From glitzy and opulent, to pared-back and sleek, to grungy and lived-in, we all want something different when it comes to the environment we live in and our approach to decorating it.

Everyone wants their home to be comfortable and reflect who they are. If you’re looking to refresh your interiors but unsure which direction to go in style wise, answer these ten questions to find out what look suits your personality best.

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1. Which city would you most like to live in?

A. London.

B. Paris.

C. Tuscany.

D. New York.

E. Brazil.

2. For a costume party you would dress up as:

A. A mime.

B. Marilyn Monroe.

C. A cowgirl or cowboy.

D. Where’s Wally.

E. A hippie.

3. What colours are most prominent in your wardrobe?

A. Black, black and more black.

B. Pink and gold – Anything sparkly or girly really!

C. Red and other earthy tones.

D. Black, grey and white.

E. Calming blues and greens.

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4. Your artwork of choice for your living room would be:

A. A minimalist print.

B. A super glam self-portrait.

C. A hand-painted landscape.

D. An abstract iron sculpture.

E. A shaggy woven yarn wall hanging.

5. You never leave the house without:

A. Your smartphone.

B. Your hair and makeup done.

C. An umbrella and scarf.

D. Your glasses.

E. Food scraps to pop in the compost bin.

6. On pay day you:

A. Put it towards the new ultra thin smart TV you have your eye on.

B. Head straight to the shops.

C. Save your money for a rainy day.

D. Shout your mates a night at the pub.

E. Buy a hammock.

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7. Your dream kitchen benchtop finish is:

A. Engineered stone or stainless steel.

B. Calacatta marble.

C. A warm and solid timber butchers block.

D. Custom designed concrete.

E. Colourful Moroccan style patterned tiles.

8. You want your home to feel:

A. Clean, contemporary and sleek.

B. Impressive, rich and stylish.

C. Welcoming, cosy and lived-in.

D. Cool, edgy and slightly grungy.

E. Effortlessly chic and inviting.

9. Your closest friends would describe you as:

A. Practical, smart and a perfectionist.

B. Beautiful and sassy.

C. Kind-hearted and an old soul.

D. Artistic, witty and quirky.

E. Laid-back, down to earth and fun.

10. The words you live by are:

A. Less is more.

B. Treat yo self.

C. Home is where the heart is.

D. You only live once.

E. C’est la vie.

And your interior design style match is…

You chose- mostly A: Modern

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You like everything to serve a purpose and to be in its rightful place. Simplicity is key in all aspects of your organised life, so clutter free streamlined surfaces are your goal at home.

Neutral colour palettes are your preference and you love the clean crisp lines of steel, glass and timber. If you do want to add a pop of colour to your modern interior, stick to one or two primary coloured accessories for simplicity’s sake.

Other styles you’ll like: Minimalist, Scandinavian and mid-century modern.

You chose- mostly B: Hollywood glam

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Dramatic and decadent is your home décor M.O. You enjoy making a statement and wowing people when it comes to your design choices. An outdoor kitchen, butler’s pantry, indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi are all on your home luxury upgrade wish list.

The more the merrier when it comes to blingy chandeliers, mirrors, plush textiles (think faux fur and velvet), bold colour palettes and deluxe finishes. Your home is your castle after all, so only the very best will do!

Other styles you’ll like: Hamptons, French provincial, Parisian, Victorian and Art Deco.

You chose- mostly C: Country

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A pretty style where comfort and charm are king, country lovers crave a quaint cosy cottage feel at home. Shades of blue, yellow, beige and green lend themselves well to creating a tranquil country feel.

Think plush simple floral print armchairs, chesterfield lounges, antique furniture and dramatic drapery for living areas. Accessorise with classic candle holders, handmade quilts, china and crystal vases of fresh cut flowers.

Other styles you’ll like: Farmhouse, traditional and French country.

You chose- mostly D: Industrial

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You love the feel of pared back interiors and materials in their most raw and textural form. You dream of polished concrete floors and exposed brickwork, beams and ductwork in a converted warehouse to call your own.

Achieve an industrial vibe in your décor with oversized metal pendant lights, Edison light bulbs, open shelving, slightly shabby or raw reclaimed timber furnishings, and stripped back metal (i.e. brass, copper and steel) fixtures.

Other styles you’ll like: Retro and rustic.

You chose- mostly E: Boho

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Creating a cosy, lived-in and personalised atmosphere is your prerogative when it comes to your homes interior. You don’t shy away from vibrant colours and bold patterns, which is a great way to inject personality into boho inspired rooms.

Get the boho chic look by layering on different textures such as cowhide and sheepskin floor rugs, woolly pom pom cushions, linen upholstery and natural textiles. Other ways to up the boho ante include colourful Moroccan floor cushions, macramé wall hangings or dreamcatchers, lots of greenery, quirky artwork and trinkets, and loads of wicker furniture.

Other styles you’ll like: Shabby-chic, vintage and eclectic.

Happy decorating!

Author

Larissa Gardner
Larissa Gardner is the Marketing Manager at arguably Australia’s best looking real estate website homely.com.au. With a superb devotion to product innovation, user-centred design and innovative marketing platforms for real estate agents, homely.com.au helps millions of Australians find their next home.

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