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Get To Know 12 Of The Most Popular Interior Design Styles

In the fashion industry, trends come and go, but true style is forever. It is possible to argue the same for interior design styles, which never genuinely date but rather move in cycles.

Understanding all the different interior design styles available to you means you are perfectly prepared to mix and match them and create a truly personalized house that feels unique and special.

Art Deco Design Style

This decorative art movement was originated in France during the 1910s. Deco promotes manufactured materials such as glass, plastic, and steel, contrasted with natural materials (jade, silver, and ivory), prioritizing elaborate, decorative, abstract design and geometric forms.

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With the signature playful, elegant, and expensive-looking style being matched everywhere, Art Deco design was the ultimate representation of modernity during its time. Still treasured today, the Deco aesthetic can be enjoyed in many early 20th century homes and buildings.

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Bohemian Style

Known as the free-wheeling, relaxed kid of the interiors world, bohemian homes reject to follow a set of design rules. Instead, they will feature a range of textures, materials, and finishes to a unique effect. The interior design style mixes vintage furniture, cushions, light fittings, and rugs with colorful decorative items sourced from all corners of the globe.

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Bohemian style is known for mixing styles, cultures, and eras. There is usually a strong sense of eclecticism going through bohemian homes. Old pairs with new, opulent pieces reside next to flea market finds, and there is no strict color scheme.

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Coastal or Hamptons

Coastal style is categorized by laid-back interiors, free-smooth living areas. While Hamptons is a more specific style under the coastal banner, both take cues from the surrounding environment.

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Coastal aesthetics can range from the more luxurious and traditional Hamptons look to a more Spanish-inflected coastal vibe. Usually, these two styles embrace natural fibers like linen and cotton, wicker furniture and light, tropical greenery, and seaside-inspired homewares.

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Contemporary or modern

Think of contemporary homes as current in every sense of the word. They usually embrace popular interior design trends and combine a variety of styles.

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The contemporary look is a neutral color palette, with rounded, sculptural homewares and furniture taking center stage.

Country cottage or French provincial

The country cottage is a close cousin of French provincial. While cottage style usually takes its inspiration from the picturesque houses found in the English countryside, French Provincial is influenced by the style of the French provinces outside of the main cities.

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They are signified by earthy tones, timber, stonework, brick, fresh-cut flowers, and cozy textures. Both styles lean deeply into the farmhouse aesthetic. Expect to see vintage or rustic furniture, floral and patterned fabrics, and traditional, time-worn homewares like porcelain plates and embroidered cushions.

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Eclectic or Maximalist

Eclectic and maximalist homes take elements from other interior design styles and combine them in new and exciting ways. While eclectic homes take cues from all sorts of design styles and design periods and can end up quite balanced, maximalist homes take a more-is-more approach, favoring bright colors, bold patterns, strong graphics, avant-garde shapes, and eye-catching artworks.

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Both styles require a carefully curated edit of colors and statement pieces. There needs to be a sense of consistency and design intent for the look not to move into chaotic territory.

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Industrial Interior Design

Industrial design signals the lofts and warehouses found in urban and industrial areas, characterized by raw finishes like exposed brick, untreated wood, and metal.  Furniture is usually functional and non-decorative, and more recent interpretations often include raw timber or concrete floors.

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Most industrial styles prefer a neutral or monochrome color scheme, and the design pairs well with black and white photography or abstract art.

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Mid-century modern 

One of the most influential design movements of the 20th century, the effect of the mid-century is still being felt today. It relates to the surge of creativity that originated from the post-World War II boom of the late’40s, the ’50s and ’60s. As a result, mid-century style is grounded in simple, functional forms, organic or natural-inspired shapes, and democratic design.

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Architecturally speaking, the geometric lines and large windows are still prescient in modern homes. The design can be incorporated easily into many interiors — mid-century pairs well with the warm, earthy colors of the ’70s.

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Minimalist Design

Free from excessive ornamentation or fussy decorations, minimalist designs prefer clean, simple lines and a neutral color palette, focusing on sleek and simple architecture.

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Layouts are usually open and airy, and every object or piece of furniture serves a function or aesthetic purpose. Art is often abstract or modern to match, and modern interpretations go for stone, concrete, and raw timber materials.

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Rustic Interior Design Style

Rustic relates to a natural and pared-back style and favors simplicity and authenticity over prominent design displays. While the meaning of the word itself might suggest anything rural or country, in interior design, it can include a range of styles, from farmhouse to log cabin, to coastal and Tuscan.

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Rustic homes are usually decorated with antique or vintage finds, bunches of wildflowers or greenery, and raw or reclaimed timber and stone, plus natural fabrics like cotton, canvas, and linen. Homes tend towards natural or earthy tones, and there is usually a sense of tactile warmth to a space.

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Scandinavian Style

This interior design style is inspired by homes from Nordic countries. While often characterized as minimalist, uncluttered, and all-white, many homes, particularly the Danish ones, incorporate bold, playful colors and patterns.

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Furniture is sleek, sculptural, and functional, with a wide use of lighter-colored timber, as well as natural textures like rattan, wool, and fur. Admired for their simplicity and functionality, you will not find excess decoration or clutter. Instead, you will find beautiful, clean lines and ample greenery.

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Traditional Style

Think of this as the classic interior style. Traditional homes choose dark timber, ornate furniture designs, and richly patterned fabrics that generally avoid current interior trends.

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Art is more often than not the pre-20th century. Rugs are usually oriental, and you will easily find storied, old-world treasures, vintage books and maps, and crystal decanters dotted throughout.

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