Let’s talk about style! Decor style that is, and what exactly is mine? I get this question a lot and thought I would take a sec to answer it for anyone interested in what I think my decor style is.
First up, I don’t fit neatly into any one decor style box. I have fragments of several different styles so I consider myself to be a combo, with that I’m breakin it on down to answer this question….
Boho is a personality and life philosophy driven style. For those of us that want to live unconventional lives and embrace a carefree, fun and a completely your own style in your space. I have this weird innate need to do things differently. To always see things in a completely out of the box way from how others do. I want each space to have it’s own individual, interesting feel. (For more on what boho is, go here) And it’s not just our spaces but I apply this to my life.
For more info on how we did this wall and product go here! Rules schmules, I don’t follow em.
Eclectic baby. Eclectic is a mix of styles from all over the place. You don’t stick to just minimalism, vintage, farmhouse or modern. You bring them all in together. I have so many styles of pieces in our home, I appreciate every single style of decor and can’t stick to just one. Eclectic is huge for me, hence Eclectic Twist amiright?! Why focus on modern when I can have a modern piece in the same space as a fabulous victorian chair? I would totally mix those!
How many styles can you spot here?
Chic. Ok maybe this one isn’t as much a specific style as an adjective but it still applies! I like things to have order. Everything has a purpose or reason for being in the space (whether personal significance or just plain function). I like symmetry and everything to feel balanced and to me that rides along the chic train. It needs to feel like it all makes sense.
How much do you see in here that’s not functional? A few accessories and that’s it!
Maximalism is one I didn’t consider myself until recently. I felt like I half fit in it, like 2 big toes with the little ones out. Color, patterns and layers upon layers of texture. Ok maybe I fit in more than 2 big toes but maybe up to my neck! lol I HAVE to have color. It’s life, it’s happiness, it’s personality and interest. The same goes for texture. It amps up everything. I don’t do white walls and I don’t do white furniture. For me something white is an opportunity for more color, texture or pattern. I don’t go balls to the walls either because Chic (above).
Hello pillows, patterns and color!
So how do you figure out what your style is? Think about this, how do different spaces you see make you feel? Would you want to hang out in them? Does it make you feel happy when you look at it? That’s a really good indicator of what your preferences are! I LOVE seeing other boho and maximalist spaces. It makes me wanna say “hey, I could hang out and chill here with friends and really enjoy all of the beautiful things I see”
Whatever your style there isn’t a right or wrong. Home decor and styling are INCREDIBLY personal things, as they should be. We’re talking about our homes, the place where we lay our head, seek shelter and share memories with our families.
Every style isn’t for everyone and that’s the beauty of it! Find the style that best suits you and run with it. I don’t see rules in decor, only fun, personality and good memories.
So tell me…What style/s do you most relate to? And why?
I always love to hear from ya so hit me up in the comments below! Or shoot me an email if you have a question!