Finding your personal design style

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When you embrace your personal design style, your home can become a showcase of all the things you love. What better way for your family and guests to learn what exactly makes you tick? When you feel relaxed in your space, other people will too.

Whether you are working on your own or with an interior designer, you’ll need to start with a general idea of what you’re looking for. You don’t need to have your own style figured out in full. But it does help to have a general idea of what goals you’re trying to achieve or what spaces you’re trying to transform.

To help you get a bit more detailed in your thinking, here are some tips to help you on your journey of interior design self-awareness.

Create a Mood Board

A mood board is a visual tool that helps you communicate your design concepts and ideas. It’s a collection of images, materials, color palettes, text, and other elements arranged to evoke a particular style or feeling. You can do this on a wall, on a tray, and if you prefer to make your mood board online, use an online service such as Pinterest or Canva

Creating a mood board will help you define your own personal design style. Try a free mood board generator from Canva.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Go beyond your mood board and collect some images of rooms you like. This blog is an excellent resource for images. Analyze each room and make notes about the specifics in each that you especially like and why you like them. Pay attention to colors, patterns, furniture styles, and decorative accents that consistently appear in your selections. Are there any common themes emerging?

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What’s your personal lifestyle?

At Pressley Design & Co. we are dedicated to lifestyle decorating with a central focus on creating spaces that suit our client’s way of life. Reflect on your own, and your families lifestyle, interests, and personalities to determine what you want your space to feel like. Do you prefer a cozy and rustic vibe, a sleek and modern aesthetic, or a colorful and eclectic atmosphere.

It doesn't matter your style, our interior designers can work with whatever you ask for.

Research Design Styles

Familiarize yourself with different interior design styles by researching and learning about their characteristics, history, and key elements. Some popular styles include Traditional, Scandinavian, Mid-Century Modern, Industrial, Bohemian, and Coastal. More recently, we have learned about recent styles such as Japandi, Hygge and Biophilic. In addition, there are sustainable and eco-friendly design to consider.

Get ideas from books and magazines. Cut out pictures of rooms that make you feel good.

Experiment with Samples

Before making any significant design decisions, experiment with samples of paint colors, fabrics, and materials to see how they look and feel in your space. This will help you visualize your ideas and make informed choices.

When you're more sure of your design style start collecting smples so you can see if materials look good together.

Start Small

You don’t have to overhaul your entire home at once. Start small by updating one room at a time, incorporating new elements, and gradually refining your style as you go along. A good way to start is with professional window treatments.

When you feel relaxed in your space, other people will too. Create a relaxing, easy to live with interior.

Seek Professional Guidance

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or unsure about defining your style, consider working with Pressley Design & Co. Finding your personal design style is an exciting journey that involves exploring different aesthetics, understanding your preferences, and discovering what resonates with you. We can help and make it even more fun!


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