1) Look at professionally designed rooms: Buy magazines and clip out rooms you like. Go the your local bookstore and browse the home and design section. Look for things that please you; the color of the room, the feel of the design, a specific light fixture or piece of furniture, the way the room looks overall. Is there something that grabs your attention?
|Cottage style. Casual and classic with, bead board, white hues, warm woods.|
3) Take a design style quiz. These are more superficial but do guide you in overall style. Putting a name to a style can often help you during shopping trips when you are able to ask for "a Neoclassic style lamp." Do back-up research on-line through blogs, furniture and design web sites, and image searches.
|Traditional living room with antiques, rich hues, classic furnishings.|