Most interior designers will tell you that to have a truly beautiful home, you need to have a coherent style. At the same time, you want your home to be a personal space. From colors and patterns to furnishing and décor, you want something that really reflects who you are and how you live your life.
Unless you are an interior designer, though, it can be difficult to decide on which style suits your personality best. You could just decorate your home one part at a time, following whatever mood you’re in when you do it, but this mishmash, eclectic approach only rarely works well.
Instead, it’s better to examine yourself, your ideas, and what you’re attracted to, and choose a unified style upfront. That way, when you need to make a choice about any room or object in your house, all you need to do is follow the style you’ve already chosen.
But where do you start? What’s the best style for you? In this infographic, we go through several of the major styles that form the foundation of nearly every interior design trend. Read on to find out which one matches you!