Moving into a new home – whether it is a large house or a small apartment – gives you the chance to start from scratch when it comes to home decor and you have a blank canvas of sorts that you can work with to give your new home the look you really want. But of all the different decor styles out there which should you choose? Here are some basic tips to help you decide:

Decorate According to Your Personality: Your home should be a reflection of your personality especially since if it is not it will be hard to ever make the place really feel like a home rather than just a house. For most people there is a certain decor style that really suits their personality. The romantic soul might be drawn to the idea of a delicate, pastel colored shabby chic style while a more practical person might prefer a sparser, more contemporary style.

Seek Out Inspiration: There are a lot of places you can look to find inspiration that can help you choose the decor style that is best for you. Glossy magazines like Better Homes and Gardens, the shows on cable television that are devoted to home decor and even your friends and family members homes can all serve as great places to get home decorating ideas from.

Decorate According to Your Lifestyle: If you are a very busy person who is rarely ever home then opting for a complicated decor style that will require a lot maintenance (a lot of glass or tile that will need constant cleaning for instance) is probably not the best idea.

In the end the way you decorate your home is a very personal decision but the one great thing that it is well worth remembering is that whatever style you choose one thing is always going to be true – it is not hard to make a change if you decide that your surroundings just do not work for you anymore!