How Do I Choose an Interior Design Style?

When it comes to the way our homes look, each of us at TLF has a distinct design style. We're an eclectic group who love everything from Minimalism to a bit of Hollywood Glam. When you're choosing and refining your interior design style, it's important to consider your personal preferences and the overall aesthetic you want to create in your space. Here are a few steps you can take to help you choose an interior design style:

1. Look at design inspiration: Start by looking at images of rooms and spaces that you find appealing. This can help you identify the colors, patterns, and textures that you like, as well as the overall design aesthetic that you are drawn to. Maybe you're a minimalist like Brenda, or a vintage Art Deco lover like Krasi.

2. Consider your lifestyle: Think about how you use the space and what your daily routine is like. This will help you choose a design style that is functional and comfortable for your needs. Lately we're a huge fan of rooms we see in a "soft-modern" style. like the one below - warm layers contrasting with high gloss in kitchens and bathrooms. 

3. Determine your budget: It's important to have a clear idea of your budget before you start designing, as this will help you make decisions about which elements to invest in and which to save on. Remember - the outlier becomes the focus of the room! Whether it's a gold velvet couch in a farmhouse living room, or an iridescent bubble chandelier in a coastal kitchen, the odd design item becomes eye candy and gathers the most attention. Check out the walk-in closet below, where a statement chandelier transforms a space that would normally get more utilitarian lighting. 

A bubble chandelier in a walk-in closet.

Photo Credit: design by caroline myers | photo by thomas kuoh 

4. Take your time: Don't feel like you have to make a decision right away. Take the time to explore different design styles and gather inspiration until you find the one that feels right for you.

Overall, choosing an interior design style is a personal process, and the most important thing is to choose a style that you love and that reflects your personality. One of the things we've come to love about TLF chandeliers and lighting is that they're easy to match to a huge spectrum of design styles and quirks. 

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