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If you're into homes and interiors,there's a temptation to define what your style is. Whether it's boho, glam, eclectic or country, there's a load of terminology out there and it can be hard to know which 'box' you fit into.
Of course, you'll never fit neatly into a box... and why would you want to? But, having some idea of what your interior design style is can help to refine your choices when you're decorating. It can make your options appear clearer, and it can provide you with a common thread to pull upon while you're shopping for key pieces. And if nothing else, it's a bit of fun - right!?
Here are some of the best quizzes I've found on the internet for helping to decide what your interior design style is...
Abigail Ahern's 'Sussing out your style' quiz
Abigail Ahern is someone you'll see talked about a lot in the interior design world, and that's because she has a bold approach to dark, inky colours. Her quiz is really useful, regardless of what you think of dark interiors! I like how short and succinct the quiz is, but most of all, I like that you're simply encouraged to simply select the image you’re most drawn to. It’s a well-considered quiz, and I can confirm that after five tries of this quiz over a period of a few months, I keep getting the same answer. Reliable, hey?
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Lonny's 'My style finder' quiz
The adverts were kind of annoying, but I was grateful not to need to enter an email address at the end. Phew! (In fact, none of these quizzes require an email address. Unfortunately, some of the best quizzes did ask for it and for that reason lost out!). So, the quiz itself? It was pretty good. I felt the results I saw at the end were pretty close to what I'd have said for myself, and I like how many questions there were. 15 felt enough, but I would have preferred a few more options within each question as I'm not sure it caters for every style (a huge task, I suppose!). It’s worth a go if you’ve five minutes to spare.
Apartment Therapy's 'Trust your taste' quiz
Finally, Apartment Therapy’s quiz is a bit weird – it took me a while to figure out how to use it, but that’s just because I jumped straight in without reading the instructions... oops! But, it is quite on-the-mark. Basically, you just need to give it your full attention for a few minutes, selecting one of the four images you’re presented with. You’re supposed to trust your gut and not overthink it. Then, after recording your most selected letters (I chose mostly C’s and D’s), you scroll down to see what that reveals. I found the descriptions for Cs (‘Eclectic Collectors’) and Ds (‘Classic Glam’) really accurate, and a reflection of the results I'd received on the two quizzes above.
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Where else can you look?
Of course, quizzes aside, there are lots of other (possibly more reliable ways!) to figure out what your interior design style is. In fact, how about looking away from interior blogs and magazines. I know… bonkers right!? The truth is, those kinds of mediums are only showing you a very concentrated version of trends or ideas. Sometimes, it's more useful to actually go out into the real world and see, touch, smell, photograph the things you’re drawn to. Visit towns, cities, museums and art galleries. Pop into shops, cafes and pubs, and go for long walks in lots of different environments. See what you find yourself drawn to time and time again, and perhaps keep a little journal about what you’re liking and why.
Do you have any interior style quizzes you enjoyed taking? Or any tips on identifying your interior style? Please let me know in the comments below.
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