We all make references to decorating styles. But how much does that really figure into how you want your home to look?
Is it definitive? Or is it loosely labeled?
Let's look at some styles Home Edit put together:
I'd say this room is a cross between several styles. The coffee table says "rustic." The couch is more contemporary or modern.
If you pull a room together so that it offers a cohesive look, I'm not sure the style really matters.
Eclectic style offers a more relaxed and casual look. It means lots of styles that really boil down to no completely definite style.
Bohemian gives a nod to another era. Where then it meant that the person decorating the room didn't have a lot of cash to spend on it, today it means bold, colorful, and multi-faceted. Somewhat carefree and relaxed.
Coastal originally meant homes near the sea. Now it can mean a casual look with elements merely denoting water. Seashells, oars, things from and reminiscent of the sea.
Contemporary is spare and utilitarian. Oftentimes the elements in the room look cold (at least to me.)
Cottage is warm and cozy. The elements of this style bring back feelings of grandma's house on Thanksgiving day.
French Country is both classic and beautiful, yet also lends a shabbiness that says it's timeless, and not afraid to look worn and loved.
Industrial means more clean angular lines. The elements are steel and wood, and oftentimes looks like it belongs in an office or warehouse setting.
Mid-century is a nod to another era as well. It gained favor for a time, but I'm not sure how long that trend will stick around. The look to me is of something put together without much thought.
But then, my style of decorating oftentimes looks like I didn't give it a lot of thought. So I guess my style is an amalgamation of all of the above.
What is your style? Do you see it here?