When it comes to your home style, it can be a little overwhelming deciding what you want. Your home environment and the details you add to it, is a direct reflection of your personality. That’s why it’s important to take your time to know your home style.
This will eliminate the frustration, time and money that goes into designing and styling your home. In this Beginner’s Guide to Home Style, we will go over popular home decor styles to help you get started.
What are the most popular interior design styles?
The options are endless when it comes to interior design however, you want to make sure you familiarize yourself with the popular interior design styles before you start to purchase items, as you don’t want to design your entire house only to dislike it afterward.
Here are some of the top interior home styles today.
A modern minimalist house will have a simple and uncluttered look while still being functional. It has become increasingly popular over the years, as many have adopted the ‘less is more’ mentality and want to create a minimalist space.
It is characterized by simplicity, with clean lines and monochromatic colors. There are usually no excessive decorations; instead, the details blend harmoniously into the space.
It usually includes lots of natural light and an open floor plan with functional furniture. Many individuals choose a modern minimalist style as it encourages simplicity and calmness in the home.
The mid-century modern (MCM) style emerged in the middle of the 20th century. It has become extremely popular in the past few years. It is a timeless style that often includes abstract, organic, and geometric forms with clean lines and gentle curves.
A mid-century modern designed home have a combination of natural, man-made materials and furniture. Wood, metal, glass, and vinyl that are used together to create a unique look.
Large furniture pieces with organic shapes add character to the space. Don’t be afraid to mix pieces from different era. Think of it as a blend of the future and the past.
Mid-century modern decor also focus on functionality along with it’s simplicity. Each of these pieces have a purpose and last a long time.
Traditional Classic Style
Traditional classic style is timeless, luxurious, and homey. It is influenced by the classic and timeless shapes from the 18th and 19th centuries. Traditional classic style will also incorporate antique decor, classical artwork, pieces with history, dark woods, and jewel tones.
It is often influenced by European decor and will include elements from France and England. Other elements for a traditional classic style home are marble, crystal chandeliers, luxurious fabric like silk, velvet, and leather.
Printed patterns like plaids along with eccentric moldings, are also strong architectural elements of a traditional classic style.
To create a traditional design styled space, try matching furnishings, and focus on symmetry to ensure that everything blends well together for a harmonious look.
Transitional Design Style
The term transitional style might be a bit confusing at first, but it’s essentially a mix of modern and traditional elements. Combining two styles but making it look like a cohesive design.
With a transitional style design, you have the freedom to mix elements from different eras. This gives you more decor options and makes your space unique.
In a transitional style home, it is lightly accessorized and clean with added texture and a neutral color palette.
Traditional moldings, modern light fixtures, and decor are often found in transitional-designed homes.
Bohemian & Cozy
Bohemian style or also known as the boho aesthetic focuses more on maximalism and involves a blend of layered elements. Layered elements include warm and earthy tones, natural textures, and vintage and collected items.
This style also allows for personal touches such as a curated decor and trinket collection from your travels and experiences. These materials and furniture pieces that have been pre-loved and tell a story create a bohemian charm to your space.
All of these elements can create a warm and inviting atmosphere that resembles the boho aesthetic. This style might represent someone who is socially unconventional and artistic with a relaxed spirit.
Bold & Eclectic
Bold and eclectic-styled homes hold a lot of personalities, from a mix of different styles, colors and textures that fit together to create a space full of character. Eclectic decor includes a mix of different prints, various textures, a combination of vintage and modern furniture and accents.
Bold and eclectic homes can also incorporate two different design styles like mixing a Scandinavian coffee table and a modern TV console. With this combination, you need to create balance with the different elements and fun colors, otherwise, it can look overwhelming.
To start small, you can build a gallery wall and play around with different colors, frames, and sizes.
Which style do you prefer?
Now that you have a rundown of some of the most popular home styles, which one do you prefer? Let me know in the comments below!