Interior Design Style Quiz: Design Styles
1. American Industrial Design
Industrial design takes inspiration from factories built during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These buildings were designed to last for years and were compromised of brick, concrete, iron, and steel.
“At its core, industrial design involves creating a space that feels like it was once used for industrial purposes. Industrially designed spaces often share common elements like concrete floors, high ceilings, steel and timber architectural elements, and expansive windows, among others.” – Mackenzie Collier, Interior Designer, Mackenzie Collier Interiors
Retailers such as Restoration Hardware and Arhaus have helped foster a love of industrial design with furniture and home décor designs that pay homage to the past.
2. Bohemian Design
Although this style is interpreted differently by everyone, there are some commonalities in the design approach. The colors in a Bohemian interior tend to gravitate towards warm and earthy such as terracotta, gold, and shades of brown, or embrace a broad sector of vibrant jewel tones.
Bohemian decor has the perfect balance between eclectic and fun without trying too hard – it appears effortless. It’s a casual chic look that provides relaxed living spaces that truly show the essence of the homeowner.
3. Casual Southwestern Design
Today’s Southwestern style brings fresh good looks, mix-and-match capabilities, and the widespread appeal of sprawling land, blue skies, towering pines, and majestic vistas.
Keep it Simple – Southwestern décor is not fussy, and should not require a lot of polishing and upkeep. Keep the emphasis on comfort and orient your lifestyle toward ease. You will have more time and energy to enjoy family and friends, pursue activities you enjoy, and enable your home to function as a personal retreat where you can be yourself.
4. Coastal Chic Design
Coastal Chic Design embraces a minimalistic approach that provides the opportunity to effortlessly combine modern elements. Coastal spaces are casual, relaxing, warm, and inviting and often designed with a personal touch.
Choose the Right Coastal Color Scheme – Let yourself be inspired by the ocean, sand, and sky to determine your Coastal color scheme. There is a wide range of color choices that can be incorporated into a Coastal style home, from warm and sandy neutrals, to crisp whites and blues, muted greens in soft beachy tones, deep shades of navy, and modern steel grays.
5. Contemporary Design
Contemporary design is an ever-evolving style that reflects what is happening today. Currently, the mantra of contemporary designers is to tone down unnecessary adornment while blending comfortable and livable elements to create a sophisticated, fresh look, and feel.
Color is Key – Neutral colors such as white, beige, taupe, brown, cream, black, and gray create the foundation of contemporary design. This provides the perfect backdrop for accenting with bold and bright colors with artwork, upholstery, or a focal wall.
6. Farmhouse Interior Design
The farmhouse style of design reflects a slower, more relaxed pace of life in the country. Farmhouse decorating is all about simplicity and keeping things organic. The finer details matter with this approach, and it works best when elements incorporated portray a rustic, minimal, and cozy feel.
Old is gold and it’s good to keep things as authentic as possible. Think exposed beams overhead, distressed woods, natural textures, floral curtains, vintage and whitewashed décor, a neutral color palette, galvanized metal accents, salvaged goods, and implementing raw and organic materials in the foundation.
7. French Country Design
French country design showcases elegant simplicity, sophisticated flowing lines, and natural materials.
Distressed Furniture – French Provincial furniture is steeped in tradition, endurance, and passed from generation to generation. The French love their antiques, and it’s important to include vintage or antique furniture. Choose furniture that appears to have withstood the test of time to help create that old-world feel.
8. Mid-Century Modern Design
Mid-Century Modern takes its cues from the ‘50s and ‘60s and has become a common and relatable style for many people. The pieces designed during this period have stood the test of time and remain modern and current.
Color Palette – The traditional Mid Century palette ranged from bright hues in the 1950s, later evolving into earthy tones in the 1960s. The style, therefore, can include different shades, from muted colors to pastels as well as bright splashes of red, blue, purple, orange, and yellow.
9. Modern Luxe Design
Sleek Materials – Modern Luxe design introduces plenty of sleek and reflective glamour in the home. Here you’ll find a multitude of metallics present, from gold to silver to steel and chrome. The key to creating a Modern Luxe interior is to combine these luxury metallic tones and glittered embellishments in a clean and minimalistic way.
Fine Textiles – Fabrics can be used to create a luxe design aesthetic that sets the mood for any room in your home. From velvet, silk, and cashmere to imported and handmade textiles the possibilities are endless. Materials and fabrics should add to the overall character of the space and convey a sense of rarity without seeming pretentious.
10. Modern Rustic Design
Modern rustic design combines old-world elements with contemporary and works best when presented in minimalist arrangements. This style seeks to combine the warmth and charm of a rustic home with the style and convenience of a modern dwelling.
It provides the best of two words, allowing homeowners to create an eclectic space that reflects individual personality. By incorporating honed, hammered, and distressed finishes and objects into the space, a room can both be rustic and modern in design.
To achieve a modern rustic approach, add a few eclectic items such as industrial décor, bold kilim patterns, natural wood finishes, dark leather chairs, reclaimed furniture, and ottomans.
11. Pure Glam Design
The key to creating a modern glam home is combining luxury metallic tones and glittered embellishments in a clean and minimalistic way. You can keep the space looking chic and polished by incorporating mostly neutrals like chrome and white.
For an extra sprinkling of glamour, add a tufted chaise lounge in icy ivory or pale gold or silver. Glam is all about infusing your personality into your home and showcasing a distinct sense of self.
Furniture with sculptural lines, upholstery, metal, and detailing provide a good foundation.
12. Scandinavian Design
Scandinavian design is easy to live with, whether you opt for its soft, romantic, rumpled personality, or embrace its opposite face, linear and hard-edge, with few soft, natural touches.
Whatever elements you pick from the basket of Scandinavian design, they are likely to mix easily with others.
A Neutral Color Palette – Color can be welcome in Scandinavian design, but it usually appears in small doses in today’s interiors. Prevailing interior colors are apt to be pale. White and black, shades of grey, and carefully selected accents that add interest but do not disrupt. Scandinavian interiors do not shout or “make statements.” Instead, they wrap inhabitants in style, offering tranquility and a sense that “all is right with the world.”
13. Traditional Interior Design
Traditional design is all about layering, formality, and incorporating pieces with structure and symmetry. Traditional style at its heart boasts a rich, warm, and inviting feeling.
Color Palette – Traditional interiors often have a neutral wall color as a base which provides a backdrop for colorful furniture, artwork, and accent pieces. That being said, there is also the freedom to be experimental and play with bold wall color.
14. Traditional Rustic Design
Defined, rustic style places a strong emphasis on bringing the outdoors in while embracing the rugged and natural furniture and textures. Rustic Style‘ is used to describe everything from farmhouse and western, to industrial and modern-rustic design. Although the term is rather broad, there are several elements that reflect true Traditional Rustic Design.