One of the most exciting aspects of moving into a new apartment is the opportunity to create a personalized space. However, the prospect of a blank canvas can also be a little daunting, especially if you’re not sure of your personal decorating style. Keep reading to discover how you can identify and maximize your personal decorating style to create an apartment that’s uniquely “you”!
Rank Your Décor
Looking at your current décor is a good first step in identifying your style. Take an inventory of your current furniture, accessories, and artwork. Rank each piece as “love it,” “like it,” or “lose it.” At the end, collect a list of the items you love and see if there is a common thread linking them all together, such as color, style, shape, or pattern. Use this final list as a guideline for the types of new items you’d like to add to your apartment space to completely personalize it and create your dream home.
Discover Your Style
Are all your favorite pieces elegant and classical, such as those you’d find in an upscale mansion? If so, your style is sophisticated classic. The sophisticated classic decorating style makes use of delicate, slightly more feminine-inspired furniture that often includes Victorian decorative elements. Rounded vases, intricately-carved statues, and mirrors are ideal accessories to place in a sophisticated classic room. Colors that suit this style are dark woods paired with neutral or soft-toned fabrics. Keep your eye out for metal, marble, and glass finishes and accents to complete the look of your apartment.
If you instead favor items that are modern, bold-colored, and sleek, your style may be contemporary or art deco. Contemporary homes make use of furniture that has clean, straight lines or curves rather than items that are extremely feminine or detailed. Geometric shapes abound in the form of square- or circular-shaped lamps, large area rugs, and tabletop accessories. Choose fabrics with bold colors and large patterns, and have a little fun finding accessories that are inspired by modern or abstract art. Lacquered wood in either light or dark finishes will look excellent in your modern-styled apartment.
If your “love it” list appears completely mismatched, don’t worry—eclectic decorating styles make use of contrasting styles and objects to imbue your apartment with real personality. Eclectic style often makes use of vintage or rustic elements to give your space a cozy, lived-in feel. Weathered finishes pair well with faded or cool jewel tone colors when decorating in this type of style, but don’t be afraid to intersperse modern décor or artistic elements as well. Style each room around your favorite piece, such as a vintage chair, crystal chandelier, or colorful work of art to give each area of your apartment its own personality.
You can discover your unique decorating style as you furnish your luxury apartment in the Carmel Rincon community. We offer a variety of luxury amenities in our spacious San Francisco apartments, including stainless steel appliances, floor-to-ceiling windows, and hardwood floors. Visit us on the web to find out more about our floor plans and pricing, and make sure to check out our current move-in specials!