Over the years my style has changed…courtesy of my hoarding tendencies, I can peruse my linen closet to see the various styles and trends I’ve embraced over time. Some were good, many others not so good. It’s taken me some time but I feel that I’ve finally honed in one what “my” style is.
Building our home last year helped with the process…being able to pick out the various finishes of the house helped me really define what I love…and hate!
When I first started reading home decor blogs I would admire other’s colorful, whimsical decor-bright cheerful colors, chevron and polka dots. I tried to incorporate these things into my home but it never felt right…while I liked it, it wasn’t me. What is me is lots of neutral-not bland, boring neutrals but lots of texture, metallics, very classic…I’d call it updated traditional.
There are tons of online quizzes you can take to find your design style but I think they best way to do it is using Pinterest. When I look over my Beautiful Homes Pinterest Board I can easily see patterns in the rooms and homes that inspire me. If you are having trouble defining your style, try creating your own Pin Board of inspiring spaces and see if you can find a pattern!
When looking for items for my home I like to go beyond the traditional decor and home improvement sources-the stores at the mall that everyone loves and buys from. Sometimes it helps to look at places like BuildDirect. They are a home improvement source that connects consumers directly with manufacturers to give amazing savings and service. They also happen to have some pretty great decor in addition to home improvement supplies! Here are just a few gorgeous things I’ve seen there recently that I’d love for my home:
BuildDirect also has a cool promotion they run weekly called #FindItKeepIt.
FindIt.KeepIt. is BuildDirect’s way of celebrating new products added to their website on a weekly basis. They’re giving away free product from each new collection they launch. If you find it first, you get to keep it at absolutely no cost. They even ship it to you free!
To get started with Find It. Keep It. you first need to sign up at builddirect.com/finditkeepit for sneak peek emails- then you can help influence what items are featured in the #FindItKeepIt promotion by pinning your favorite BuildDirect products on their own personal Pinterest boards with the #FindItKeepIt hashtag and @BuildDirect. Your chance to find free product is every Friday. They announce at what time by email.
What is your design style? I’d love to hear what you’d label your style and how you found it, leave me a comment and let me know! Or leave me a link to your most inspiring home Pinterest Board!