To answer my own question, I have started to notice that my personal style preferences correlate with my décor preferences.
Fashion wise, I always find that my eyes gravitate towards photos of a simple all white ensemble whether it be in a fashion magazine, website or on the street. As the years go by nothing changes and perhaps this is an indication of what I want my signature style to be? Trawling through photos of celebrity homes on Daily Mail have made me realise that I also enjoy relatively simple aesthetics within a home. Here, I enjoy gazing at modern-country themes, or modern Mediterranean; think Seth’s house on The O.C.
This in turn has made me realise that when I buy my first property, I want to keep the décor minimal but still retain a sense of comfort and character. When I look at photos of homes with rooms that have heaps of paintings on a wall, a packed bookcase and lots of furniture, I think there’s too much clutter. I also think of how much dusting would be required to keep the place clean!
I’ve started to wonder if these habits mean that I want to have a home with the things that I will actually use in it and that I don’t want excess baggage around me. I don’t want to fall into the habit (which I sometimes do) of collecting stuff because I’ve allowed myself to get attached to it or let myself believe that I might need it one day. I just want what I need around me.
I think it’s interesting that I’ve noticed these parallels between my personal style and décor preferences. This is because some celebrities or fashion personalities with relatively simple style have homes which decor that are different to their personal fashion style; they’re a lot more extravagant or eclectic. It’s interesting to see that I prefer less clutter but not a completely simple approach to decor, which is a lot like my personal fashion sense. Fashion wise, I do like singular colour looks but I also often team a block colour with a colourful and/or printed top, however I don’t go much further than that.
Below are some photos of décor that I believe capture what I look for: relative simplicity, character and comfort. They aren’t necessarily examples of how I plan to furnish my future home and I’d like to incorporate a bit more colour into my property. For example, a framed bright print Hermes scarf or pink peonies.
On a concluding note, I wonder if and how my style and décor preferences will continue to evolve as I get older.
(I’d probably omit the painting) Source