Narrowing down your home decor style can be tough! I feel like I am constantly evolving my home decor style to figure out what I absolutely love. And since starting this blog, I have really been trying to narrow down my exact decor niche in order to be consistent with what type of style content that I post. But, it is has been really challenging because I am still at the early stages of this process and I have found I like a lot of different styles! Haha! Do you ever feel that way? That you are just drawn to so many styles that you like?!
In order to really start narrowing down my focus, I’ve been using 4 key ways to help myself figure out my home decorating style and I thought it would be useful to share them since others probably feel this way at times or all the time!
Here are 4 ways to help figure out your home decor style:
1. Create a mood board or Pinterest board
Start saving images of decor styles that you just love and feel like they could be part of your dream home. Don’t bother saving images that you like, but only ones that really speak to you. Once you have several of these images gathered, see if you can find some kind of cohesive theme to all of them. When I did this I noticed I was really drawn to whites, greys, neutral textures, and some rustic touches with pops of color. In addition, I noticed I really love wood mixed with white. This was interesting to me because I love the color pink, but I’ve realized I don’t want to decorate everywhere with it, but just try to incorporate it in natural ways, like fresh pink flowers!
I found the photo below on Pinterest and it is one of my favorite photos on my mood board. I love the natural wood, refreshing whites, marble counter top, and the stunning chandelier! The comfy couch and fireplace in the background are lovely too since they incorporate the coziness elements that I love! The only thing I’d change in this photo is maybe some of the fireplace decor and I’d have a fire actually going in the fireplace haha 🙂
2. Make a list of words that describe how you want your home to feel.
What is the overall vibe you want someone to feel instantly when walking into your home? And if they were to describe it what would they say it felt like and looked like? The words I chose for my home are:
- Light and airy
- Rustic Chic
- Bits of farmhouse styles
Now when you go to make a decor decision you can look at your list and see if your decor idea or product you want to buy fits this vision!
3. Practice decorating with some styles you have been drawn to and that your mood board conveys. Then, take photos of the decor and assess what you like and don’t like.
I am still in the process of practicing A LOT! And it’s hard. But, it should get easier in time with more practicing and editing. When I take photos of my decor styling, it really helps me to step back and visually assess what I like and don’t like about what I created. I think this is a good way to learn and help develop your decor style. It’s also fun when you do this over time because you can see how much your style has changed and improved!
4. Figure out what styles you don’t like.
This one probably seems like a no brainer, but knowing what to stay clear of really helps. For example, I know that I don’t like anything mid-century or really modern. Some people have created really cool spaces with these styles and I like admiring how they have done that, but I personally don’t prefer it for my own home. Therefore, I know to stay clear of furniture and decor that has that kind of look since it would not look right in my home.
I hope these 4 ways of figuring out your home decor style have been helpful in some way! Now the next biggest challenge after figuring out your home decor style is how to create this style without spending a bunch of money, unless of course you can go ahead and do that! I’ll be sharing some tips I’ve used for decorating on a budget in the near future!
Are there any special ways you have used to help figure out your home decor style? Feel free to share in the comments or on Instagram or Facebook! I love hearing others tips on this subject!
Monday 18th of July 2016
Thank you so much for sharing this post! I feel your pain, I myself can't figure out what style I want our house to be. I will definitely follow these steps
Monday 18th of July 2016
You're welcome Sabrina! I hope these steps help you for figuring out your style too! It always seems to be an evolving process!