10 Interior Design Styles Explained: What’s Your Style?

Most people know what colors they like to decorate their home with. They also may know what kind of look they like when styling their home but do they know their interior style? Probably not! I am obsessed with interior decor and I just figured out what my style is after 31 years of life! Check out the 10 most popular interior design styles below and figure out which one is yours!


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Wello hello glam beauty queen! For this style think fringe on lampshades, chandeliers with crystals, glossy furniture, velvet curtains, fresh flowers and over the top gold accesories. This style also combines vintage classic with new lux pieces. Also black and white books, framed photos of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean finish off this style perfectly.


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The word “Bohemian” comes from the French word for “gypsy,” and that makes total sense to this decor style. A free spirit style that mixes patterns, colors and takes risks is what boho is all about. Bringing the outdoors in with exposed wood, lots of plants, succulents and also mixing in faux fur with bold aztec patterns are popular with this decor style to give it a bit of a softer look.


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The traditional style is all about warm and cozy. Lots of warm colors are used like golds, bronze and greens. You will also see a lot of floral and plaid prints on curtains and pillows. Another traditional interior style staple is a couch with rolled arms.


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Clean lines and less clutter is what makes a modern home.  A clean, streamlined furniture and architecture style from the 1930s. Lots of white and neutral colors, polished surfaces, strong geometric shapes and asymmetry all make up a modern interior.



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Oh hey beach babes! This one is for you. Coastal decor uses lots of whites, beige and sand colors. Think rope, sail boats, vintage maps and trunks. Also a variety of blues and stripes are used for an added beach look. Wicker baskets and seashells make a great addition with this decor theme.

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Okay, the Magnolia couple- Chip and Joanna totally stole the hearts of all farmhouse decor lovers. Have you seen their show, Fixer Upper? Ah, they totally have this style down! Think rustic, cozy, minimal and organic with this one. Using old vinage items like old trunks, clocks and baskets are great for this style. Also lots of exposed wood in a light and airy space make a farmhouse style complete.


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Transitional style combines traditional and modern.  Furniture lines are simple yet sophisticated, featuring either straight lines or rounded profiles. Fabric is as diverse as graphic patterns on overstuffed sofas and textured chenilles on sleek wood frames.


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The decor appears worn, including all furniture pieces and accessories. The overall feel is feminine with lots of whites, pinks and pastel colors. Lace and floral curtians and patterns help to bring this theme to life. In addition, the shabby chic style is also sometimes called “vintage chic” or “country chic.”


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Think of modern without the rules. Usually a contemporary home is in a modern space but it combines other elements such as bold colors and geometric shapes. The most obvious and distinctive element of a contemporary style interior design is line. In contemporary interiors, less is more. Each piece stands out as individual and unique. Contemporary interiors feature tone-on-tone color palettes relying heavily on brown, taupe, cream and pure white.. Fabrics are focused on silk, wools and linens.

So, which interior style is your favorite? If I had to pick just one I would pick transitional but I think I’m a combination of transitional and contemporary with a splash of farm house. It’s so difficult to pick just one! Let me know which style is your favorite in the comments below.



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  1. Jenny on June 16, 2018 at 10:34 am

    I really like this article! I’m building a new home right now and I feel like I’m more of a Modern style gal. Your description in this blog definitely is true since I love the clean look plus love strong geometric shapes and asymmetry that all make up the modern look. But I also see myself as contemporary lol. I do like my one piece statement that stands out and is unique. Need to start looking for ideas!! ??

    • Scarlett on June 18, 2018 at 11:53 am

      Thanks so much!! That’s so excited about your new home! I kind of like a few styles combined as well! Currently I’m really into Modern mixed with Boho!!

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