There are names and descriptions for any number of styles – “Scandinese” or “Japandi” being the latest new trend, combining Scandinavian minimalism and neutral tones with Japanese influences. But how do you define what you like? What makes you happy, what you want your home to feel like, and translate that into colours, furnishings, and decoration?
Unless you spend a large portion of your spare time deep in interior design magazines, scrolling through images on Houzz, or curating boards on Pinterest, you probably don’t ‘have’ a particular interior design style that you want to emulate through your home. This can make it overwhelming to try to create a cohesive look or even to know where to shop. This guide will give a brief description of several styles, along with some advice on who to follow and where to shop for items in that style.
The main areas of distinction between styles come in the approach to colour, patterns and texture, the use of details like cornicing and embellished edges versus clean lines, the use of wood and what type of wood, and your attitude towards “less is more.”
Here is a great video to help you define your style: