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Finding your Style

I constantly find that people struggle with identifying their own sense of style when it comes to decorating their homes. Whether you are at the exciting stage of life,moving into your first home or trying to make your home more of a reflection of you with the feeling that your rooms lack that personal touch. I’ve put together a few ideas to help you to identify the style within you and how to incorporate it into your home.

The first thing I do when I‘m asked to help a client with decorating their home, is to just look around at what is there. You can do this too, but as you see your house every day you have stopped noticing and this exercise can really surprise you. You need to take a step back and look around with a critical eye. Take notes as you are looking around at items and pieces you love and definitely want to stay, and items you don’t like and wish to change or replace. Look closely at your walls, are they too plain or too cluttered? Is there enough colour or too much colour? Are they painted with a colour you love? Perhaps they aren’t and you would you like to paint them or even paper them? Next, scrutinise your artworks and photos. Do they suit your scheme are the frames right in colour and style, are they big enough for the space they are in or too big? What do they say about your style? Looking at your furniture take note of which pieces stand out the most? Are there pieces that are not particularly to your liking, that you would rather part with?