How to choose interior design styles for your home

Moving into a new home is an exciting time. And spending time looking at different homes and envisioning what you can do with each space is a part of the fun. The beauty of it all is that there are multitudes of interior design styles to choose from. This can also be confusing as there are so many great options. Understanding your own tastes and preferences can be helpful as you carry on with your search.

Here is a guide to choosing the right home decor style:

Know your favourite colours
The first step to choosing an interior design style is selecting the colours that you want around your new home. The colour scheme and palette of a house set the tone for what your furniture and decor will stand out against. Moreover, psychology dictates that certain colours can impact our moods. This is why it’s important to know which ones are your favourite.

The best way to confirm a set of colours as your primary choice is to go through your wardrobe. The colours that you wear the most are likely to be suitable to your tastes, and will also complement one another instead of clashing.

Knowing this can also help you choose your home decor style, be it your selection of artwork or even the pots for your plants. The embellishments can even help you pick out metallic accents for doorknobs, railings, and so much more!

Keeping the mood of each room in mind is also integral to the choice of colour. You’ll want to choose soothing tones for the bedroom, as it will be your place of rest and relaxation. Bathrooms tend to have neutral tones, but some people choose to add a splash of vivid colours, which can help to start the day on a peppy note.

Choose textures
You may be surprised to learn that you prefer certain textures over others. For example, if you have a lot of glassware, wood or metal as a part of your decorative pieces, this can be very telling.

Knowing this can help you choose the type of tiles, glass, windows, mirrors, and more around your house. This can also help you understand how much of this texture you would want to incorporate into your new space. This may be in the form of partitions, handles, frames, and furniture. With these preferences in place, it can be a lot easier to set up traditional interior design plans or select contemporary home decor. The choice is yours.

Examine your existing space
Over time, we begin to create our most lived-in spaces very mindfully. We curate things we love into our spaces, whether it’s with a couple of throw pillows, classy bathroom mats, or a bookshelf lined with collectible action figures.

There are multiple layers to this, and examining your existing space can help you get a feel of what works best for you. If your walls are bare or have a minimal number of photos and art upon them, you can tell that you prefer spaces that are well-organized.

At the same time, the interior design styles of separate rooms may be different. Analyzing this can also be very helpful in choosing a home decor style. For example, the bedroom and living room may have contemporary home decor with a minimalistic touch.

But on the other hand, the study and kitchen may have a pop of colour with more visual elements, simply because the utility of these spaces can get crowded. Breaking each room down for analysis should help you understand what to do with the different spaces in your new home.

Create a mood board
If you’re the type to curate several different Pinterest boards online, then you’re one of the lucky ones. You probably already have several references ready to pull out for comparison at a moment’s notice. This can also become confusing though since there are so many different interior design styles that look picture-perfect.

You may find yourself torn between vintage furniture to bohemian decor and traditional interior designs to minimal, contemporary home decor. Start fresh and create a single mood board instead. Doing this keeping your home in mind can help you plan which spaces would be most ideal to implement your ideas.

Incorporating Vastu tips
Vastu Shastra is an ancient practice that creates positive energy and reinforces this around
the entire house every day. By keeping these tips in mind as you design your home, you can
ensure that balance is maintained right from the start.

Moreover, Vastu tips can be very practical as well. Look into the placement of furniture, like mirrors, sofas, and electronics. Not only will the proper placement be pleasing to the eye, but will also keep your spaces free of clutter, making it easy to move around. Vastu also includes tips on lighting, whether it is natural or artificial. Following these tips can help make a room feel more open and spacious, and can set the mood to strike a balance.

Stage the style
Once you have everything noted down, you’re all set to make the deal and head on to a shopping spree to meet vendors and designers for all your ideas. But what looks good in pictures or in your head may not be picture perfect in reality. This is why it’s important to consult with interior designers to help you make the right choices.

Professionals in the industry know home decor styles best, and can even stage your vision for you. They use software or sketches to show you the exact look of each room and element, which can help you know if there are any gaps between your vision and the implementation.

Finding the perfect home to paint your creativity with, all within your budget, is not a hassle anymore. Dosti Realty strives to make luxury living an affordable reality. We offer a wide range of homes in some of the best locations across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Contact us to find your dream home today!

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Dosti Realty has been in the real estate business for over 3 decades and delivered more than 117 properties till date, providing homes to over 8,600+ families over 42,700 residents. Encompassing a portfolio of 9.5 mn. sq. ft. across Mumbai, the company has experience in various development types be it Residential, Commercial, Retail, IT Parks etc. Over the years, it has been known for Aesthetics, Innovation, Quality and Timely Delivery, values that have build lasting relationships. The company has now expanded to other cities like Ahmedabad and Pune as well.

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Dosti Realty has been in the real estate business for over 3 decades and delivered more than 117 properties till date, providing homes to over 8,600+ families over 42,700 residents. Encompassing a portfolio of 9.5 mn. sq. ft. across Mumbai, the company has experience in various development types be it Residential, Commercial, Retail, IT Parks etc. Over the years, it has been known for Aesthetics, Innovation, Quality and Timely Delivery, values that have build lasting relationships. The company has now expanded to other cities like Ahmedabad and Pune as well.