Curating Your Style at Home

Finding your decor style isn't always the easiest thing to do. It requires time, trial and error and a lot of gut feeling! At least for me it did. It didn't happen overnight and I have changed my mind so many times I can't even count. But now that I have found my style I completely love everything I put in my home. Each and every piece. 

Here is my advice on curating your own style for your home:

Peruse magazines, Pinterest and blogs 

Upon the invention of Pinterest it became much easier to get ideas for home decor, use it! Take time and search through all it has to offer. Create boards for different rooms in your house or even different styles that you've been drawn to. Magazines are one of my favorite ways to get ideas and inspiration especially around the holidays. I have ton of back magazine issues with dog eared and torn out pages.

Your style does not have to be completely one thing! It is ok to like more than one style as long as you find a way to meld them together. 

Go to home decor shops and walk the aisles

It is one thing to look at decor online, but its even better to look at them in person. I recommend going to places that carry items for many different styles. My favorites are Home Goods, Pier 1, Pottery Barn, West Elm, and Target. Take your time and walk up and down the aisles. All the items that catch your attention, pick them up and look at them from all different angles. 

Before you go, take pictures of the spaces your are wanting to fill. Pull them up on your phone when you are thinking about purchasing potential items. 

Purchase items that you can return

You won't know how items truly feel in your home unless you actually bring some home. If you purchase something, start small and make sure you can return them! Put the pieces in different places, look at them all through out the day. If you don't love it, take it back!

If you do find something you love but you can't find it in a store, search online. I have found many great items on eBay, Etsy and even IG sales! And at the end of the day, if you can't find it, make it! That is what I did with the Charleston Map in my entryway, and it came out looking way better than anything I saw online.

Your home should be a reflection go you and your style! Go with what you love and take the time to make your house a place you truly feel at home!

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