Ever feel at a bit of a loss when someone asks what style you like in your home? Explaining your own style sometimes feels tricky. If you are like most people, part of the issue is that you probably like more than just one look. Most people find that they love a mix and tend to blend two or three design styles together. After all, isn’t that what makes it your own unique design?
Who wants to be put into a neat little box anyway!? This can, however, make it hard to express your taste to a designer when you’re working on improving your home. So to help, we’re going to share a simple three-step process that will help you identify your own personal style, making it easy to communicate to a designer or anyone else who might be helping you with your home!
Step One: Take a Look Around
A lot of information about what you gravitate to is hiding right in plain sight. Take a look around your house and make a note of the things you love, as well as what you don’t care for.
Observe the big picture first.
- Is it dark tones or light?
- Is it busy or simple?
- Does the overall feel speak to you, or does it lack your personality?
Make a note of the things you do and don’t like and maybe even start a list or take photos of the items you want.
Step Two: Browse for Inspiration
Grab a glass of your favorite wine or mug of Joe, a comfortable chair, and get inspired!
Start by searching more broadly, like “Farmhouse Kitchen” or “Modern Bathrooms”. As you see things that speak to you, save them in an ideabook. Go with your gut here, don’t overthink it or even worry about why you like it. I something lands with you, save it.
As you start to see things you like, begin narrowing your search a bit. Maybe search for glass tile accents or a modern slipper tub. Have fun with this and collect a lot of ideas as you go.
Step Three: Notice the Patterns
Now it‘s time to go back and take a look at the photos you saved during the last step. Start by looking at each one and noticing what it is you like about it. Maybe it is just the overall feel or perhaps it the hardware on the cabinet. No matter how broad or detailed it is, make a note and identify what’s speaking to your style.
As you do this, make a note of the things that keep coming up. Did you save a lot of photos with white cabinets? Dark countertops? Wood floors? Are the wall colors in the rooms you like consistent? Patterns will invariably appear as you go through the images and an overall style trend will begin to appear.
Don’t worry if your style does not fit into any one category. It doesn’t have to; it just needs to be you.
Once you see your patterns, you can see your style! The best part of all is that now you have an idea book, which helps you communicate your likes to anyone you may hire.
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From inspired designs to caring craftsmanship, Myrtle Beach Cabinets will guide you through our unique process that ensures you will achieve your cabinet goals while keeping your sanity.