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What's your Home Decor Style?

I've always been into home decor. I have a slight OCD with keeping the house tidy, although since becoming a Mum and having significantly less time per day this OCD urge has greatly declined. But the desire to have a lovely home with beautiful things inside of it is something that will always interest me. It makes me happy as a hobby, a hobby that can sometimes be a little on the expensive side, but a great hobby all the same. 

When my Husband and I moved in with each other aged 19, our home decor tastes were the exact same.. we loved the 'modern' look. The more contemporary the better. And we still do share that taste in decor, but lately I seem to have really latched on to the whole shabby chic look. You know the one.. the pretty, perhaps sometimes a tad too much floral going on look. I'm also really getting into white.. white everything. The more white the better. Not only does white provide the perfect back drop for photographs, it's clean, fresh, bright and pretty all rolled into one. It also goes with every other colour.. particularly, in my opinion, duck egg blue. But though the Hubby has come around to my recent 'everything white craze' he's not yet convinced on the duck egg blue.

We're still hoping to move.. our chain is now complete so it's just waiting on solicitors etc now so if all does go to plan (fingers crossed) it'll be so great getting to redecorate the new house and purchasing all our new furniture. I'm a fan of places like Ikea and Rodgers of York and will be hoping to pick out some gorgeous white pieces to make the new house a home.

I'd love to know what your home decor style is? And why?


38 comments

  1. A great post Alex! White is always a good choice as like you said it is fresh and goes with everything and a neutral colour for both boys and girls. It can also work with most styles either modern or vintage/shabby chic. Looking forward to reading your next post :-)

    Punkin Patch Interiors

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  2. I am very feminine and girly so lots of florals, pastels and candles. I also love cosiness so lots of throw cushions, furry rugs and fleecy throws! I have LOADS of Cath Kidston and visit her shop in town at least twice a week!

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  3. I like a minimalist style but still quite funky, my two favourite items are my green cuddle chair and Tiffany style table lamp - eclectic minimalist, if that's a style!

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  4. laura jayne bates19 January 2014 at 19:00

    myne is bright and bold i have pink and black in my room

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  5. Good luck with the house move! It's also stressful, but I find decorating a new home is actually very therapeutic!

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  6. we are neutral colours, would love to be minimalist but need more space for storage

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  7. we dont really have a style as such, i would say we go for minimalist style, i absolutely hate figures, handle holders, candles so try to keep us both away from these things

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  8. we are neutral colours and try to be minimalist, would like more space to clear more stuff away out of sight

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  9. Mischmasch - I am on a big decorating mission though in an attempt to make this house more homely x

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  10. i like classic style with a touch of modern...love the natural colours and the compination of wood with lime accessories............though ultimately I also like the vintange style

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  11. I think Eclectic is the best way to describe it. :)

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  12. minimalistic but with cosey touches

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  13. Neutral colours as it's clean and tidy.

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  14. Very pretty and feminine. A lovely stylish home.

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  15. I have also become obsessed with shabby chic recently. I found a website called Live, Laugh, Love and they sell the most amazing goodies. You should check it out ;)

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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  16. i am awful at home deco, i finally plastered the walls and got them painted, bought a carpet but still need 2 rolls of wallpaper for my feature wall and some matching curtains lol shame on me!

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  17. I think mine is 'make do and mend'! There is only 1 room in my house that is completely as I'd like it and the rest are just a botched together mess! It would take too much money to do anything with it and I'd rather spend on living life and adventures! (although of course it often bugs me!)

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  18. Mine is gold/brown/beige, and I try to make things where I can. All the pictures/paintings were made by me or friends. However as we only moved into this flat in Dec it isn't anywhere near finished. xx

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  19. i wish i could say i have a beautiful, classy home, but honestly; i find it really difficult when it comes to decorating and furnishing. there are so many styles to choose from and i worry that waht i choose actually dont match or look good together. im so confused, but i'm probably to hard on myse;lf. thanks for the interesting post.

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  20. Mine s whatever I can afford really...and can stay clean.

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  21. I'm not sure what my style is.........I like a mix of neutral colours, dark colours, magnolia, bold colours - depends on the room I suppose. My living room is Black, grey and cream. My dining room is magnolia and peach. Kitchen is cream and poppy red with poppy designs on crockery etc.......... My whole house has a different style - but then as my mam says 'my house is to live in, not for show!' lol x

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  22. I love blues and whites, all the rooms in my house have blue in them somewhere. I'm also a big fan of nic naks it just finishes the room.

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  23. I love Purples, Lilacs and whites - Lovely Colours

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  24. My style is whatever my girlfriend tells me it is!

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  25. I love blues, greys and purples, not popular with a lot of people because they're cold colours, but it works for me!

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  26. I used to be a Habitat addict, then moved onto Ikea as they have a huge range. I love white for walls though, makes rooms look very spacious and drops on the skirting boards don't show up as much :) Big fan of coving too, it's the first thing I check for in a room and if it hasn't got any it's the first thing to be installed.

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  27. I have a plum feature wall in the lounge which is quite striking but lovely & the rest of the room is neutral - cream with a brown sofa :). I love flowers - your white lilies are beautiful x

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  28. I've redecorated our house in heritage colours and am slowly replacing the funriture to reflect this. The house feels so much more like a home now.

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  29. very much my style,i fill my home with love,and items that i can look at and feel a sense of homelyness

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  30. I love and am obsessed with interior decoration! My style at the moment is very much vintage and shabby chic inspired x

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  31. My style would be pretty neutral....lots of creams and whites! Our living room has a feature wall which has a gorgeous burnt orange colour to it and our kitchen is a home made colour....I mixed up a few paint
    Colours to create a gorgeous petrol grey colour! I love it! The only room which has a bold colour is our little boys room which is blue! The bluest blue ever! He picked the colour himself! :)

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  32. I'd describe my home style as eclectic. I like a lot of traditional features but with a modern twist.

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  33. I started as colourful & bright as when we bought our home it was painted in only 4 colours throughout (green, blue, off-white & yellow) so we went a bit mad changing the look & feel as it felt very cold & uninviting. We liked the space. But now I am changing it to more subtle colours. I have lots of photos & ornaments & paintings that all have a strong family link, but the overall look is comfy but a bit mismatched! But it's our home is suits us!

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  34. great post I also like the house tidy but dont seem to have enough hours in the day! hope everything goes well with the move

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  35. I tend to have 3 neutral walls to a room and one feature wall, I like cosy and comfortable but have vastly cut back on the amount of ornaments and knick knacks I have as with 4 children and 2 cats belting about the house things tend to get knocked over.

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  36. Let's Talk Mommy13 July 2014 at 05:01

    This is hard to pin point with me because I go off the house and my mood when I am decorating it and I am constantly redecorating and falling out of love with styles. I love shabby chic and I love neutrals and white with splashes of color. But if the house is old I like the country cottage look and nautical sea themes throughout. If the house is new and modern I will go with a more modern contemporary feel. At the moment my house is a mixture of everything but so many things I already want to change. Never decorate two weeks before giving birth your hormones pick ugly colors and themes and you just have to patience to probably style and design it all so you pick random things. I regret my front living room everyday. I would love to move just to redecorate everything again. lol Love your touches and your home decor posts too. We have similar taste in accessories etc.

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