Owning a home gives one the wonderful opportunity to express themselves through interior design. From the moment a visitor walks through your doors they formulate a impression of who you are based on how you decorate.
The furnishings and layout of your home are a rare and intimate look into the mind of someone. Let’s look at some of the forms of interior decorating that there are today.
A homeowner that is looking to convey a modern feel with streamlined furniture and sparse displays may wish to use contemporary interior design. This is a great style for someone living in a loft style apartment or home, think “Friends”.
The young or even young at heart tend to sway towards this before any other type of decorating. If you have a large collection of abstract, modernism, or pop art this is definitely the way you need to go.
The majority of homeowners in America lean towards “country” decorating. These homes have plush furnishings and a abundance of fabrics of different textures and colors. They have a more lived in and cluttered look to them that is all part of the overall theme of the decor. Great display pieces for these homes include large built in hutches and sideboard style tables.
The last type of design we will look at is a “niche” style. Homes found in the old primitive decor tend to be few and far between. This is a variety of home design and furnishing that comes from early American roots.
Much of these homes will be encompassed in antique and reproduction antique furniture. Pewters and candles of all varieties are also prominently on display. It takes a bold type to carry out this home decorating theme.
As you can see, there are many ways to decorate your home. Find a piece that inspires you and begin building around it, soon you will know what “type” you are!