There are no rules with the Bohemian style! “Boho” style is full of a carefree flare for colors, patterns, and textures. Characterized by a lack of structure, it’s eclectic, worldly, travelled, and playful.
Best captured in floor seating, chaise lounges, plants, interesting artifacts, and a mixture of patterns and styles, Bohemian is a very “viby style” that loves to play with the owner’s personal interests. It’s vintage meets modern, meets interesting. Boho is a conversation starter about world travel, stories, and experiences—a personal story book.
Key elements of this style are:
One of the most recognizable interior design styles, the Coastal style embraces crisp and neutral colors, especially varied hues of blue and white. In a Coastal-inspired space, the inside should flow through to the outside, making it feel like there are no boundaries between indoors and outdoors. Furniture is meant to feel casual, comfortable, and easy, presenting a relaxed and inviting environment overall.
The Coastal style has several subsets—nautical, Mediterranean, American coastal, and tropical—but their essence is the same in that they all reflect a beachy style.
Key elements of Coastal style:
Do you like rich, bold, vibrant styles from all different eras? Picture a gold period piece antique chair with a zebra upholstery, or a 19th century style wall paper in a modern dining room. Eclectic design is a mix of any and all unique pieces and styles, but placed into a sophisticated, well-planned layout.
This style often matches a bold and vibrant homeowner unafraid of color, fashion, and creativity, with an artsy flare. This style can be muted or bold in its form, more modern or more mixed, but in all its appearances it’s a true mix of different eras, pieces, styles, shapes, and colors that vividly lives up to the name “eclectic.”
Key elements of an Eclectic space:
You simply adore rustic decor! The Farmhouse style can vary with undertones of French country, rustic, modern, shabby chic, or even vintage—you can give it your very own twist. I promise, you do not need to have a chicken coop in your backyard to love this style.
This interior style is primarily a combination of vintage and new. If you love browsing antique shops, then you know what’s up. Nothing needs to be “matchy-matchy”; you can mix furniture pieces from a flea market or a revamped piece from a garage sale with something new. Farmhouse style has a very warm, inviting vibe that feels lived in and well-loved and can be tailored to fit your personality, whether it’s with a modern touch or vintage inspiration.
Key elements of farmhouse design:
This style takes its inspiration from the lofty looks of warehouses, factories, and raw open spaces—what some might call a more “masculine” look (based off style, not sex). It’s characterized by stripped back architectural details like bare bricks, metal, concrete, and reused, salvaged, or recycled materials.
If you like this style, you probably also prefer bare and clutter-free spaces, clean and free lines, modern no-frill furnishings, and an overall minimalistic feel. This style is simplistic, strong, and clean and combines well with other interior styles, too.
Key elements of Industrial design:
You lean toward clean lines and organic curves, and you have an eye for different materials and shapes. The mid-century style pulls its roots from the 1930s-1960s with its strong shapes, patterns, and textures.
Look for white and pale natural walls with bold and colorful accents, with mustard yellows, moss green, and tangerine oranges as the main accent color in a lot of mid-century design. Mid-century furniture tends to have bold fabrics, graphic patterns with clean lines, and style pieces known for their simplicity and craftsmanship.
Key elements of Mid-century design:
If you like simple, uncluttered spaces with clean lines, then your style is definitely modern. Modern and contemporary interior styles often get confused with one another. Whereas contemporary design involves the trends of the here and now and uses more curves, modern design is clean-lined and rooted in the early to mid-1900s.
Although you’re a fan of monochromatic colors, your style is far from boring. Modern design embraces natural materials and neutral or earthy colors, avoiding unnecessary detailing. Modern design also favors function over form: you appreciate decor items that also serve a purpose.
Key elements of Modern design include:
Rustic is a natural and rugged style with a rough, aged and casual beauty that incorporates well whether you have a Tuscan style house, Southwestern, lodge style or a farmhouse. This design style uses lots of natural materials, unfinished woods, stones, and fabrics like burlap or canvas.
The older, more traditional Rustic style leans on the darker side of the color palette with greens, browns, maroons, reds, and grays for a more woodsy, outdoor lodge or cabin style; the more refreshed side of Rustic has a much more natural, lighter and earthier feel, with soft earth-colored tones in its palette. Rustic style combines well with all other styles.
Some key characteristics of Rustic style:
The Scandinavian style is functional, simplistic and has a strong connection to nature, expressed through its natural, neutral color and texture palette.
This style blends textures, muted colors, and lots of natural light to give interior spaces a warm and cozy yet modern and minimalistic feel. Bright, uncluttered spaces give the Scandinavian style an incredibly airy and fresh-feeling style, a sense of peace, and the ability to breathe deeply.
Traditional style exudes elegance and comfort with a strong European influence, inspired by design elements of the 18th and 19th centuries. This style showcases classic art pieces, antiques, and things that are rich in history.
Traditional design is a classic, warm style that may be a bit predictable, yes, but is a style that makes people feel welcome and at home. You can be true Traditional—which is, well, traditional!—or you can mix in styles like Modern or Rustic to suit your personal taste.
Key elements of Traditional design:
Transitional is the ultimate mix of the old and new, of modern and traditional styles to create a cohesive design style. This is a great style if you love aspects of tradition but don’t want to feel too formal and proper.
With a Transitional style you can play with clean lines and a fresh feel to your heart’s content, creating a space that speaks to your own personality. Think a lacquered or mirrored bedroom side table with a modern clean-lined bed frame, a modern dining room table set with upholstered traditional chairs, or crown molding mixed with clean, simple, modern furnishings.
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