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Don’t Copy and Paste! Tips on how to Unleash Your Personal Design Style

Don’t Copy and Paste! Tips on how to Unleash Your Personal Design Style

Decorating your home is an exciting journey that allows you to transform a space into a reflection of your unique personality and design style. While the abundance of interior design inspiration can be overwhelming, it's important to remember that creating a home that truly feels like "you" involves discovering and defining your personal design style.


In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of uncovering your individual aesthetic and provide you with valuable tips and tricks to infuse your personality and signature flair into your home décor.


1.    Explore and Discover: The first step in defining your personal design style is to explore various sources of inspiration. Dive into magazines, websites, and social media platforms dedicated to interior design. Pinterest, Instagram, and design blogs are great places to start. Create a mood board or save images that catch your eye. Pay attention to recurring themes, colours, patterns, and materials that draw your attention. This will help you identify the elements that you are naturally drawn to and form the foundation of your design style


2.    Define Your Aesthetic: Once you have gathered a collection of inspiration, take a closer look at the patterns emerging from your choices. Are you attracted to minimalism, luxurious detailing, vintage charm, or bohemian vibes? Do you prefer clean lines or ornate details? Are you drawn to bold and vibrant colours or soft and muted tones? By analysing the common threads within your selections, you can start to define your aesthetic and create a cohesive vision for your home.

3.    Consider Your Lifestyle: Designing a home that reflects your personality goes beyond aesthetics. Consider your lifestyle and how you want your space to function. Are you a busy professional who values simplicity and organization? Or do you crave a cozy and inviting atmosphere for entertaining guests? Is reading and collecting books one of your favourite past times?
Understanding how you will use your space will guide your choices in the allocation of functional spaces, furniture, layout, and overall design.

4.    Infuse Personal Touches: To truly make your home unique, infuse it with personal touches that tell your story. Display cherished mementos, photographs, and artwork that hold sentimental value. Incorporate objects collected during your travels or hobbies, such as souvenirs, musical instruments, or sports memorabilia. Handmade items and DIY projects can also add a personal and authentic touch to your space.

5.    Signature Colours and Patterns: Colours and patterns play a significant role in defining your personal design style. Choose a colour palette that resonates with you and reflects your personality. Whether you prefer bold and vibrant hues or soft and neutral tones, your chosen colours will set the mood of your space. Consider incorporating patterns such as stripes, florals, or geometric shapes, which can add visual interest and reflect your individuality.

6.    Mix and Match: Don't be afraid to mix different styles, eras, and textures to create an eclectic and personalized look. Combining vintage and modern elements, blending rustic and contemporary pieces, or pairing high-end and budget-friendly items can result in a unique and visually appealing aesthetic. Mixing materials like wood, metal, glass, and textiles will add depth and character to your home decor.

7.    Pay Attention to Details: Small details can make a big impact when it comes to personalizing your home. Consider swapping out generic hardware with unique knobs or handles that reflect your style. Introduce decorative accessories such as cushions, rugs, curtains, and lighting fixtures that showcase your personality. Incorporate meaningful scents through candles or diffusers that evoke pleasant memories. These thoughtful touches will elevate your space and make it feel truly yours. View Essops Home’s extensive collection of home décor available for online purchase here.


8.    Embrace Nature: Bringing elements of nature into your home is an excellent way to infuse your personality and add a calming ambiance. Introduce indoor plants, fresh flowers, or natural materials like wood, stone, and rattan. Nature-inspired artwork or botanical prints can also create a connection to the outdoors and reflect your personal style. If you are looking at low-maintenance alternatives consider the use of artificial high-quality indoor trees and flowers – view our collection here!

Designing your home to reflect your personal style is a rewarding and fulfilling experience.  By exploring various sources of inspiration, defining your aesthetic, considering your lifestyle, and infusing personal touches, colours, and patterns, you can create a space that is uniquely yours.

Remember to pay attention to details and embrace the power of nature. The journey of transforming your house into a home that truly represents you is an ongoing adventure that evolves with your personality and experiences. So let your creativity flow and enjoy the process of making your space a reflection of your authentic self.

Do you need help in identifying your signature style and with home decorating? We offer a range of decorating and design services through our In House design partner Insignio Interiors. View more here
At Essops Home we are on a mission to source the very best in local and imported contemporary, classic, and luxurious furniture and home décor to cater to the cost-sensitive South African market with an eye for flair.  With flexible payment options like PayFlex, you can make your home the home of your dreams without breaking the bank!

19 July