1) Look at professionally designed rooms: Buy magazines and clip out images of rooms you like. You can do the same from on-line sources. Go to a library or bookstore and browse the design section. In each image, look for things that please you; the color of the room, a particular piece, the feel of the design, a specific light fixture or treatment, or even the way the room looks overall.
|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 through blogs, furniture, and design web sites
|Traditional living room with antiques, rich hues, classic furnishings.|