Sunday, January 19, 2014

Your Style And Your Interior Design Intentions

When you tear Interior Design down to its core and look at what you're trying to accomplish, there are a few decisions that you need to make. Are you truly hoping to make some changes in your surroundings in order to make the space more pleasant for you and yours or are you trying to keep up with trends?

While there's nothing wrong with checking out the latest trends and making changes in your home according to these trends, if you don't feel comfortable with these changes then you have done whatever the opposite of Interior Design is. Just because a certain color is in vogue or a long forgotten Style is coming back, this doesn't mean that you should jump on the bandwagon and embrace something that doesn't suit you or make you all warm and fuzzy. Keeping up with the Joneses is fine for fashion maybe but when we're talking about your home, your Interior Design needs to speak to your heart and your heart alone.

It may be a happy coincidence if your taste happens to be in Style or if a new trend strikes your fancy but try not to let public opinion sway your decisions. Before pulling the trigger and committing to a drastic change in you home decor think about how you're going to feel a week, month or a year down the road. Ask yourself if this Style really suits you. How does it make you feel? Do you feel comfortable and at ease or is it simply a desire to be in vogue that's making the decision for you.

No matter what your Style is, it's your Style. You don't have to make apologies or convince anyone that how you decorate your home is pleasing to you. If you like more of a country Style and you fear that your new country club friends are going to frown upon your taste then think again. You don't have to change anything in your life to suit anyone else. Your Style is who you are and the only one that has to live with your Interior Design choice are you and your family. Be bold and free to express yourself through Interior Design. Keep in mind that trends in Interior Design are always changing, like hemlines and heel heights in shoes. No matter what you like, there's a pretty good chance that it will be back in Style someday so, you see, there's absolutely no reason to be ashamed of your Interior Design Style.