21 Types of Interior Design Styles You Should Know – House Beautiful

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Trends come and go, but the best interior design styles are here for the long haul. We love championing interiors with wildly different aestheticsat House Gorgeous, and we’re always on the hunt for something new. But to put design in perspective, it’s always good in order to have a grasp associated with the basics. From midcentury modern and regency to coastal, home design styles offer a point of identification for a space—and an easy way to define your own style. But don’t feel like you have to fit into one mold: If these designer examples prove anything, it’s that set styles are meant to be riffed upon. Because after all, the best design style is your own. Ahead, discover the main types of interior design styles you should know.

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1 Midcentury Modern

Though it’s recently become a catchall term for anything 20th-century, midcentury modernism refers to modern design from the middle of the 20th century (generally the particular mid-1940s in order to early 1970s). Though Frank Lloyd Wright created his own signature style of organic modernism, in this restored prefab house associated with his style several classic midcentury contemporary details are apparent: warm wood paneling, brown bathroom tiles, plus chrome plumbing. Japanese influence—as seen by the folding screen atop the bed—was also prominent in American midcentury modernism.

2 Traditional

3 Neo-Industrial

Not to be confused with Industrial Design, which refers to work made for industrial purposes, Neo-Industrial, or Industrial-style interior design borrows elements of commercial architecture—like the concrete walls, steel details, and spartan windows in this home simply by Kathleen McCormick—for use in residential decorations.

4 Transitional

Spaces that will bridge the particular gap between modern and traditional—like this particular kitchen by Toledo Geller —are dubbed transitional. Here, the designers pair classic components like herringbone floors plus Shaker-style cabinets with modern lines on the hood and the fresh, white takes on the particular iconic Thonet chair.

5 Maximalist

6 Contemporary Maximalist

Studio B’s Betsy Wentz, meanwhile, proves there’s also a modern way to do maximalism. In her personal Pennsylvania home , the designer incorporated bold color and patterned textiles with the stream lines and horizontal silhouettes associated along with modernism.

7 Farmhouse

With an eye towards functional simplicity plus elements of Shaker and Colonial design, Country home style “suggests a more humble, vernacular interpretation of United states historical designs from the 18th and 19th centuries—whether they be Colonial, Greek Revival, or Victorian, ” explains architect Gil Schafer, who designed this kitchen.

8 Minimalist

Since minimalism often means doing more with less, you’ll often notice the importance of light and contrast within minimalist spaces, like this one simply by Robson Rak.

9 Organic Smart

For a house on the particular water in Jamaica , Ishka Designs substituted more graphic contrast for organic elements like wood grain to complement the location while not outshining the particular view. The result is a combination of natural modern plus organic minimalism.

10 Eclectic

A close relative of maximalism, eclectic style features elements from various styles, periods, and places brought together for an unique space. In Ariene Bethea’s Charlotte home , for example , African textiles, Asian and American art, and contemporary furniture all blend for a personal oasis.

11 1970s Revival

For her decoration of Emily Schuman’s Los Angeles home , designer Katie Hodges looked in order to stylistic influences from the 1970s, updating them with the minimal backdrop for a fresh take. Standouts include the brown color scheme, oversized bouclé armchair, and the Caprani floor lamp, the 1970s design by Mads Caprani that’s gained newfound popularity in the Instagram era.

12 English Country Style

Ever since Nancy Lancaster took the particular reins at Colefax & Fowler, Americans have been obsessed with the English Nation House look. The style combines several elements associated with traditional British country houses, like floral wallpaper, rough-hewn wood, copper pots, plus brick floors, and translates it with regard to modern use, like Shavonda Gardner did in her kitchen right here.

13 Art Deco

With roots tracing back to 1920s Europe, Art Deco prioritizes geometric forms and intricate decoration paired with luxe materials such as lacquer, mirrored glass, and marble. Modern interpretations, like this hall by Nick Olsen, reinterpret those motifs along with contemporary colors.

With rough-hewn wood board siding, exposed beams, textural fabrics, and minimal decoration, this particular Montana house by Kylee Shintaffer is a case study in rustic design.

15 Contemporary Farmhouse

Modern Farmhouse design interprets its traditional cousin but simplifies shapes plus often incorporates midcentury and industrial components, like within this kitchen by Alyssa Rosenheck. The more minimum color palette is also common.

16 Shabby Chic

It’s all about unpretentious coziness and lots of texture when it comes to Shabby Stylish style. Here, Leanne Ford blends traditional and organic elements with imperfections (wrinkled linens plus chipped paint) that make the space a lot more inviting.

17 Contemporary

With sleek, often minimal elements, bespoke furniture, and high tech information (like this bedroom simply by Catherine Kwong), Contemporary interiors are more streamlined than modernist ones plus more textural than minimum ones.

18 Regency

Tall-backed chairs, crystal chandeliers, and ornate gilded mirrors with this dining room by Sasha Bikoff are usually all callbacks to the particular Regency style.

19 Coastal

Inspired by sandy beaches plus blue waves, Coastal design incorporates bright colors, natural (often whitewashed) textures, and summery details, like wicker and rattan, as seen in this particular beach home by Jess Weeth.

20 Grandmillennial

First coined by House Stunning in 2019, Grandmillennial is really a term used to describe a young design lover passionate about revisiting old-school classics, like chintz, trellis, wicker, chinoiserie, allover pattern , plus trellis, almost all seen in this room by Amy Berry.

twenty one Memphis

Started simply by Italian developer Ettore Sottsass, the Memphis Design movement was a colorful, playful brand of postmodernism designed by a creative group of the same name. Today, it’s frequently referenced along with vintage Sottsass pieces—like the now-iconic Ultrafragiola mirror or the Carlton bookcase —or nods to the particular group in graphic patterns, bold colours, and square tiles, such as in this particular bathroom simply by Courtnay Tartt Elias.

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