make a statement.

Getting Started

Before you whip out the credit card at the nearest furniture store here are a couple of ideas to think about first.  Ask yourself a few basic questions, to start with is this your permanent home or are you here for a short period of time?  What are some of the must haves that you need to be comfortable?  Some people are all about entertaining while others want a quiet sanctuary to unwind, where do you fit in?

Once you have some clear direction of the space you want to create then finding home furnishings to make it happen is much easier.  Browse through some online sites to find things that you love.  Find your style and make it work for you.