If you’re not sure about your personal style in home decor, how can you begin to furnish your new home?
Not everyone can look at an empty room and know which direction to take. What vibe or theme should you go for? What color should you paint the walls?
Not to worry. Consider these three rules to help you navigate your space and arrive at a stylish destination you love.
Buy pieces that make you happy
Just like you gravitate towards a certain style of clothes, you should invest in furnishings that resonate with you in a similar way. Buy pieces that make you happy—after all, you’re the one who has to live with them each and every day.
Invest in items for the long term
When you don’t know your personal home décor style it can be easy to get caught up in trends. Jumping on the bandwagon when a particular style, color, or item begins to pop up everywhere can make you feel like you’re up-to-date with what’s hot and right-now. But a few months later the thing that was so in, may be so out—leaving you waiting for the next fad.
So before you make a purchase ask yourself if you’ll still love it five or 10 years from now. Only buy furnishings that fit that bill. When you acquire items you can love for the long haul, you can begin to identify and build your own eclectic style, and avoid fleeting trends.
Try more than one style
It’s OK if more than one style or aesthetic appeals to you, you don’t have to be tied down to one type of design. Don’t be afraid to merge a few different styles—doing so can actually keep your space looking interesting, curated, and collected. Just make sure the styles complement, and not clash.