You don’t have to have a design degree to find the “right” look for your house.
In fact, there is no right look anymore. Instead, ask yourself what you love, what makes you feel at home, and what works for your lifestyle.
Furniture Style Guide
It’s certainly true that there are many types of décor out there, including contemporary
, Art Deco
, and mid-century modern
If you live in a New York City penthouse, a contemporary look would be stunning, while a 1970s-built ranch would look great with mid-century modern design.
But the truth is that you don’t need to feel pigeon-holed into any one design style just because of the exterior of your home. Contemporary furniture can be used to great effect in older homes and antiques can add charm to new homes.
Follow Your Instincts
Yes, you could hire a decorator from a local furniture store and end up with a home where everything matches and goes together.
The new rule of design is to follow your heart. Yes, you can make an antique dining room table work with modern chairs. Yes, you can paint the walls green if that’s the color you love. Yes, you can choose that zebra print rug if it makes you smile.
If you choose pieces you love, your home will have character and reflect your personality. It will look more authentic and organic and, even more importantly, will be a place where you feel comfortable living your life.
There is one design rule that everyone does agree on: Clutter doesn’t complement any décor style. If your house is running out of room, consider using self storage to free up some space. At StorageMart, you can rent a unit as small as a closet or as big as a garage. You can also opt for a climate-controlled unit if you’ll be storing antiques, collectibles, or electronics.
The best part? There is no contract or commitment. All units can be rented on a month-to-month basis. Need more info? Check out our storage unit guide
or rent a unit online
A clean and uncluttered home is always the first step toward finding your style!