How To Choose Your Interior Design Style

Decorating your home is a satisfying experience. Once complete, you will have a space that reflects the person you are, memories of places you’ve been, your heritage and the items you so dearly love.

Finding the design style that mimics your personality may be the most difficult aspect of the whole decorating project. Below are some of the most popular interior design styles of today. Which style fits you the best?


The Traditional style uses classic furniture pieces, symmetrical arrangements, and rich color schemes. The look is timeless and never goes out of style. id sroka design

Photo credit: Sroka Designs


Transitional decorating is a blend of contemporary and traditional decorating styles. Balance is key to making transitional design a success. For each contemporary piece in the room, it’s traditional counterpart must be introduced. id holly bender

Photo credit: Holly Bender 


The Contemporary style is often defined by clean lines with a casual atmosphere, open spaces, neutral colors, and elements and materials inspired by glynis wood Photo credit: Glynis Wood Interiors


An Eclectic designed room combines elements or styles from different time periods and different origins within a single project. The key to successfully decorating an Eclectic styled room is to use high quality furnishings; only the best-of-the-best will do. id houzz

Photo credit: Houzz


The Coastal-inspired design style is not one particular style. A recurring theme in coastal design is a color scheme inspired by colors found along the beach. Colors found in sand, rocks, drift wood, shells and the varying blues found in the ocean make for an incredibly beautiful palette. id coastal living

Photo credit: Coastal Living


The Art Deco style represents luxury, glamour and exuberance. Art Deco is defined by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation. id h c interiors

Photo credit: HC Interiors


The Scandinavian design style combines minimalism and simplicity. The furnishings are simple with functional shapes, light-colored woods and simplistic decor. id mikel irastoza

Photo credit: Mikel Irastoza


Country French is defined as rustic elegance. Old world charm and a casual traditional feel is the essence of Country French designs of Provence. id keifner

Photo credit: Keifner


The term Vintage was hijacked by the design industry to reflect a design style of retro, mid-century or antique decor. Vintage is anything originating in a previous era, seemingly old and timeless. id coop 15 architecture

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 “Design is coming to grips with one’s real lifestyle, one’s real place in the world. Rooms should not be put together for show but to nourish one’s well being.” – Albert Hadley
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