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Bright living room and kitchen with rustic oak beams, elegant herringbone flooring, and french country decor style.
How To Discover Your Home Décor Style
July 10, 2020

You’ve found the perfect piece of furniture and put up your favorite shade of paint. But it still feels like there’s something missing in your home décor.

If this is how you feel, you’re not alone. Many people forget the most important aspect of choosing home décor: You!

When decorating, It’s just as important to understand yourself as it is to understand your space. You can make your living room look just like the picture in a magazine, but if it doesn’t speak to you and your family, then it won’t feel right.

So, how do you choose your home décor style? We’ve got a few pointers and some popular design trends to help you find your way.

Finding Your Personal Décor Style

Finding Your Personal Décor Style

First, you’ll need to identify the style elements that fit your personality and decorating goals. Here’s how to do it:

  • Think about your favorite places: Is there a coffee shop you adore? Or maybe you love being in nature? Recreate these themes to bring a similar energy into your home.
  • Remember décor that you hate: If there’s a place where you found the décor uncomfortable, this can help you understand what choices not to make at home.
  • Imagine how you want to feel in the space: Do you want to feel cozy, energized, inspired, or elegant in your home? Your décor will influence your mood.
  • Decorate for 4 seasons: Big windows and sky-blue paint might look great in the summer but not during the holidays. Imagine your space in each season to decorate effectively.
White quartz countertops, brick fireplace with wooden mantle, and stainless steel undermount sink paired with blue cabinets and an industrial style spring faucet.
White quartz countertops, brick fireplace with wooden mantle, and stainless steel undermount sink paired with blue cabinets and an industrial style spring faucet.

Time to Choose a Style

Time to Choose a Style

There are plenty of designs that offer room for improvisation. We recommend starting with one of the following versatile décor styles and add elements from your personality:

French country kitchen with white cabinetry, concrete countertops, sleek marble island, and high shiplap ceilings with wooden beams.
French country kitchen with white cabinetry, concrete countertops, sleek marble island, and high shiplap ceilings with wooden beams.

Traditional

Traditional

The traditional decorating theme is calm, classic and symmetrical, making it easy to integrate most furniture into this style.

This design choice is a common and “safe” décor style, which is not a bad thing. It also feels like “home” to nearly everyone, making comfort a priority.

Contemporary black and white cabinetry with a concrete farmhouse sink and luxurious marble countertops, open shelving for a sleek design, and gold pendant lights.
Contemporary black and white cabinetry with a concrete farmhouse sink and luxurious marble countertops, open shelving for a sleek design, and gold pendant lights.

Contemporary

Contemporary

The contemporary style is lighter, cleaner and sleeker than traditional design.

It showcases empty space and light more than furniture, and it features hard angles and straight lines more than cushions and curves.

Reversible fireclay farmhouse sink in an open concept kitchen with a large marble island, wooden beams, and a tile accent wall.
Reversible fireclay farmhouse sink in an open concept kitchen with a large marble island, wooden beams, and a tile accent wall.

Farmhouse

Farmhouse

The farmhouse style combines elements of traditional Americana and contemporary design. Shiplap, porcelain, natural greens and sky blues are mixed with bursts of flowery color.

Farmhouse kitchens are very popular these days, featuring copper kettles, cast-iron, and deep fireclay sinks.

Bohemian bathroom with tribal wallpaper, pampas grass, and decorative mid-century vanity dresser.
Bohemian bathroom with tribal wallpaper, pampas grass, and decorative mid-century vanity dresser.

Boho

Boho

The bohemian style is a bit riskier but full of life and color. A combination of trends, cultures, modern and antique elements; boho is an eccentric sensory style.

This design choice embraces the unusual. It features texture, intricate patterns, trinkets, and a kaleidoscope of color.

If you want your home to be a canvas for your personality, boho is a good choice. If you’re a more private person, you may want to choose a more reserved décor style.

Your home’s style is a part of you. As you change over time, it will too. If you feel lost when it comes to decorating, don’t worry. As you learn more about yourself, your sense of style will develop. Until then, use these tips to choose a theme and bring out the best in your home and in you.