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Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, we aren’t sure which way to turn.
What did we like about that one photo? How much stuff was on the walls that one time? We were inspired by so-and-so’s living room layout, but how could we possibly recreate that vibe in our own space? Décor is so individual and unique, but it’s made much easier when we learn the basics.
It can certainly be overwhelming, figuring out what you like and what works in home décor. Which is why we’ve created this guide to helping you identify your own home décor style (or the mix of styles that resonates most with you). Once you identify your décor style, it’s much easier to go about studying what makes that style click in certain spaces. And, as an added bonus, each style below includes a link to an in-depth Homedit article about how to create that specific style in your space. You’re already on your way!
Bohemian (“Boho-Chic”) Style.
Bohemian, or boho-chic, style is all about meaningful individuality. It embraces free expression, unconventional displays, and colorful collections. The boho-chic space is where your own personal style and aesthetic shines. Learn more about how to achieve a bohemian style here.
Coastal style incarnates everything we love about being on vacation at the beach – the sun, the surf, the sand (although not literally). The style is comfortable and inviting and aims to put people at ease with its genuine charm and serenity. Learn more about how to achieve a coastal style here.
Contemporary style is based on the concept of the present, the here and now. This style is neither warm and fuzzy nor cold and harsh; it simply is. Clutter is nonexistent in a contemporary space, while the design elements of neutral, clean, smooth, and subtle reign supreme.
Cottage style is cozy and charming, like something out of a fairy tale. The quaint style hinges on the simplicity of treasured pieces, whether they are innumerable, tattered, mismatched, or all of those at once. Life feels fuller yet simpler amid a cottage styled space.
Eclectic style embraces freedom of expression, breaking rules, and mixing and matching. Eclectic, more than any other type of home décor style, combines bits and pieces of many other styles and stirs them together into a space that simply, yet ultimately, aims to please the owner.