For me, style is all about creating a desired mood and ambience with objects that we own
because they have some measure of personal significance in our lives. The way you decorate
your home is a strong expression of your individuality and can have a great in influence on how
you feel living your life.
It is important that your living space reflects your personality but also works in a practical way
that meshes with your lifestyle. What type of lifestyle do you lead? How does it reflect in the way you live?
Look around your home like it is the first time you’ve ever seen it and ask yourself:
What sections do you feel most comfortable in?
Are there places that don’t feel quite right?
What colours do you gravitate more towards?
Which pieces do you feel attracted to and why?
Now for the fun part!
• Buy some interior design and decorating magazines
• Flick through them and cut out things that you feel drawn to (don’t think too much
• Compile all the cuttings that have appealed to you i.e. furniture, finishes, colours,
• Create a collage by combining all of these images until you finish with something that
works well with expressing what you like.
The result? An end product that is an accurate reflection of your personal style preferences
through the colours and images you have chosen.
We’re bringing you one interior styling tip a day for 10 days from Martina Hrubes of Ruby In Design.