ecelctic bohemian room design

Confession time.

Back before I trained in interior design, I was pretty useless at decorating my home.

I’d have an idea in my head, and I’d start to decorate, buying new things and bringing them home, painting my walls or changing out my décor.

But once I’d finished, I’d stand back and be disappointed. The end result never really turned out how I wanted (or expected it to).

I couldn’t understand it.

I would spend hours drooling over the stylish pictures in magazines (I had a serious magazine subscription habit) and I’d spend hours in Pinterest, only to be disappointed and frustrated that I couldn’t achieve the same looks.

Sound familiar?

What I didn’t know then, but I do know now, is that there is a process you need to follow when you are designing a room.

You can’t just start with buying a few things and hoping for the best.

It starts with a plan!

And that plan has to have an end vision of what you want the room to look like.

And that means, before you do anything else, you have to be crystal clear on the sort of style you want to achieve in your home.

But I don’t know what my style is!

So you’ve probably heard words used to describe different styles like, ‘shabby chic’, ‘farmhouse’, ‘boho’ and ‘mid-century modern’ design styles, for example, but it’s difficult to know what all of the styles mean, and whether they are a good fit for you, let alone how you start to achieve them.

You see, style is about so much more than the clothes you wear or the items you choose for your home. Style is about who you are as a person. If you’re a relaxed, laid back and casual sort of person you’re going to have a very different home décor style to someone who is a go-getting, city-slicking kind of person, right?

“Style is about who you are, as a person.”

— Kate Hatherell, The Home Design School

And that’s why it’s so important that you define your style before you begin to decorate.

The starting point to find out your style is by working out the sorts of things you like to have in your life and your home, the elements of your personality that you want your home to reflect. 

Make sense?


To help start you on the journey to defining your own home decor style, I’ve put together a fun little quiz for you.

Now I’m not going to pretend that this is going to make you into a style expert overnight, but it’s going to put you on the right path towards defining your style.

So, take the quiz below, and be sure to stay tuned for next week’s blog post, where I’ll be giving you the low-down on all of the different styles that are out there, and some more information about your style results from the quiz. It’s going to be epic!

Take action now. Here’s the quiz:

Home Decor Quiz

Until next time x

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