Defining Your Home Style: Look At Your Wardrobe

Are you classic and traditional? Is your style vibe modern or are you vintage all the way? What if you find yourself with a whole range of styles, how do you narrow it down? If you're having trouble deciding what style you are, open the door to the answer!

The closet door that is!

Even if you don't consider yourself a style maven, your wardrobe will still hold the clue to what you like, what you'd feel most comfortable living in, even what colors best describe your personality. Not just the everyday stuff, but also the stuff you chose for grand occasions. Pay special attention to that pile of stuff (we know you have one!) that's accumulated on your bedroom chair. Sure, you may like red, you may even own a lot of red but if find yourself actually wearing white or camel or navy, take it as a sign to yourself that it's probably best to indulge your love of red for your accent color rather than deciding it's what you want to cover your living room couch in. Do you live in jeans and t-shirts but find yourself drawn to quirky shoes and wild socks? Make your big pieces classic and neutral and mix it up with lamps, pillows and knick knacks. Are your jeans classic Levi's, well-worn and faded, or is your favorite pair a cutting edge style in Japanese denim, kept dark by freezing and occasional trips to the dry cleaner? That'll give you a clue as to whether you should skew comfortable but slightly traditional or classic with a modern twist.

Check out these tours and see how the closets of some of our house tour participants translate into their home style! For tips specifically geared to working with color, check out Maxwell's videos and get on board the color cure! (And notice how Maxwell's own wardrobe style is reflected in his home!).

Image: Bethany Nauert from Rodelle's Tiny Vintage Studio