5 Steps to Visualize Your Dream Space -
YOUR DESIGN GUIDE: FIND YOUR DESIGN STYLE
by Cheryl Miles Bassett, Designer/Owner
"Any space where you live or work, should make you happy and content. Be delighted about your space, and enjoy it for many years to come!"
Follow these steps to discover your design style . . .
1. Explore -
Research Design Styles.
Exploring your Design Style is a major step to achieve the decor of your dreams.
To find your design style, explore every style you find. Choose what appeals to you. Whether it's a new trend or an old favorite, you'll be happiest with what you love.
There are always popular trends in design styles, as in fashion.
Keep in mind the style of your home, its
architecture and layout. Consider your current
furnishings if you plan to incorporate these into your decor.
2. Look Around -
Give some thought to how you want to use the room. Whether it's a cozy retreat or an active space for the entire family. Your plan should accommodate your activities.
Style is everywhere. Any space you enter has a unique style all it's
own. These are clues to find your design style.
Check out your local newsstand. Pick up a few decorating magazines. Even browse your local library. Check out books on design and decorating.
Surf the web, or check out your local book store. Ideas are all around.
3. Evaluate your Options -
Take notes about these spaces. Create a file to
combine like elements and pictures. Explore color options, keeping any existing items you would like to incorporate into your new decor.
Compare your likes and dislikes. Organize your ideas for easy identification.
Look for a common thread in your
collection. These clues will lead you to your perfect design style!
4. What's your Vision?
- What would like to see in your space? How do you or would you like to use it?
- Create your own personal Vision Image Collection to help determine your own design style. Combine pictures of rooms and pieces, and ideas that appeal to you.
- Select images from magazines, Pinterest, Houzz, or any other online design sites of rooms and furnishings you love, or would like to purchase for your space.
- Create your files online, on your computer, or print them out and file together under:
- Other Options
Please note your style preferences should develop through similar choices in styles, color, furnishings, etc. Utilize these choices to your home to develop your own style.
3. Explore these Design Styles to discover your own -5
This is an exciting in trend in design today. It's composed of simple lines, rustic textures, and soft soothing color tones.
A truly modern style developed during the age of minimalism and technology, ushered in by the machine age.
Guest Bedroom in Farmhouse Style
A new trend derived from Modern Styles is Farmhouse.
Traditional Sitting Area
This style is composed of historic elements, mostly of the 16th through the 19th centuries.
Transitional Great Room
A streamlined version of the traditional, with a mix of contemporary elements.
A vision of the historical French Country style developed by French Queen, Marie Antoinette
French Country Master Bedroom
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