Tips to Identify Your Home Decor Style (& Bring it to Life with a Ceiling Fan)
by Eva Hutton on Apr 13, 2022
With so many interior design television shows, magazines, webpages, and social media sites promoting perfectly curated living spaces and home decorating inspirations, deciding how you'd like to elevate your own home can seem daunting.
How can a person ever choose between the classic taste of traditional interiors, the chic vibe of modern design, or the charming aesthetic of rustic furnishings, not to mention the countless other variations of accessories, furniture, fixtures, and more?
While it may feel like you need to have a degree in interior design or your own television show to design spaces in your home that are as beautiful as they are comfortable, that's simply not true.
The secret to putting together a home that you're proud to call your own starts with identifying your particular home decor style and then incorporating features that complement that style into the furniture and accessories that you bring in.
Check out these 3 tips from the knowledgeable Prominence Home design team to bring your dream home decor style to life in no time.
Why Is It Important to Identify Your Home's Style?
You may wonder why pointing out a specific decor style for your home is even necessary. What's wrong with going to the furniture store, finding an item that you love, and adding it to all the furnishings that you like in your home?
Sometimes, this approach is successful, but other times, it can result in rooms that look disjointed or unbalanced.
Imagine walking into your closet and pulling out several items to wear simply because you like them without any regard to how they all look together. In this instance, it's possible for you to pull out a winter hat, a summer dress, and slippers.
While you may find each one attractive, cozy, or useful, putting these random pieces together could take away from each of their strengths and result in an outfit that looks messy and random rather than tasteful and stylish.
Ultimately, identifying your home's interior design style will help you create rooms that are:
Cohesive: When the items in your home complement each other, your living spaces won't just look better, they'll feel better. Sticking to a specific theme or vision will allow every room in your home to feel thoughtful and balanced.
Visually Appealing: The best-looking rooms don't come together by chance; they're intentionally planned out and curated. If you want your home to look as good as the ones you see in advertisements, creating a guideline of what style you're trying to emulate is an invaluable step.
- Comfortable: Creating spaces that reflect who you are and what you like will undoubtedly help you feel relaxed and proud when you're in your house. What more could you ask for than that?
Which Style Are You Drawn To?
If you're unsure of what your home decor style is, you're not alone. Most people don't think about whether the throw pillows they just purchased are more Bohemian or Urban Contemporary.
The good news is that pinpointing what interior design trends you're drawn to is easier than it may sound.
Keep these tips in mind to help you determine which home decor style stands out to you the most:
Look in Your Closet: You can learn a lot about what your personal style is by peeking in your closet. Do you notice a theme within your clothing and accessories, such as colors or prints that stand out?
If your closet is full of black and white pieces, you may also like the understated elegance of contemporary home decor.
On the other hand, if your wardrobe is made up of pieces that are eclectic, colorful, and exotic, Bohemian chic home decor may be a more appropriate reflection of your personal taste.
Browse the Internet: Now more than ever, a plethora of home decor webpages and social media sites can be found with the click of a button that can be used to inspire your own home decor style.
Pinterest is a great starting point to view countless examples of different home styles, furnishings, paint colors, accessories, and more.
Flip Through Magazines: Magazines can be a great tool to help you determine what interior design trends are currently popular, which ones you like, and which ones you don't.
When you see an example of a curated room that you like, cut the page out to help you streamline your home decor search in the future.
Turn on the TV: Of course, the internet and magazines are helpful tools that can present examples of a variety of interior design styles and trends, but they aren't the only ones.
Tuning into home improvement channels or shows can give you a more detailed idea of what specific design trends can look like, particularly when moving from one room to another.
Visit Somewhere New: Sometimes, the most effective way to get your creative juices flowing and embrace change is to spread your wings a bit.
By going to a city, country, or even an area of your town that you've never been before, you can train your eye to notice designs, styles, and details that you may not have noticed or considered before.
Be sure to take lots of pictures to remind you of what stood out when you return home.
Go Shopping: Browsing online, through magazines, and on television can help you create a visual of what home decor features you are drawn to and which ones aren't a good reflection of your taste, but nothing can beat seeing furnishings and home accessories in person.
To know what pieces you truly like best, take the time to go window shopping in a variety of furniture stores and thrift shops.
It won't take long for you to notice a connection between the colors, fabrics, and styles of items that you like.
Make a Vision Board: What good is researching if you don't record what you find?
To help you remember what interior design features you'd like to incorporate into your own home, be sure to print out images from online, cut out clippings from magazines, and take pictures of items you find when window shopping to create a vision board.
You'll be thankful to have something physical to refer to when the time comes to start purchasing items for your living spaces.
How to Bring Your Home Decor Style to Life
Determining what your home decor style is is only half the battle. Once you have a vision of what your personal home decor style is, you're well on your way to bringing your dream interior aspirations to life.
While there are countless different interior design styles to choose from, and even some that incorporate two or more, here are some of the most common ones that can easily be added to your own home:
Contemporary: Modern home design is all about what's popular this minute. Currently, that means functional furnishings that aren't weighed down by detail or clutter.
Neutral colors, natural materials, and curved lines reign supreme in this style, which is sure to make your living spaces feel bright, open, and clean.
Looking for a ceiling fan to help your contemporary living room pop? You can't go wrong with the 52" Ashby with champagne hardware, white fan blades, and remote control.
Coastal: If you want your home to make you feel like you're on vacation day in and day out, incorporating Coastal features into your home decor is the way to go.
Rather than displaying actual seashells on your coffee table or hanging fish prints in your bedroom, look for pieces that can provide a subtle take on the sand, sea, and sun that you might find at the beach, including light fabrics, cool color schemes, and weathered furniture.
Nothing says "coastal home decor" quite like the 52" Ocean Crest indoor/outdoor white ceiling fan.
Traditional: Traditional home decor is probably the one that we're most familiar with.
Along with including the predictable features that you can expect to find in most classically decorated homes, such as tailored seating arrangements, warm color palettes, and rich wooden tones, traditional home decor is known for its charming, comfortable nature.
If you're looking for a beautiful ceiling fan to complement its surrounding traditional home decor, check out the 52" West Hill in sienna.
Rustic: Sometimes referred to as "farmhouse" decor, rustic style often includes pieces that look worn or have been repurposed. That's what makes them so endearing.
It also encompasses natural details, such as fresh flowers and reclaimed wooden pieces.
To really make your rustic home pop, be sure to include outdoorsy pieces that will make a statement, such as stone, wood, leather, and wrought iron. We love the 52" Briarcrest which is available in pull chain or remote.
Industrial: While industrial design also utilizes elements that are raw or natural, it does so in a way that feels more modern, edgy, and clean.
Choose pieces that feel masculine and minimalist, such as unfinished metals, raw woods, and neutrals paired with deep pops of color that result in living spaces that feel bold and urban.
An eye-catching ceiling fan, such as the 52" Marshall in pewter, would make a great addition to any industrial living room or home office.
Bohemian: Bohemian style is as timeless and intoxicating as it is creative and uncomplicated. Combining vintage pieces with rich upholsteries and glamorous details, "Boho-chic" home decor embraces color, drama, and personality.
Best of all, it's easy to make your own with a wide variety of furniture, color, and fabric options. The 52" Thedas white, remote-controlled ceiling fan is sure to complement any Bohemian-inspired space in your home.
Mid-Century Modern: This interior design style takes the best of the '50s and '60s and recreates them in the form of straight-lined furniture, functional pieces, and subtle color schemes.
Because this home decor trend is so popular and straightforward, it's very easy to incorporate into your living spaces and will result in rooms that feel polished without being over-the-top.
We love the classic beauty of the 52" Kailani pewter, pull chain ceiling fan for your mid-century modern-inspired home.
Minimalist: Modern minimalist home design has gotten a bad reputation for being stark, cold, and bare, but when done right, it's really anything but.
Minimalist home decor focuses on simple furnishings and accessories that can make your home feel sharp, clean, and inviting. Look for essential household elements that pack a punch in terms of style and leave out the rest.
If you're looking for the perfect minimalist ceiling fan, look no further than the 52" Espy in matte black or bright white with remote control.
Vintage: While vintage home decor could refer to anything from decades past, it most commonly refers to items that have withstood the test of time and, although they may look old or weathered, they still exude personality and charm.
The best vintage homes are the ones that can tell a story through hand-me-downs, recycled pieces, and unusual finds. The 52" Magonia ceiling fan brings all the charm of vintage home design with the durability and efficiency of modern ingenuity.
Using a specific home decor style is an effective way to make any room in your home look like it was decorated by a professional designer.
When you're ready to transform an area of your home with furnishings and decor that reflect your unique personality, taste, and style, Prominence Home is here to help you find the perfect ceiling fan to complement the space.
Whether you're searching for a ceiling fan that will make a bold statement in terms of color and design or would prefer something more subtle to blend in with its surroundings, we have solutions with an array of features to meet your family's aesthetic and functional preferences.
Your home should be a reflection of who you are. We can help you make it happen.