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Find your design inspiration

Find your design inspiration Author: Style At Home

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Find your design inspiration

Design isn’t just about how you decorate: it’s also about how you live. Your dream home is a combination of style and substance. It provides shelter but it’s also a place where your personality and imagination come alive. So when thinking about decorating, think about your lifestyle. It’s there that you’ll find your personal design style – and inspiration for your next project.

FIND YOUR PERSONAL STYLE

Style is a highly personal thing. Yet most homes can be categorized under one of three main design styles: Traditional, Contemporary and Eclectic.

Traditional homes channel the past (albeit with modern updates and luxuries!), while contemporary homes have a sleek-and-chic urban feel. Eclectic homes marry old and new in equal measures – often with quirky flourishes of global design.

The easiest way to find your overarching design style is to look at pictures of interior accessories, fixtures and paint palettes and identify what you like the most. Take The Home Depot’s Discover Your Style quiz to find out what your aesthetic is.

FIND YOUR INSPIRATION

Once you know what your style is, you’ll have an easier time finding inspiration for your next project. The Home Depot is an amazing resource when it comes to getting inspired. Great online design tools make it easy to find affordable and super-stylish pieces geared to your personal style. Besides the Discover Your Style quiz, you can also get inspired by:

  • Redefining Floors
    “Test drive” hundreds of hardwood, laminate and eco-friendly cork flooring options in a variety of inspiring room vignettes.
  • Transition to Tile
    Get the scoop on how to choose –and install – the right glass, ceramic, stone or porcelain tile for any room in your home.
  • Treat Your Windows
    Experiment with different styles (and hues) of blinds, shutters and shades until you find the right ones for your home.
  • Thinkincolour
    Browse the hottest trends in colour, using your personal style as a launching point. Virtual rooms, custom ambient light settings, and the latest palettes from BEHR, CIL and Ralph Lauren make this tool the next best thing to hiring your own interior decorator!

 

Browse the hottest trends in colour, using your personal style as a launching point. Virtual rooms, custom ambient light settings, and the latest palettes from BEHR, CIL and Ralph Lauren make this tool the next best thing to hiring your own interior decorator!

MORE INSPIRATION

In addition to The Home Depot’s interactive tools, look to your own lifestyle for design inspiration.

Consider your favourite travel destinations. Think about the local culture, art, architecture and street scenes. This may inspire anything from an entire room design to paint or lighting selections.

Identify your fashion style. Your wardrobe, like your home, is a reflection of your identity. Find inspiration for colours, textures, and aesthetic sensibility in your closet.

Go to the movies. Set designers go to great lengths to wow us with the right scenery. Gorgeous period dramas, urban thrillers and charming foreign films all provide a glimpse into how other people live – and can inspire ideas for how you want to live.

Look all around you: inspiration is everywhere! Head to The Home Depot to turn your inspiration into reality.

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