How To Choose A Decor Style For Your Home

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Whether you are buying a new home or simply refurbishing your dated abode, choosing a decor style for your home is crucial.

Think of your house as one large metaphorical jigsaw puzzle. If the pieces are the same and fit well together, the overall finished picture will be appealing. Even if the smaller piece of the jigsaw puzzle are stunning, when put together, they will look messy and disconnected from each other. A decor theme is a fantastic way to ensure that all the rooms in your home are cohesive.

So how exactly do you choose a decor style? Follow our easy steps and you will be well on the way to deciding the perfect decor theme for your home!

Consider Your Home’s Location

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Your home’s location is the first thing you should consider when deciding on your decor’s theme. The location of some buildings or apartments lend themselves perfectly to certain decor styles. For example, a home in the country would look fantastic decorated in a country, shabby chic or traditional style. On the other hand, inter-city homes lend themselves to modern and industrial decor types.

Your town or city itself may have an air or culture that could inspire the style of your home. For example, San Francisco homes would fit right in if they were decorated in eclectic or bohemian styles. Whereas, homes in Florida or California would suit a beach style decor.

Compliment The Architecture

It may sound obvious, but the architecture of your home is the one thing that you cannot change. Consider your homes architecture as the skeletal form of your decor style, build on what you have and compliment the best features of your homes’ structure.

For example, if your home is a brick colonial home, you would want to avoid any incredibly modern decor themes such as Scandinavian minimalism. Instead, compliment those curved elegant windows and old fire places with a more upmarket, classic decor style.

Another factor to consider is the type of building your home is. Loft apartments lend themselves perfectly to industrial decor styles, whereas larger houses should be decorated in a less clinical way.

Consider Your Lifestyle


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They say that home is where the heart is. Keeping this in mind, it’s important to decorate your home in a style that represents you and your families lifestyle. If you are free-spirited travelers, don’t feel like you have to decorate your home in a traditional style purely because of it’s location! Make your home a reflection of who lives in it! After all, it’s you that will spend the majority of your time there!

Upkeep Is Key

Are you too clumsy to decorate your home in delicate vintage goods? Will you really clean that all-white, minimalist home every week? Take the amount of upkeep into consideration and remember that some decor styles are timeless and some are fleeting in fashion.

Sum Up The Costs

You may want a Marie Antoinette classic French style abode, but will your wallet allow it? Before you make any purchases, research how much the furniture, flooring lighting and other necessities will cost before you jump in!

Decor Style Thought Starters

Still looking for food for thought? Here are some decor styles you may consider and our favorite Banarsi picks!



Great for:

  • Those who like to buy lots of different decor places.
  • Apartments or houses.
  • Those who don’t want to spend too much money or want to buy second hand goods.
  • Quirky architectural styles.
  • Those who like to incorporate lots of colors and patterns.

Our picks:


Exotic oriental table runner, spring garden floral pillow cover, saree border placemats




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Great for:

  • Small apartments.
  • Those who like to be clean and tidy.
  • Inter-city living.
  • Those who like the latest decor trends.
  • Modern architectural styles.

Our picks:

Solid geometric pillow cover, sophisticated two tone placemats



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Great for:

  • Those who wish for something that won’t go out of trend.
  • Those who like neutral decor.
  • Any geographical area.
  • Any architectural style

Our Picks:


Shimmering spiral hand embroidered place mats, hand embroidered 7 piece duvet cover set

Cottage Style/ Shabby Chic

Great for:

  • Small homes or cottages.
  • Older homes, or homes with thatched roofs.
  • Homes in the country.
  • Those who like a homely feel

Our picks:


Jacquard floral table runner, Jacquard paisley table runner, damask throw pillow cover

Which home decor style has caught your attention?

Rachel Holliday

Interior design and fashion contributor at Banarsi Designs. Writer and Aussie-based fashion and personal style blogger at