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Can someone explain the differences between the different decorating styles?

Posted by on Nov. 5, 2010 at 12:21 AM
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I am new to the whole decorating thing.  I have only lived in 2 apts the last 10 yrs and I am ready to buy a house.  I am a little intimidated by the whole decorating thing.  The problem is I dont know the differences between modern, contemparary, chic, etc.  Can someone help me get an idea of my own style?  Or does anyone know of a good website that gives decorating styles of each so that I can get my own personal opinion?  Thank you!!!

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RoseSiO2
by on Nov. 5, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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If i were you and just starting to put together a style, I would clip and save images of things you like.  Once you start getting a collection of images, you can start to pick out what it is you really like and what your style is.



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caham
by Owner on Nov. 5, 2010 at 5:04 PM

You don't have to pick anyone style :-) I don't fit in anyone style, just find something you love and build from there!

Christine - Group Owner of Home Decor and so Much More!


WillowHouseRep
by New Member on Nov. 8, 2010 at 4:01 PM

Flip through online photo galleries:  http://www.hgtv.com/designers-portfolio/room/contemporary/home-offices/3628/index.html and http://room-galleries.myhomeideas.com/pictures/index.html.  A lot less expensive than buying a bunch of decorating magazines!  The rooms are divided by style, so you'll soon find out what you are drawn to.  Have fun!

Victoria727
by on Nov. 9, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Try exploring some of these sites that have a quiz - they show you pictures then describe your favorite style with decorating tips. That should help you identify what you really like  and give you some terms to throw around (or to use for online searches).

http://www.sproost.com/

http://www.hgtv.com/webhgtv/images/pac/64071/quiz/q1.html

http://www.thehomestylist.com/get-interactive/style-quiz/

Let us know your results!!!!

kgmmw
by Member on Jun. 21, 2011 at 8:58 AM

Good luck 

B-FigNewton
by on Jun. 26, 2011 at 8:29 PM


Quoting caham:

You don't have to pick anyone style :-) I don't fit in anyone style, just find something you love and build from there!


owensmom34
by Group Admin on Aug. 13, 2011 at 5:38 PM

 Thanks!

Quoting Victoria727:

Try exploring some of these sites that have a quiz - they show you pictures then describe your favorite style with decorating tips. That should help you identify what you really like  and give you some terms to throw around (or to use for online searches).

http://www.sproost.com/

http://www.hgtv.com/webhgtv/images/pac/64071/quiz/q1.html

http://www.thehomestylist.com/get-interactive/style-quiz/

Let us know your results!!!!

 

rosechaud
by New Member on Jun. 8, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Just start going to the books store, library, and look through books and magazines. 

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