When it comes to decorating, whether you are moving into a new home or renovating your current one, it can feel overwhelming when faced with a blank canvas. You may have ideas in mind about how you’d like your space to look and feel, but pinning down an actual theme can be difficult. How can you go about choosing a style that feels right for you and your lifestyle, complements your property type and period, and is able to stand the test of time? (Well, until your next DIY splurge, of course…!)
In this blog post, we will go through three key things to consider when identifying the right style of home decor for your home – that you won’t get bored of after 5 minutes!
Traditional or Modern
Perhaps the most logical place to start is by considering whether you prefer a more traditional interior, ultra-modern, or somewhere in between. You may find that your preference has a lot to do with the type of property you live in. What period is your home from? What is the surrounding area like? How does the house “feel” to you? It may even be a case of the traditional versus modern divide differing from room to room, allowing you to be far more creative and imaginative when it comes to decorating. Remember your home is YOURS, no one else’s – so whatever you want to go for, do it!
If you opt for a classic decor style throughout your home, we have plenty of designer radiators to complement that interior, e.g. the 2 Columns Laser Klassic Horizontal Tubular Steel with its vintage feel. Or if you’re really into modern interior design with an industrial vibe – you could go for something like the Aspen Horizontal Double in stainless steel. Long gone are the days where a radiator was an unsightly feature of a room you wish you could make disappear – there are styles and designs to fit in with every interior, and every personality.
Colour or Neutral
The next thing to consider is are you a colour lover, or a neutrals fan? This is a really important question to ask yourself when buying for your home, as it has a huge impact on the general vibe. If you are torn between the two styles, a good option is to make the base palette of a room neutral – i.e. neutral walls, flooring and upholstery – and then inject splashes of colour through the accessories and soft furnishings. You can change these up at any time when the mood strikes, as interior design trends and your preferences change.
Minimalist or Maximalist
I’m sure we’ve all heard of minimalism, but a new trend that’s sweeping through the interior design world in 2019 is “maximalism”, the polar opposite. An abundance of home decor items and patterns can look very tasteful when put together thoughtfully, and indeed plenty of people prefer this look to minimalism nowadays. It certainly creates an eclectic look and easily stamps the wow-factor all over a home! So which look do you prefer: less is more, or more is more?