As we’ve been chatting about Starter Style, I wanted to take some time to answer your questions! Here’s one that was submitted on Instagram recently.
If you love a certain home style, but live in a different style home can you combine styles?
Architecture doesn’t have to define how you decorate. Your home should be a reflection of what you love, and if the style your home was built in doesn’t match the style you are drawn to—that’s okay.
Our style is defined and shaped by different things. The architecture of your home could play into how you decide to decorate, but there are lots of other elements that determine what your home looks like.
Seasons of our lives define our style just as much as anything else. If you are in a season of chaos, a season of strict budgeting, or a season of little kids—all of these will be reflected in how you choose decorate.
The style your home was built in can be a foundation of how you decide to decorate—but it doesn’t have to be. The secret to starter style is figuring out what makes a design work, and then applying that knowledge to your home. If your eye for design is good, you can make a Mediterranean concept work in a Craftsman-style home. If you live in a Victorian style home, but your heart longs for a minimalistic interior—go for it.
At the end of the day, your home needs to work for you and be a place you love to be. If that means the style of your decor doesn’t match the style of your architecture, then so be it.
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Other posts in the Starter Style Series:
Starter Style: A Definition · Starter Style: Where to Start · Starter Style: The Formula · Starter Style: The Pattern Collection · 3 Simple Steps to Make a Room Come Alive · Starter Style Shopping Checklist