Is your home’s style a welcoming oasis or a confusing mismatch of hand-me-downs? We often neglect style in a rush to furnish our homes quickly cheaply, but this means many of us are unhappy with the look and feel of our home.
It can help to take some time to develop your own interior design style. This helps you tie your home together to create a stylish and welcoming place for relaxing and entertaining.
However, how do you know which style is right for you? To help you out, keep reading to find ten amazing aesthetic looks that you can use to transform your home.
Looking for a clean, but rustic, design? If so, find your style with the industrial look.
Industrial design is increasing in popularity, as homeowners love it’s simple and functional style. The industrial look tends to use lots of exposed brick and ceilings, reclaimed woods, brass, metal, and stone.
Copper accents, such as a faucet, also work nicely in the industrial look. This style is especially popular in both kitchens and bathrooms.
Modern is a broad term, sometimes also called contemporary, and is an easy style to fall for. With modern design, you’ll enjoy clean, sleek design, often using metal, steel, and glass.
You can add eye-catching home decor, such as throw pillows, as a way to help create focal points for the room.
3. Black and White
You really can’t go wrong with black and white! It’s a classic design choice that will never go out of style.
It tends to work best in smaller spaces, so you can try out the trend by adding black and white tiling to your bathroom floor or experimenting with pillows or a throw rug.
Another interior style we love is the nautical New England look. In this style, white, cream, and navy tend to be your primary colors, with stripes working well too.
Nautical style can look gorgeous in both family rooms and kitchens, as it’s welcoming, not too formal, and visually interesting.
You can personalize your room with fun nautical touches, such as seashells, ropes, or a sailboat in a bottle. However, less can be more, as you don’t want to overdo it.
5. Shabby Chic
What is shabby chic all about? This fun and relaxed style tends to focus on neutral colors of pastels, often with an intentional distressed or faded look.
Not all your furniture needs to match, and this style works by tying various colors and looks together, as long as they have something in common. This style can also be very affordable, as you can browse garage sales and thrift stores to find unique treasures, which you can always paint or refinish.
If you have a home near the water, or a vacation home, you might love the calm and serene Hamptons style. This look originated from the Hamptons, an upscale beachside area of New York.
The Hamptons look is also called the coastal style, with a focus on white, with blue and green accents. Painted white wood, inviting sofas with large pillows, and touches of nautical themes are features of this design style.
7. Mid-Century Modern
The mid-century modern style is another very popular design choice. This style originated around the 1930-60s but is seeing a huge comeback at the moment.
This style likes to use contrasting materials, varied textures, and geometric shapes, creating an uncluttered and functional look.
You can incorporate this look into your home by shopping for vintage furniture, such as kidney-shaped coffee tables, sideboards, or a vintage drinks cart.
Scandinavian design may make you think of Ikea, but there’s plenty more to it. It uses lots of light wood, grey tones, and neutrals to create an airy and inviting feeling.
You can add in pops of color, such as a throw pillow, an animal hide rug, or a bright plastic vase. This look is minimalist but functional, giving everything you need when it comes to home design without clutter or excess.
9. American Colonial
American colonial design is inspired by America’s colonial period of the 1700s. It’s still very popular in the US.
This style is characterized by polished wood floors, American woods such as pine or birch, and paint colors such as creamy yellow, pale green, or ochre. Wallpaper is also often used as part of this look.
American colonial is both inviting but formal, with a focus on tradition. For art, you can add American landscapes, portraits, or fox-hunting illustrations.
If you’re carefree and creative, you might enjoy the Bohemian style. It’s an intentionally messy look, incorporating bright colors like pinks, teals, and yellows.
It’s warm and welcoming, thanks to patterned textiles, throw pillows, painted walls, and houseplants. You won’t feel sad in a Bohemian home, as the bright colors are sure to cheer you up!
Which Interior Design Style Is Right for You?
As you can see, there is plenty to consider when it comes to the aesthetics of your home. After reading through the above, do you know which interior design style is right for you and your home?
Remember that it’s also perfectly ok to mix and match several styles throughout your home! Your style is an expression of your personality and interests, so don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things.
To get started, read more on design styles you like, then browse online or head to interior design stores to work out what you like. You may also want to hire an interior designer to help with the process.
Soon, you’ll be loving the look of your home!
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