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How to Find Your Personal Decorating Style

Look In Your Closet 

The way you like to dress often says a lot about what kind of space you will love! For example, people who stick to button-ups and pencil skirts are not likely to be drawn to floor cushions and hammocks. And someone who mostly lives in shorts and T-shirts is not likely to love an edgy, modern design. 

Some people dress primarily for comfort or for utility, while others’ main goal is to make a bold statement. Some want to come across as approachable, others want to dress to impress! Some people might dress to accommodate an outdoorsy lifestyle with active hobbies. Your interior design style should reflect your lifestyle, hobbies, favorite colors, and even your values, just like your wardrobe does.

Look at Your Instagram and Pinterest Feeds 

Social media accounts, particularly visual ones like Instagram or Pinterest can be a convenient way to sum up your style and taste. First, there are the selfies. We all tend to post pictures of the outfits we feel good in and feel the most comfortable in, and an Instagram feed makes it easy to see that briefly. But even when we are just posting pictures of other things we find interesting and inspiring, we can get insight into what we like, what we value, and what we want to project to others. 

If your feed features pictures of flowers, clouds, and trees, that might mean you would appreciate more organic elements in your spaces, such as wood, water, and plants. Images of cityscapes, angles and geometric patterns might indicate that you would like a more industrial or modern decor. And pics of glamorous outfits and nightlife can indicate that you might love a room with a Hollywood Regency vibe!

Get In touch

Although you are the only one who can truly decide which style will be the best fit for your home, designers such as myself can help expertly guide you through the process of identifying your personal style. I sit down with each new client long before a project begins and have a conversation with them that can help me get to the bottom of which style will suit them the best! 

Sarah Atiq
Principal Designer,
Sarah Atiq Interiors


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