Monday, August 10, 2020

How Would Describe Your Personal Design Style?

Deciding what you like and what works in your home are the first steps to creating a space that you love. D├ęcor is so individual that it can be difficult to get it just right. Identifying your personal design style can make it easier to choose what is right for your home. Take the personal design style poll below, then read more to see if you agree with the results.

Traditional Style

This look takes inspiration from the past with floral-print fabrics and vintage-inspired pieces. It’s all about comfort, with every element feeling warm, welcoming, and familiar. The sense of order created by this style makes it easy to live with.

Hallmarks of traditional style: symmetry in furniture layout; soft edges in skirted pieces and leggy tables and chairs; neutral colors such as cream, taupe, beige, and tan; furniture with rich wood tones; statemen trims and molding.


Transitional Style

This style blends the warmth and comfort of traditional style with the understated colors and clean lines of contemporary design. This creates graceful, streamlined, harmonious spaces that are a pleasure to live in.

Hallmarks of transitional style: warm neutral tone-on-tone colors; furniture with simple lines and silhouettes; neutral flooring in natural woods, tile, stone, or carpeting; textural materials such as leather, chenille, sisal, and rattan.

This Bernhardt Criteria Queen Bedroom Group is an example of transitional style.


Contemporary Style

Contemporary design refers to what is going on now in design, so it is often influenced by what is currently popular. This generally means less ornamentation, subtly patterned or solid fabrics, and minimal accessories. Its emphasis on lines and form means that every piece in the room has to count.

Hallmarks of contemporary style: simple lines that highlight planes and angles; sophisticated neutrals such as black, tan, white, cream, and beige; minimal clutter that creates an open feel; high-impact furniture that makes a statement.

This Lexington Ariana Queen Bedroom Group is an example of contemporary style.


Coastal Style

Light and breezy, with a colorway inspired by sand, sea, and sky, coastal style whispers summer all year long. It evokes the easy, carefree vibe of beachcombing and boating. But you don’t have to live by the seashore to get this look, you can easily pull it off wherever you live.

Hallmarks of coastal style: light, light, and more light streaming through windows, glass doors, and skylights; crisp fabrics such linen, cotton, and muslin; pale neutral colors and crisp whites; natural materials such as seagrass and jute. 


Cottage Style

Cottage style celebrates ordinary treasures, slight imperfections, and blended families of furniture. The style is unpretentious and full of heart. Comfy, casual, and personal, the style celebrates the joy that can be found in every day.

Hallmarks of cottage style: slightly faded colors and pints that have the patina of age; soft colors such as ivory, cream with dusty blues, pinks, and greens layered in; slipcovers that add a low-maintenance charm; rustic flooring materials such as wood, brick, or stone.


Tropical Style

Laidback and easy-going, this style blends many different elements into a vibrant whole. When you think tropical style, relaxed elegance and exotic touches come to mind. Warm and welcoming, this style amplifies small pleasures and urges us to lighten up.

Hallmarks of tropical style: natural textures such as bamboo, rattan, and wicker; bright tropical plants; colors drawn from the sea, sky, sand, and tropical blooms; bold botanical prints that feature palms, plumeria, and banana leaves.

The Tommy Bahama Home Bali Hai Bedroom Group is an example of tropical style.

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