Explore our “What I Like” Quiz

Are you ready for a new look for your home but not sure what direction to take? Or maybe you like a lot of different styles but can’t narrow down your choices. You might want to take a few minutes to try out our What I Like Quiz.

Created by our design and decorating experts, this interactive quiz consists of ten questions that ask you to choose your favorites from photos of various rooms and accessories. In a few minutes you will learn more about your home decor preferences. Every style has its own appeal, so there are no wrong answers.

Are you drawn to modern furniture? You may prefer the Urban Chic style. Accessories are minimized and furnishings have clean lines and an almost industrial feel. You may want your home to reflect the style of a city loft or include some Art Deco elements. Check out our style description for more insights.

Maybe you like a more traditional, formal approach. Consider the Stately Elegance style. Classic lines and a focus on refined luxury work together to create a look that is timeless and tasteful. You are drawn to the furnishings and accessories of the past, with rich colors and warm wood tones.

Would you like your home to echo a European heritage? Do you love Mediterranean furniture with distressed wood? If you prefer brocades and tapestries and want your home to reflect a warm casual elegance, then the Italian Impressions style may be for you.

Are you in love with the ocean? If you want your home to feel like you’re living on the beach, you may want to take a look at the Seaside Simplicity style, born in New England, where weathered homes stayed simple and airy. Outdoor and indoor spaces mesh, with porches and patios part of the total home. Whites and sun-washed colors make up the color palette.

If your secret dream is a home in the woods and you are drawn to anything that resembles natural elements, you may be connected to the Rustic Reflections style. Linked to the Arts and Crafts movement, you have a desire to bring the outdoors inside with organic materials. Natural stone, turned wood bowls and pottery join various unique handmade finds to build the accessories for your home.

Take a few minutes and check out the quiz, available on our website at http://www.arizonawholesalesupply.com/designcenter/whatilike.aspx. Let us help you determine which style, or combination of styles, appeals to you the most. And then come in for a visit and let our designers help you make your style dreams come true.

The Importance of Scale and Proportion

This picture illustrates the importance of scale in decorating. Choosing the right size can be as important as form and color.  Using something that is too small for a space can make the object feel even smaller. Choosing something too large can diminish the other elements in the room.

 

In this living room, the mirror is too small for above the fireplace. Hanging a very small mirror or art work above the fireplace diminishes the importance of the area above the mantel, and the overall feeling over the fireplace.  Selecting a mirror that is closer in size to the width of the mantel would better fit the space above the fireplace and create balanced proportions.

 

In classic architecture there are rules for proportions that involve percentages and fractions that create a perfect whole. In decorating there are similar rules about scale and proportion for maximizing space.  Keeping scale in balance throughout the room and home will give your décor a more polished look.

 

Scale and proportion can be something like the size of a mirror above the fireplace or the size of an area rug or runner. Using a too small rug can make it seem like it is floating in a seating area instead of grounding the space.

 

Scale can help different objects create harmony in a space. If one object, like a sectional, dominates the space, a large pattern on the curtains or rugs can create balance. Keeping scale and proportion in mind can help you create a beautifully balanced room.