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Discovering your Design Style


The most important part of decorating your space to fit you it to discover your design style.  Most people live in a house full of a hodge-podge of different styles, this can create disharmony in your space and actually make it harder to decorate.  While it is fine to mix different styles, any more than two and your space can look disjointed.

There are lots of different design styles, here are some of the most popular:


Traditional
Traditional furnishings can hail from 18th century England, the French countryside or even India and the far east.  From antique furnishings to floral fabrics, traditional style sometimes gets a bad rap as fussy and out dated. The design style is all about comfort and familiarity.  This style is characterized by soft edges, rich wood finishes and mid-tone color palette.



Rustic
Rustic style is appealing because they have a connection to the past.  Because of the natural overtones, rustic rooms often feel like an extension of the outdoors. Rustic style has unpretentious roots, organic textures and shapes, warm colors. Rustic style blends really well with the industrial style, both using metal, wood and other natural elements.

Contemporary
Technically this design style is rooted in the moment. It can encompass anything that is popular and “in”. It is in direct contrast to the traditional style which celebrates its roots in the past.  This style is defined by the principal “Less is More”. Subtle patterns for fabrics, minimal accessories and simple lines. Furniture is sleek, lower to the ground and often has metal frames or straight legs.



Modern
Modern design is minimalistic.  It is a clean, streamlined style that is characterized by a neutral color palette, polished surfaces, strong geometric shapes and asymmetry. The majority of homes decorated in this style use neutral colors and shades of black and white. Bold colors are used as accents and provide focal points.

Coastal
Inspired by the ocean, coastal style evokes a light and breezy feel. Coastal style blurs the lines between indoors and out. Plenty of lights, light colors, pale neutrals and natural materials. Although it is tempting to grab every beach themed item out there, go with more simple pieces that evoke the feel of the beach without hitting people over the head.





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