Finding Your Personal Design Style


When you embrace your individual style, your home can become a personal museum of all the things you love. What better way for your family and guests to learn what exactly makes you tick? When you feel relaxed in your space, other people will too.

Whether you are working on your own or with an interior designer, you’ll need to start with a general idea of what you’re looking for. You don’t need to have your own style figured out in full. But it does help to have a general idea of what goals you’re trying to achieve or what spaces you’re trying to transform.

To help you get a bit more detailed in your thinking, here are some tips to help you on your journey of interior design self-awareness.

Interior Design Mood Board

Create a Mood Board

A mood board is a visual tool that helps you communicate your design concepts and ideas. It’s a collection of images, materials, color palettes, text, and other elements arranged to evoke a particular style or feeling. If you need some help, just do some online research.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Go beyond your mood board and collect some images of rooms you like. This blog is an excellent resource for images. Analyze each room and make notes about the specifics in each that you especially like and why you like them. Pay attention to colors, patterns, furniture styles, and decorative accents that consistently appear in your selections. Are there any common themes emerging?

What’s Your Lifestyle?

At Decorating Den Interiors – Jennifer Jones, we’ve been dedicated to Lifestyle Decorating for over five decades, with a central focus on creating spaces that is our client lifestyle. Reflect on your own, and your family, lifestyle, interests, and personality to determine what you want your space to feel like. Do you prefer a cozy and rustic vibe, a sleek and modern aesthetic, or a colorful and eclectic atmosphere.

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Research Design Styles

Familiarize yourself with different interior design styles by researching and learning about their characteristics, history, and key elements. Some popular styles include Traditional, Scandinavian, Mid-Century Modern, Industrial, Bohemian, and Coastal. More recently, we have learned about new styles such as Japandi, Hygge, Biophilic. And there is Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Design.

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Experiment with Samples

Before making any significant design decisions, experiment with samples of paint colors, fabrics, and materials to see how they look and feel in your space. This will help you visualize your ideas and make informed choices.

Start Small

You don’t have to overhaul your entire space at once. Start small by updating one room or area at a time, incorporating new elements, and gradually refining your style as you go along.

Seek Professional Guidance

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or unsure about defining your style, consider working with Decorating Den Interiors – Jennifer Jones. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. 

Finding your interior design style is an exciting journey that involves exploring different aesthetics, understanding your preferences, and discovering what resonates with you. We can help and make it even more fun. We even have a new eBook Find Your Individual Style by Working with an Interior Designer.

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