An Easy Way to Figure Out Your Interior Design Needs

This is something I learned years ago and it really does work!  Once you discover how effective this is, you have to be brave to continue on.  First get an empty paper towel roll.

paper towel roll

Next, walk around your house and stop at different spaces and look through your paper towel roll.  Sometimes you really don’t realize how well you are doing and how well you are not doing when it comes to decorating your home.  You need tunnel vision.  You need to be able to look at every aspect of your home. For instance, does this look alright to you?


This is a hall where coats are hung and mittens and scarves are put away inside these handy baskets.  Not a bad idea but look at those picture hooks still on the wall where past picture frames where hung.  How much better would it be if this was taken down?

desk area

What about this desk area? Sure, it’s neat and tidy but is it aesthetically pleasing?  This is somebody’s home!  Perhaps a better chair and some colourful prints on the wall?


This mantel piece décor is looking pretty good but if it was yours could you make it more personal to you?  Find things you absolutely love that mean something to you like a favourite poem or some books or some gorgeous flowers.


Here is something more personal.  A photo of a child, some special books and a pretty vase.



This bookcase has beautiful books pushed fairly forward and some personal items as well.  What do you think?  I know hard to have an opinion of somebody else’s interior design taste.  Interior Design is all about your taste.  Your home!  What is meaningful to you?  What do you find pleasure in?  The paper towel roll helps you to realize what is lacking, what needs tidying up etc.  You don’t need to spend a lot of money.  You just need to figure out your own taste and have fun with it!  For help on discovering your interior design style click here.



4 thoughts on “An Easy Way to Figure Out Your Interior Design Needs

  1. I like the idea of walking around while looking through an empty paper towel roll. Unfortunately, if I was to do if for the purpose of figuring out if something needs redecorating, I would need to redecorate my entire place hehe. Love the post! I always learn new and interesting things from your posts. 🙂

  2. Pingback: What do your Interiors say about you? | Home and Spirit

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