Which Decor Type Are You?

February 19, 2015 0


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I bought a new book shelf and finally set it up in my living room. Now it’s like an empty canvas ready to be decorated. But how will it look like? What decor vignettes shall I create? Questions over questions. Maybe I have to consult my own decor persona. But who is my decor persona? And which decor type are you?

I assume there are as many decor personae as individuals out there, in a nutshell: countless! But here are eight self-defined decor types I sort of feel and like.

The Creative Reader
You love books but they always seem to look like a nerve-wracking clutter and seem to be only stuffy and chaotic? Here is a simple yet beautiful styling vignette putting some favorite books into scene – add a few props like framed art, a plant, a desk lamp and some more details up on the wall and voilΓ  – your vignette is ready!

via Joshua Pettinato

The Refined Ceramicist
You love ceramics and your vase and bowls collection is taking over the reign in your room? Try to highlight one or two pieces at a time by placing them on a shelf, sideboard or sidetable. Add some twigs or leafy branches into them and sip your coffee the way you like it – as a refined ceramicist.

via Design*Sponge

The Breezy Sailor
Who says you have to live coastal to be a breezy sailor. Feel the sea breeze in your hair and enjoy the splashing waves by grouping together your favorite decor items with a nautical theme. Make one item the statement piece – like in this case the paiting – and group a few thematic props together adding various textures to the styling. Combine blue hues and natural tones and there you go – can you hear the foghorn hooting, you breezy sailor?

via Kara Rosenlund

The Rustic Minimalist
You love a dash of rustic style but you don’t want to be mistaken as a Rosamunde Pilcher fanatic? Minimize the scale of your rustic home decor and keep it airy and natural. Play along with nature inspired colours, prefer natural materials like wood and group a few pieces together adding some greens for that rustic vibe. Here we go, you rustic minimalist!

via Rose & Fitzgerald

The Eclectic Artist
You are creative, you are chaotic, you see the things others don’t see, you reflect and interpret – in a nutshell: you are an artist. You have this artsy approach in your home decor too – handmade pieces, treasures brought home from numberless voyages, your sketches, art, plants, bric-Γ -brac – again in a nutshell: you’re eclectic. Here it’s all about the composition of your eclectic collection. Think colours, sizes, textures, play around, shuffle and reshuffle – here it is, the work of a true eclectic artist!

via The Design Files

The Natural Bohemian
You are a child of nature, you love weekends in the green, exploring the mountains, traveling in your trailor. You love the local farmers’ market, you are connected to the elements and the world is your oyster – you are clearly a natural bohemian. Work those earthy hues and natural materials on your shelves too. Add plants, linen and practical items from your daily life like those shopping baskets and totes and you are ready to go, you natural bohemian!

via Urban Outfitters

The Talented Scientist
You are cool, sleek, you like order, graphic lines, you are a purist and approach new projects with a scientific accuracy – I declare you are a talented scientist! And yes, this rubs off to your home decor as well! You like clean lines, monochromatic vignettes, you like typography and sophisticated arrangements. Downsize your decor, group black and white pieces together, add wood for warmth and texture, let it breathe and ponder your next scientific decor endeavour – you are the born talented scientist after all!

via Annixen

The Glamorous Aesthete
Beauty is encoded in your DNA, aesthetics is a dogma you will not fail and you do not have to hide it – you have a glamorous side too. Your styling vignettes speak of your personality – they are beautifully put together, they brim with style, they showcase you’re design aesthetics and they have that highly visible smidge of glamour with shiny pieces made of brass. Oh you just know we all admire you, you glamorous aesthete!

via SF Girl By Bay

So one question remains: Which decor type are you? If you’re not sure, look around your home or better yet start a tiny vignette project and get styling – what is the result? What is your decor persona after all?


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  • Reply The slow pace February 19, 2015 at 10:00

    I think I’m a Creative Reader but I’d love to be a Rustic Minimalist or a Natural Bohemian!

  • Reply un23 ilaria February 19, 2015 at 10:05

    j’adore ♡ hard to pick my style, I guess I’m between the rustic minimalist and the talented scientist (even though if you say that to my Physics husband he might laugh πŸ˜‰ but I definitely aim to the glamourous aesthete (but who doesn’t?!?). And you Igor? what would you pick for you? je t’embrasse i.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic February 19, 2015 at 10:09

      Haha well obviously I am the mad professor, Ilaria LOL. Well hard to tell, I might be the creative reader with a dash of breezy sailor and natural bohemian in me.

  • Reply Samantha @Style Space & Stuff. February 19, 2015 at 10:05

    Well looking at these lovely pictures I’m a Creative Reader, who loves a bit of Rustic Minimalism, with a dash of the Eclectic Artist, and just a smidgen of the mad scientist !
    Basically I’m complicated, hahaah.

  • Reply Samantha @Style Space & Stuff. February 19, 2015 at 10:06

    i love this post by the way. πŸ™‚

    • Reply Igor Josifovic February 19, 2015 at 10:09

      Thank you very much Samantha! It was pretty fun writing it – and well, it is not to be taken too serious obviously:-)

  • Reply Beauty Follower February 19, 2015 at 10:12

    Ωχ μπερδευτικα… μια γκλαμ εστετ?! Ισως ίγο απ’ όλα πŸ˜‰
    Φιλια και καλή επιτυχια με την νέα διακόσμηση!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic February 19, 2015 at 10:46

      Κι εγώ νομίζω ότι είμαι λίγο από όλα πŸ™‚ καλή σου μέρα!!

  • Reply Sarah @ Mocha February 19, 2015 at 11:03

    Hard to pick just one. I think I’m a combination of Creative Reader, Rustic Minimalist and Glamorous Aesthete. Such a fun post!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic February 19, 2015 at 12:35

      Yes it is so difficult to break it down to one type, I know:-) Glad you enjoyed the post!!

  • Reply Trisha February 19, 2015 at 12:29

    I think im a glamourous asthete

  • Reply Linda Starr February 19, 2015 at 12:35

    just about all of the above, depends on the room, ha

  • Reply Abi | These Four Walls blog February 19, 2015 at 13:57

    This post really made me chuckle! I think I channel all of the above, depending on my mood. I think my house would look a lot better if I picked one and stuck to it!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic February 19, 2015 at 14:20

      Thank you Abi:-) I think that would be the high level of decor perfection. But then again, let’s keep it real and lived-in, right? πŸ™‚

  • Reply Saskia I unikatessen February 19, 2015 at 14:18

    I’m all in one I guess. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Judy February 19, 2015 at 16:49

    You did not have the “chaotic Artist”……. so, the most adequate for me would be the bohemian πŸ™‚

    • Reply Igor Josifovic February 19, 2015 at 20:25

      Don’t even get me on chaotic:-))) But bohemian is fabulous!!

  • Reply Sara | a love for grey blog February 19, 2015 at 17:06

    I’m a mix between the creative reader and the eclectic artist… with a hint of talented scientist! I truly enjoyed this post. Really fun to read and inspirational.

  • Reply Kathrin Knieps-Vogelgesang February 20, 2015 at 09:58

    Lieber Igor, die Idee mit den unterschiedlichen Typen finde ich klasse! Mal sehen wo ich mich einordne! πŸ˜‰ Viele liebe Grüße, Kathrin

    • Reply Igor Josifovic February 21, 2015 at 16:19

      Danke Dir Kathrin!! Würde mich interessieren, wo Du Dich am ehesten siehst:-)

  • Reply Mary Middleton Design February 20, 2015 at 09:58

    Igor you want to see the “state” of my shelves crammed with books, pictures, boxes, tape dispensers…. no styling required as there is no space to style!!!!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic February 21, 2015 at 16:19

      Don’t go there Mary! I threw out five huge bags of clutter from my apartment these days!!!

  • Reply secretgardenhome.com February 20, 2015 at 13:38

    Hi Igor, It’s a difficult one haha it depends, which room I’d take into account. I think I might be a mix of creative reader and eclectic artist.
    Happy weekend!

  • Reply Anette February 20, 2015 at 14:09

    Tolle Zusammenstellung…gefallen mir alle gut…lg, Anette

    • Reply Igor Josifovic February 21, 2015 at 16:21

      Danke Dir Anette! Aber wer bist Du nun? πŸ™‚

  • Reply Louise - 30s Magazine February 20, 2015 at 16:42

    I’m a combo of the glamourous aesthete and the creative reader. I experience the latter as a challenge, too many books to style πŸ™ and too happy with all of them to edit it down and store them in the basement.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic February 21, 2015 at 16:21

      You are absolutely the glamorous aesthete, Louise!!!

  • Reply susan // fleurishing February 22, 2015 at 20:48

    I’m a combination of a few, but mostly…the talented scientist! I quite like that term, I must admit. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE CREATIVE... February 26, 2015 at 11:32

    I am a bit of all of them, but I would say the eclectic artist!

  • Reply Elizabeth March 19, 2015 at 18:47

    Guess I’d say I’m the rustic minimalist. I love the warm natural colors and finding creative uses for woods. Although all your pictures and designs are appealing,


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