Finding and curating your personal style

Whether you’ve been in the same home for a little while, or you’ve got a blank slate, adding personal touches is so important for the overall mood of your spaces.

There’s no ‘right’ way to create a home that reflects your personal taste, and for many of us, it’s only after a lifetime of cultivating little odds and ends that we feel like we’ve got a real depiction of our inner-world around us. But to give you some tangible goalposts, there are a few ways you can create a sanctuary you can enjoy for years to come. 

First things first, decide what you like. Whether it’s coastal touches, country ambiance, modern finishes, or a blend of all of the above. From there, browse Pinterest boards, blogs [just like this one!], socials, and magazines to your heart’s content. Make a collection of all the things you like, and see what works well together. If you’ve got a neutral colour palette, bring in a range of neutrals and some different textures for a cohesive setting. If you’re a lover of bold colours, more paired-back finishes can alleviate some of the overwhelm that comes with brighter palettes. If you’re somewhere in between, find the happy medium! 

Once you’ve got a clear idea of your foundation, you can build out some of the key pieces. Pick and choose your furniture carefully, valuing pieces that can be reused in a range of spaces, or will evolve as trends change and your style develops. If you keep it simple with the framework, couches, bedheads etc., you can go crazy with decor that can be easily moved around and interchanged. Find a few core pieces that tie things together and you’ll have a space that works regardless of the accents. 

Speaking of going crazy — no space is perfect. Avoid trying to create an overly manicured space. It’s your HOME after all, it should feel that way. Don’t get bogged down in the particular ‘rules’ of interiors either, it’s your space, you can style it the way YOU want to. There’s no pressure for it to be straight off The Block, as long as you love it, it’s great.