How To Find Your Design Style

Designing a room can feel overwhelming. But you don’t need to be an interior designer to have the room of your dreams. Here’s how to find your own design style and put it to work:

  • Download the Pinterest app (or web: www.pinterest.com) which is a social media platform that provides inspiration from interior design ideas to recipes. Simply search for room ideas and “pin” your favorite ideas onto your Pinterest board.
  • Look for inspiration at home: take a walk around your home and in your closet. Pick out your favorite pieces and before you know it, you’ll be able to identify trends in your design choices. Perhaps you go for neutral tones, mid-century modern furniture, or lots of texture. Or perhaps you’re more minimalist. Identifying trends will help narrow your style search.
  • Buy a design magazine and create a mood board: Check out your local store for interior design magazines. When you get home, go through the pages and cut out any images that stand out to you. Glue them onto large piece of cardboard and create a collage of your favorite design ideas.

There is no right or wrong way to find your design style. It will become second nature before you know it. As you practice, you’ll start to notice that you have an instant reaction to design ideas, and more pronounced likes and dislikes. Trust your instincts!