Just like growing up and figuring out what you want to do with your life, it takes some time to develop a decorating style. It’s easy to go to a furniture store and buy a set — lamps included– but it takes a little bit more forethought to put something together that’s collected, showcases your personality and is functional to your lifestyle.
There are three words that sum up my decorating style and makes it easier for me to add things to my home that will fit. When I’m shopping or DIY-ing something, whatever I come up with will usually fit one of these three categories.
I don’t like a lot of clutter or things that are fussy. Simple to me means clean lines, neutral colors and classic silhouettes. I have had the same lamps for years. Their shape is simple and they can be updated with a new shade. Simple doesn’t mean boring — instead it sets the foundation for everything from accessories to lighting to textiles.
I find myself to drawn to timeless pieces. I’m not a trendy person — so I tend to avoid chevron, ombre, and the trendy colors of the year. I gravitate towards versatile pieces of furniture and art that will last for much longer than a season.
If there is one thing that I love is shimmer. Gold, silver, crystal, glass — anything that reflects light just exudes luxury and glam. I love adding a little shimmer to every room because it catches my eye and keeps things interesting.
Now, everything in my home isn’t simple, timeless or shimmery — but these are the main elements that build the foundation. Of course, I throw in something random from time to time like this to add in some whimsy but it definitely helps to have a go-to formula for decorating.
I challenge you to come up with your own words that define your style and see how much easier it makes the decorating process.
What three words describe your decorating style?