"Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love" - Nate Berkus
The quote above sums up what your home should be a reflection of, when it comes to your home decor style it can feel overwhelming knowing where to start.
Cultivating your style is a gradual process. When beginning the process of designing your home the best place to start is with the style of home you are wanting to achieve. When we speak about choosing a style for your home, it does not mean limiting yourself to one particular look or trend. In fact mixing trends and styles is what will create your own unique look and feel of your home.
Creating a inspiration mood board is a great way to start and pull your ideas together. This process will help you understand which styles, colours and textures work together and help you figure out what look works best for you style and lifestyle. Whilst the aesthetic part of designing your home is important it is important it's also practical for your daily lifestyle.
Discovering your style and translating your personal aesthetic to your home can be a wonderful journey of self discovery. Below, you’ll find some tips to help you create spaces that look beautiful, feel authentic, and reflect your unique style.Remember, when it comes to expressing your own style in your home, there’s no right or wrong. So keep experimenting until you land on a look that feels right for you.
1.Make it your own
Remember it’s your home. Take inspiration from your favourite designers, pintrest or friends home but be remember that
you are in control and put your own personal spin on it to make it unique to you.
2.Consider colours and fabrics
Choose a colour palette which excites you it doesn
't matter if its all neutrals or with pops of bright colours. Pulling colour schemes together will help you make the space flow as you will understand which colours work together. You can add textures and patterns to make it more interesting. Planning the colours will make it easier for you to move to the next stage which will involve furniture and accessories.
3. Plan before you buy
When furniture shopping if possible we would always recommend using a floor plan in order to plan out your space. This process will help you avoid purchasing pieces of furniture which may not be suitable for the space you are working with. A planned floor layout will also allow you to plan the floor space with its maximum potential.
4. Adding the finishing touches
This is the fun bit! Accessories can completely transform any space, lamps, rugs, cushions, paintings and plants can all make a huge difference, but these are best done once the first stage of the design process is complete. Just like the furniture it is important to plan out the accessories which will be going into each room you've designed, you want these to complete and dress the room without cluttering the space.