Published On: Tue, Apr 16th, 2019

How to Determine Your Signature Furniture Style

For centuries, furniture has been considered one of the ultimate expressions of luxury and opulence. Distinct furniture designs and styles do not only reflect a luxurious interior but are also an extension of the homeowner’s personality. But for someone unsure of what furniture style to choose, here is one easy way to use your existing furniture to find a signature style that suits you.

photo/ José Cláudio Guimarães/ JCGuimaraes

Look for pieces with sentimental value

Before you start redecorating your home, check each piece of furniture and find out which items have the most sentimental value. Take note of what you love about these pieces and why you find it difficult to get rid of them.

Scan your walls for ideas

Wall décor also says a lot about a person’s style. If you have artwork hanging on the walls, ask yourself why you bought it in the first place. Do you gravitate towards abstract art, colorful designs? Perhaps it is an antique sculpture with a cultural significance? Similar to how you analyze the furniture, write down what you like about these pieces which will be your guide to redecorating.

Understanding your buying pattern

Look at the latest pieces you bought to decorate your home. Are they in the same style category as your older furniture or do you notice a difference in style? For example, do you usually gravitate towards modern and minimalist designs and then all of a sudden you purchased antique marble top furniture? What does this style deviation say about what you really like?

Focus on your favorite room

Whether it is the bedroom, living room, dining room, or the kitchen, you must have a favorite place in your home. Take a closer look at this room and note what makes it your favorite among all the other areas of your house. If you are redecorating, what will you keep or get rid of from this room?

Pay attention to repeated patterns and colors

Look for repetition in patterns, colors, and shapes among all the furniture and décor you own. Do you gravitate towards a specific shape or color? This can become the starting point in finding a theme that will tie the overall aesthetics together.

Think about your favorite furniture store

Where you like to shop for furnishings will also say a lot about your personal style. Most furniture stores specialize in a particular design, and you will know right away if you prefer this specific design more than others.

Get inspired through interior design magazines

Interior design magazines come up with fantastic content to inspire homeowners in decorating their homes. Compile photos and highlight ideas you want to copy for your house. Look for details that stand out and get creative in your interpretation.


After following the suggestions above, you can start finalizing your design aesthetic and come up with a cohesive theme to decorate your home. Although there are some design rules you need to follow, you are only limited by your imagination as to how you express your personality and style.

Author: Oliver Samson

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