What is your interior design style? It’s one of the first questions that we ask clients to help determine the direction of a project. And today we’re asking you! But don’t worry, even if you’re not exactly sure where your taste falls, we’re here to help you learn about the most popular design styles – and discover your own!
There are many different popular interior design styles, ranging from modern to traditional, to lesser-known styles like boho or glam. And while we are highlighting 14 of the most common home interior design styles, this is not meant to be the end-all-be-all list. Styles are constantly changing and evolving, and many if not most people can be a combo of several different styles. So today, it’s a crash course in home decor styles, as we share the fundamental principles and help guide you towards your ideal interior style!
A List Of ALL THE STYLES
4. ORGANIC MODERN
6. MODERN FARMHOUSE
11. MID-CENTURY MODERN
Many people associate modern style with being cold, stark, and sterile. But in reality, modern style is very much rooted in breaking elements down to their most simple and fundamental, with a focus on clean lines. You won’t find anything in this style with extra embellishments, and typically the style has a more neutral color palette with the occasional pop of color.
Check out all our favorite modern products here.
Traditional is one of the oldest and most common design styles. The traditional style is rooted in heritage and traditional shapes and forms. You will often find pieces that have not changed at all since they were first created hundreds of years ago. It is all about conscious layering, formality, and incorporating pieces with structure and symmetry.
See our take on traditional style here.
Bohemian style (AKA as Boho), has become very popular in the last few years, although its roots date back much further than that. Boho style is all about pulling together natural and organic elements into a very layered and collected look. You’ll find lots of cane, rattan, bamboo, patterns, and textiles in this style mixed with bright and saturated colors. It’s exotic, it’s playful and it’s very layered.
See Bobby’s Modern Boho design here.
Organic modern is neutral, inviting, and polished yet casual. It relates to modern in its clean aesthetic and color palette but this style is all about layering neutral textiles and textures to create interest rather than introducing additional color. In this style, you’ll find lots of light-toned woods and relaxed textiles mixed with iconic lighting done in black, brass, and chrome.
Check out this project to see how Bobby incorporated organic modern.
For all intents and purposes, this could be called the slightly more refined cousin of Boho. It has a lot of similarities as far as the collected nature, the color combos, and the curated aesthetic. However, the pieces are less organic and more styled. Eclectic rooms could be filled with iconic pieces from just about every style, and when done right it all works together.
See a cozy take on eclectic style here.
This style has become very mainstream and quite popular in the last 5 years. The style uses a lot of found and salvaged objects – but pulled together in a more modern and refined way. Rather than being too rustic and farmhouse-esque, it is more inspired by the latter. You’ll see plaids, blues, greens, and lots of white and black used in this style. It is very inviting and comfortable and has a slight tinge of traditional in it without being too formal. Think rustic yet refined.
See how Bobby created a modern farmhouse makeover here.
This style is filled with luxe textiles like leather, suede and velvet, and jewel-toned colors. It’s very high-end and polished and employs all the very finest of finishes. In this style, you’ll see a lot of minimal yet impactful touches that give it that posh and elevated look without having to add on too much of the extra detail and fill that you might find in a “Hollywood Regency” style.
Click here for Bobby’s take on a modern glam.
Unlike modern farmhouse, country is the more traditional and classic take on the farmhouse look. It’s rooted in simple materials that have been used for decades, from rustic wood to plaid, gingham, and stripes, to simple spindle back furniture. And elements like vintage signage, barn lighting, or reclaimed wood can also make their way into country interiors.
Check out our product picks to bring country style home here.
Just as the name states – the origins of this style lean more factory-esque and machine. It can definitely feel a bit more masculine than the other styles as it uses a lot of metal, rustic wood, and leather. However, the softness comes through its neutral color palette and the use of found objects which instantly can give the room some soul and character.
Learn more about industrial style, and bring the look home here.
The name inherently gives you a sense of what the style entails. It’s all about the casual beachy atmosphere that you’ll find in many of the homes on the coast. The style is all about bringing the natural elements of the coast inside your home. There are a lot of white-washed woods, blue tones, and plenty of white to help all that beachy sunshine bounce around the room.
See how to add coastal style to your home here.
With cues coming heavily from the ’50s and ’60s this style has become one of the most common and relatable styles for many people. The pieces designed during this period have stood the test of time and still remain fresh, modern, and relevant. The lines on many mid-century pieces are simple, clean, and minimal and are made out of warm woods with purposeful details and styling.
Check out Bobby’s Modern Mid-Century project here.
A style that has similar cues to modern – minimalist, has very clean lines and simple shapes, however, this style lives by the mantra “less is more”. Everything in a minimalist space must serve a purpose, and you won’t find too many extra objects or layers.
Check out a warm minimalist design here.
Consider transitional the meeting point between traditional and modern. You will typically see a number of more traditional elements (Like crown molding, wall paneling, or classic rugs) paired with modern furniture, art, or lighting to create a look that straddles the past, present, and future.
See how Bobby created a traditional home with lots of modern touches here.
Hailing from its namesake corner of the world, Scandinavian design is very much nordic in its roots. It has some similarities to organic modern but reads a bit more simplistic and minimal in its approach. When colors are used, it’s a very soft color palette of pastels balanced out with light-toned woods and lots of whites, creams, and tans. It is inviting, simple, and clean yet very warm and relaxed in its styling.
See how we interpreted Scandinavian style in this home.
And A few other STYLES…
These styles are less common, but your taste may fall into one these categories as well!