In the past year, I read a fun article in Real Simple magazine that talked about individual design styles, and a design expert suggested doing the following things to determine your unique style:
1. Look at your furniture, noting which pieces are favorites, and which are not.
2. Gather items that are special and beautiful to you.
3. Think about places you love and why you love them.
4. Look for common threads of design, colors, shapes, materials among the things you treasure.
After thinking about the above questions, check out the examples below, and see which one suits you most.
Modern Graphic (edgy, contemporary, abstract): pieces like the Eames lounge chair, this funky coffee table, or this silver furniture set.
Sophisticated Classic (elegant, feminine, traditional): pieces like this bronze wall mirror, this pedestal table, and this fancy chandelier.
Cozy Casual (warm, natural, weathered): pieces like this comfy sofa, this rustic coffee table set, and this pretty table lamp.
Vintage Eclectic (variety, layers, lots of details): Think Persian rug mixed with a brown velvet settee and this painting.
Which of these descriptions most aligns with your tastes and preferences? If none of these fit, how would you describe your style?
Note: You can also take a quick decorating style quiz on the Real Simple site by clicking here.