Types of Interior Design Styles

Interior Design Styles

Types of Interior Design Styles

 

Traditional and Transitional Styles

Traditional design offers a timeless appeal, think rich fabrics, warm woods and classic furniture with intricate details. This style pairs beautifully with symmetrical layouts and architectural elements like crown mouldings and wainscoting. 

Traditional interior design style

Transitional adds a more modern twist, seamlessly blending traditional elements with contemporary touches to create a sophisticated and balanced space. Use this style to incorporate statement pieces alongside timeless furniture.  It is a good option for those who want a timeless look with a modern twist.

  Transitional interior design style

Contemporary

This style is all about clean lines, sleek aesthetics and functionality. It features neutral colour palettes, uncluttered spaces and furniture with sharp lines.The difference between contemporary and minimalist is that the former allows for a touch more personality with pops of colour or statement art pieces.
Contemporary interior design style 
 

Minimalist Interior Design

Minimalist interior design is a popular style that focuses on simplicity, clean lines and functionality. The aim of this design style is to create a sense of calm and peace by using a limited number of elements and focusing on the bare essential details. It uses a limited colour palette of neutral colours such as white, black, grey and beige which creates a sense of spaciousness and calm. It also uses natural materials like wood, stone and wool to add warmth and texture to the space, while also reflecting the connection to nature. Natural light is preferred, therefore, it is important to incorporate large windows and skylights. Artificial lighting is strategically used.

minimalist interior design 

Mid-century Modern

This style is inspired by the design of the 1950s Think organic shapes, bold colours and iconic furniture pieces like Eames chairs and Saarinen tulips. This style is all about functionality and a playful touch.

 

Rustic

For a more down to earth feel, rustic design is a good choice. This style embraces natural materials like wood and stone, creating a cosy and inviting atmosphere. It often features exposed beams, woven textures and warm earthy tones.

Rustic interior design style
 

Eclectic/Maximalism Decor

Don't want to be confined to a single style? Eclectic design\maximalist home decor is your answer! This style celebrates individuality and encourages you to mix and match different aesthetics to create a space that is personal and uniquely you. It allows you to express your individuality through bold patterns, vintage finds, upcycling and unexpected combinations to express your personality.

Eclectic interior design style

  

Bohemian

This style exudes a relaxed and free-spirited vibe. Think flowy fabrics, global inspired textiles and an abundance of plants. This style is all about creating a comfortable and inviting space that reflects your wanderlust and artistic spirit.

Bohemian Style Interior Design

Coastal

This style brings the beachy feel indoors with light and airy colours, natural textures like linen, seagrass and nautical elements.

Coastal interior design style

French Country

This style is romantic and charming, featuring soft colours, floral patterns and vintage furniture.
French Country interior design style

 

Industrial

This style is inspired by old factories and warehouses. It features exposed brick, metal accents and vintage industrial furniture.

Industrial interior design style 

Scandinavian Interior Design

Scandinavian interior design, also known as Nordic design, is a popular style that originated in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. It is known for its simplicity, functionality and use of light and natural materials. It often features white walls, light wood furniture and clean lines. Scandinavian design is a versatile style that can be adapted to any space. It is a good choice for those who want to create a home that is both stylish and functional.

Scandinavian interior design style 

Japandi

This style is a blend of Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics. It emphasises minimalism, natural materials and functionality.

Japandi interior design style

Art Deco Interior Design

Art Deco interior design is a luxurious and glamorous style that emerged in the 1920s and 1930s. It incorporates geometric shapes such as chevrons, zigzags, sunbursts, and trapezoids, bold colours palettes that are often bold and contrasting, featuring blacks, whites, golds, silvers and jewel tones like emerald, sapphire, and ruby, luxurious materials such as marble, chrome, glass, brass and exotic woods like ebony and rosewood, symmetrical layouts, which contribute to the feeling of order and sophistication and mirrors as they help to reflect light and create a sense of spaciousness.

Art Deco interior design style 

Farmhouse Design

This style is inspired by traditional farmhouses. It features rustic elements like shiplap walls, exposed beams and vintage furniture. Modern farmhouse design on the other hand is a popular blend of traditional farmhouse aesthetics with contemporary elements resulting in a warm, inviting and stylish space. It captures the essence of a cosy countryside retreat while incorporating modern touches for functionality and a clean aesthetic.

Farmhouse interior design style 

Hollywood Regency

This style is all about glamour and luxury. It features bold colours, metallic accents and Art Deco-inspired furniture.

Hollywood Regency interior design style

Southwestern

This style is inspired by the American Southwest. It features warm colours, natural textures like terracotta and leather and Native American inspired patterns.
southwestern interior design style 

Mediterranean

This style is inspired by the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It features warm colours, terracotta tiles and wrought iron accents.

Mediterranean interior design style

 

 

Happy decorating! x

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