Deciding on a home design style is one of the first things you need to do when planning a home renovation or remodel. Whether working alone or with a professional interior designer, identifying and perfecting your perfect home design style ensures none of the time and money you’re about to invest goes to waste. It allows you to create a home that’s truly you and keep you happy for the long term.
With all the different sources and design trends constantly popping up, however, it may seem hard to nail down a particular style that really speaks out to you. Regardless, finding your ideal home design style doesn’t have to be difficult. To help you narrow down and find your perfect home design style, we’ve put together three tips you can use to get started today.
Take a Good Look Around You and What You Own
One of the best ways to find your home design style is by simply looking at the style and design of your favourite possessions – including your clothes. Take note of the different colours and patterns, especially if you tend to stick to the same style or have multiple similar pieces. Identifying patterns and determining your natural fashion preferences serves as a good basis for finding your home design style. This will also give you a better idea of whether you simply need to add a few accessories and fittings to match your style or go for a full-on interior remodel.
Once you have a basic idea of a style you like, it’s time to take a step back and look for inspiration. Whether it be from home décor magazines, TV, movies, or inspirational sites like Pinterest, take some time to look at what others have already done to draw inspiration for your own home. Create a mood board and fill it with pictures of rooms and designs you like. Don’t focus too much on small details when looking through images on inspiration.
Take in the entire room instead of zooming in and letting a small detail like a lampshade affect whether you like the style or not. Even if you plan on hiring a professional interior designer, creating a mood board from inspiring images will be a huge help in finding the right home design style for you.
Decide on a Budget
Part of finding your perfect home design style is deciding on a budget you’d be comfortable with. Your budget doesn’t necessarily have to limit your design style, and there are quite a few ways to achieve your dream home renovation without breaking the bank. For starters, since you’ve already drawn inspiration from what’s around you, consider reusing the furniture and accessories you already have. Even if they’re not perfectly suited to your ideal style, it’s likely more cost-effective to have something like a couch reupholstered to your liking than it is to buy a new one.
If you need to buy new furniture or fittings, weigh out the differences between buying a complete set or mixing and matching individual pieces. For a truly unique look, keep your design flexible and add pieces that complement each other, rather than focusing on perfectly matching everything.
Create Your Dream Home with Kurmak Builders
Calgary’s premier luxury home renovation company, Kurmak Builders is here to help you create a home perfectly suited to your individual taste and lifestyle. From conception to completion, our close-knit team of experts is with you every step of the way to ensure you get the home you deserve. Give us a call at 403-277-5525 or reach out to us online to book a free consultation for your next custom home renovation.