When it comes to choosing an interior design style for your home, it is easy to get sucked into different style trends that you may not actually like. Nothing is worse than investing in furniture, decorations, and accent pieces, only to hate it all a year later. When you choose an interior design style for your home, you want something that will last. Whether your preferences change often or you have a bad habit of following trends that you don’t always like, there are some tips to follow that can help you create an interior design style that you won’t get sick of.
At J. Turner & Co. in Jacksonville, we can help you create the perfect design style for your home that you’ll love for years to come. Our team of professional and skilled interior designers will help you discover which style you truly love and design your home perfectly. We also sell beautiful and high-quality pieces of furniture, decorations, and accent pieces that can help you complete your home’s design style. Whether you hire one of our interior designers to help you create the home of your dream or shop through our collections of furniture, we wanted to give you some tips for creating an interior design style you won’t get sick of. Read on to learn more and contact us with any questions you may have about our services!
Do Some Research
There are a ton of different interior design styles to choose from and different ways to create those styles. It is important to figure out what you like and what you don’t like before you start planning the look of your home. You can start by reading our blog about some different interior design styles to consider. Try to figure out what kind of style you will want and what will look best with your home's layout. By doing research and understanding what options you have, you will have an easier time narrowing it down to a more specific design style, which will give one of our interior designers a good starting point.
Know Your Tastes
It is also important to know your tastes and how they have changed over the years. Some people know what they like early on and that preference never changes, but more often than not, a person’s style choices will change as they get older. Think about the styles you liked in your teen years or early twenties. You likely cycled through a few different style preferences, which means that your taste may shift again, even if it is less dramatic. While there is no true way of knowing what style you will like in five years and if your taste will change, you can try picturing what you want your future to look like. Think about growing old in your home, what do you want your home to look like, what do you want it to include? While this isn’t going to solve your interior style questions, it could help you know where to start.
Neutrals Are a Safe Choice
Neutral colors are always a great option when it comes to the design of your home. Whether you can’t decide what style you want for your home or you know that your preferences are likely going to change in the next few years, picking neutral colors for main features can help make transitioning simpler. Neutral colors couches, cabinets, countertops, and other large pieces of furniture are timeless and can work with a variety of interior styles. It can be fun and easy to create your interior design style around your neutral tones. You will be able to throw pillows, art work, decorations, rugs, and other accent pieces to take a neutral room and create the style you want. Plus, if your style preferences do end up changing, it is easier to swap out these accent pieces and decorations than full pieces of furniture.
Choose Bold Accent Pieces
This tip goes hand-in-hand with the previous tip. When you choose neutral colors and look for your larger pieces, you can have more fun and go bold with accents. You will be able to create a style that is subtle, but stands out at the same time. This can help you design your home in a way that you won’t get sick of. Since the whole room isn’t designed out from floor to ceiling, it won’t become overwhelming. The bold accent pieces will be interesting enough to keep your attention and become a feature in your home that you love to look at. When you make most of your interior design style, rely on these accent pieces; it will be easier to enjoy bold style in a subtle way.
Don’t Follow Trends
While interior design styles have changed as the decades have passed, there are many elements that are the same. Trends, however, come and go, and oftentimes these elements don’t always stick. While some trends can be fun and enhance your interior design style, such as house plants, other trends should be avoided. When you are picking the style for your home, if you base your style on trends, chances are in a few years you are going to be sick of the look of your home. Instead pick timeless elements that fit in your style choice. This will allow you to create a style that will last and that you won’t get sick of. Just because something is trendy now doesn’t mean it always will be, which means that you will probably not like it eventually.
Don’t Rush It
Creating the perfect home style is a process that takes time and patience. If you head to the furniture store and just buy the first items you see that somewhat fit in the style you are going for, you will not love the look of your home in the long run. It takes time to collect the right pieces that fit the style of your home and your vision. It is important that you don’t rush the process and take the time to find pieces that you actually love. While it may take a while to find the perfect pieces for your space and can be a difficult process, it is worth it. Instead of just getting pieces that fit the look of your home, you will get pieces that you love, which makes all the difference. By doing this, it is much more likely that you will love the style of your home for years to come!
Make It Functional
Functionality should be a key focus when you are designing your home’s interior. You want to be able to use the space and enjoy the space for the purpose it provides. As you are designing each room, be sure to keep functionality in mind. You want the pieces in each room to fit and to serve a purpose. It is also important to ensure that the entire room is being utilized. You don’t want furniture that is too small or cramped together too closely, leading to it only taking up a small portion of your room. You also don’t want furniture that is too big for the room, making it uncomfortable to move around in. Keeping functionality and space in mind can make it easier to create a style that you won’t get sick of.
With these tips, help from our interior designers, and pieces of furniture and decor from our store, you can create a beautiful style that fits your preferences and that you won’t get sick of in a few years. Choosing your home style can be a long process and a large investment, which is why you want to make sure you will love it for years to come. If you want to work with one of our interior designers or have questions, feel free to contact J. Turner & Co. in Jacksonville today!