Remodeling or decorating a room from scratch is an exciting opportunity to create a space that fits your taste exactly. But before you can start browsing for furniture and décor accessories, you might want to consider what decorating style best fits you and your home.
Choosing a decor style is important because it will influence the furniture your purchase, what colors you paint the walls and how you accessorize the space. To help you get inspired, I’ve compiled a list of some of the more common decorating styles used today.
Rustic: Although the furniture and materials used in rustic homes are rough, the overall look is quite cozy. Weathered wood and distressed leathers are a must when decorating a rustic home. Colors are generally warm, earthy tones like browns and greens.
Contemporary: If you like stark contrast, then the contemporary style is for you. This style usually features solid, bold colors contrasted with neutral colors like black or white. For example, a bright red couch in a room with white painted walls. Furniture with clean lines is also typical in the contemporary style.
Eclectic: If you can’t choose one specific style for your space, then go eclectic and mix and match. Eclectic homes tend to have pieces from varying styles to present a unique look. Other common characteristics include bright colors, many decorative accessories and offbeat furniture pieces.
Cottage: The cottage look is popular because of its peaceful and comforting effect. Light colors, distressed woods, antique furniture, plaids and floral prints are all common features used in this style.
Traditional: If you prefer a more formal look for your home, then decorate your home to match the traditional style. Traditional homes are elegant, and are typically decorated in rich colors and dark wood finishes. Furniture pieces often feature intricate details and plush fabric upholstery.
Transitional: Can’t choose between a contemporary or traditional home? Then style your home to be transitional. This popular style combines the best characteristics found in contemporary and traditional homes to create a unique look of its own. Simple lines, neutral colors, and textured décor are common characteristics found in transitional style homes.
Everyone has a different style, so find the one that best matches your taste and create your dream home.