I must say though my tastes change from episode to episode, I am generally quite traditional and would most times go for a home with character and opt for furniture that reflects this. I imagine a large country kitchen with a belfast sink and a huge oak table at the centre to seat the whole family. A roaring fire or wood burner surrounded by big comfy sofas and cushions - minus the floral patterns though, soft furnishings I like to be more modern and reflective of current trends.
However.....I do find myself being drawn to contemporary clean lines and minimal living at times but I think this is often a reflection of my moods and personal circumstances. I have a tendency to get quite anxious if I feel things are getting too much or there is a lot going on at the same time, therefore my desire to create a minimal and clean environment reflects my desire to clear the 'clutter' from around me, and times when I am feeling content and in control are times a warm cosy home is my ideal place to be. One thing I love is the ease with which you can change a room by simply changing a colour scheme, using different fabrics and designs, a bedroom can be transformed by new bedding and curtains along with matching lampshades and cushions from online stores such as Julian Charles, simple but effective if you want a change but have a small budget. I am a fan of plain, neutral walls and adding a colour accent I can change as trends change, my current being pale yellows, greys and greens which gives a real feel of spring...which is hopefully just around the corner!
We desperately need to move to a bigger house now we are a family of four as we are bursting at the seams with toys, gadgets and day to day items we need. This means storage is a huge part of our decor and furnishings, everything we buy must double up as effective storage too, so this can be quite restrictive in styles we would buy - storage over personal preference!
I live for the day we can afford a bigger house and I can truly put my style in there over storage solutions, I would imagine it would come out somewhere between traditional character and modern style, but whatever your style and choice as long as it feels like home it is right for you.
This is a collaborative post with Julian Charles who have created this fab ebook looking at different styles we can create in our homes, take a look here