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7 Steps to Becoming Your Own Decorator, Step 3: Find Your Design Style

Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither was a decorator. So, I'm continuing on with my seven steps to becoming your own decorator today with some more tips for you. The next step, which you should never lose sight of, is to find your own design style.If you tend to describe or think of your design style as "traditional" or "modern," think again. Design is too complex to be whittled down to those two words, and knowing your tastes more deeply will help you curate your collection of décor, and toss what doesn't fit. For further details,

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Take a look at your inspiration board and see if you can pinpoint your style. Is it masculine, intellectual, and a bit mid-century? Is it girly, Colonial, with a bit of pop art thrown in? Maybe it's cozy, well-traveled, rustic, with a dose of Versailles. Or is moody luxury your thing, with a mix of updated antiques and contemporary furnishings?

Make a list of all these adjectives and take it with you when you shop. Also, take my find your design style quiz to help you get started.
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fashionplate525 fashionplate525 8 years
I love the mirrored dresser, any idea where it is from??
PrplPeach78 PrplPeach78 8 years
I also LOVE that purple armoire! So cool and would love to know where it is from!
KateLynn2011 KateLynn2011 8 years
Good article CasaSugar. I agree, style can't be defined by one word.
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