Home Decor Style Guide – How would you describe your style?
Not sure what your style is?
It can certainly be overwhelming, figuring out what you like and what works in home decor. Which is why we’ve created this guide to helping you identify your own home decor style (or the mix of styles that resonates most with you). Once you identify your decor style, don’t worry about how to create that specific style in your space. Thats where we’ll help. Leave it to our trained eye to design what you’ve been trying to achieve. Knowing your decor style and collaborating with us has you already on your way to a beautiful space.
Take a look below at our moodboards setting the scene for some of the more popular Home Decor Styles of today.
Contemporary style is based on the concept of the present, the here and now. This style is neither warm and fuzzy nor cold and harsh; it simply is. Clutter is nonexistent in a contemporary space, while the design elements of neutral, clean, smooth, and subtle reign supreme.
Glam style is synonymous with saturated jewel tones, mirrors (and mirrored furniture), eclectic figurines, metallics, richly tufted furniture, and anything fancy. Maximalism is the watchword. If it’s opulent, stunning, or sparkling, you know you’re on the right track.
Modern classic style embraces the mixing of modern design with the Classic style as we know it. To bring about this combination of classic and modern, color is the main ingredient. The modern colors are represented in colors like gray, silver, white, black, dark chocolate and the grayest of blue shades. More elaborate pieces like a chandelier and cozy sofas work easily with this style.
Eclectic style embraces freedom of expression, breaking rules, and mixing and matching. Eclectic, more than any other type of home décor style, combines bits and pieces of many other styles and stirs them together into a space that simply, yet ultimately, aims to please the owner.
Industrial style embraces rawness, a bit of the edgy hardness that one associates with primitive surroundings. It’s textural, it’s grey, and it’s worn down…yet it’s also full of repurposed and recycled vitality.
Mid-century modern style was borne of a time of contemporary patterns, and unique accents. Pieces in this style tend to be fairly straight-forward and uncomplicated, and large parallels are drawn between nature and man-made functionality.
Modern Victorian style embraces the strategic meshing of modern design with a Victorian flair. This style brings the nostalgic appeal of bygone Victorian days into your home, but in a modern manner. These perfect mixtures all create a true style statement that says, “I like modern design, but I also like the curves and quality of Victorian antiques.”
Rustic style embraces the organic, straight-from-the-earth way of life. Pieces in a rustic styled space have lived a good life – they are, or at least seem to be, repurposed, hand built, used and reused (heaven knows how many times), and perfectly imperfectly rough and worn.
Traditional style was born in the colonial era and takes its décor cues from such a time. However, although structure and predictable order play a part, the traditional style is ultimately about comfort, warmth, and familiarity.
Try a search for your favorite style to find more inspiring examples. Good places to look are Houzz, Pinterest and Google. Simply type in your preferred home decor style and room type e.g. rustic style living room. Your search results will bring up hybrids of your style – Lovely! More options to help you pint point what you are really looking for.
Once you have your 3 favorite images in your preferred home decor style you are ready to start collaborating with us and will very soon be visualizing your new design…