21 Popular Interior Design Styles A to Z (Part 1)

Aug 07, 2018 Category: Interior Design

What are your favorite interior design styles? Perhaps you do not know the difference between country and farmhouse, or coastal and tropical. Have no fear; we can help.

Some people go into their interior design meeting knowing exactly what they want, what kind of style they like. Others have no clue where to start or what they like. Perhaps they know that they do not like earth tones or the cold look of metal. Some have so many different likes that they want every room of their home to reflect a distinctive style.

Before you wind up with a home that reflects chaos rather than style, speak with an interior designer to discuss how to incorporate your likes and desires into your home. Choosing from the many interior design styles below can help you bring out the inner you and reflect it in your surroundings.

You can also take our Interior Design Styles Quiz to help narrow down your choices.

Your A to Z List of 21 Interior Design Styles (Part 1)

Because there is so much to know, we are splitting these styles into two blogs. Learn more about the first ten of these 21 interior design styles in the alphabetized list below:

Art Deco

Inspired by the Art Deco style of the 1920s, the elegant feel of this design features uniquely geometric furnishings. Bold curves, shiny brass and chrome, lacquered wood, mirrors, and glossy paint fill the Art Deco space. Lighting is a crucial aspect of the Art Deco design.


Asian interior design styles focus on simplicity, natural materials, and clean lines. Zen-like interiors aim to bring balance and harmony to the home. You may find the room has a minimalistic approach, with sustainable woods and little window coverings. Orchids, door panels, room dividers, Banzai trees, and natural fibers complete the look.


The Bohemian/Eclectic design is unconventional and allows the owner to express his or her free-spirit style. Expect to see an unconventional room featuring richly patterned rugs, unique lighting, eclectic accessories, and a burst of color. Furnishings can include both modern pieces as well as weathered or antique items. Again, nothing should go together, yet it all somehow does. People who lean towards a unique surrounding often go for this type of design that incorporates numerous contrasting elements. An interior designer treads this trend carefully to avoid overdoing the look of the room. The palette is varied, with contrasts in furnishings and accent pieces – of which there are often many. The Eclectic design personifies the owner and has no guidelines or limitations.


The design elements for the Coastal or Beach décor bring the serenity of the ocean indoors. These styles typically feature shades of white, beige, blue, aqua, turquoise, green, and teal. Organic materials, seashells, natural lighting, nautical accessories, and ocean-inspired art complete the look. Rattan and wicker furniture or accessories fit into the Coastal design.


Contemporary/Modern design is ever changing as it reflects today’s views and characteristics. Think geometric designs in a clutter-free environment. Both interior design styles focus on dramatic artwork and accessories. Furniture incorporates clean lines and smooth, polished surfaces. Open floor plans, natural light, unusual layouts, natural or textured fabrics, metal and wood, and neutral colors are found in Contemporary designs.

Country/French Country

When you think about a French countryside complete with warm, muted colors, fabrics rich with patterns and texture, and a cozy feel, you have a Country interior. Wallpaper, stenciled wall designs, earthy palettes, pottery, stone, and heavy linens complete the look.


Leaning towards a Country or Rustic feel, the Farmhouse design utilizes light woods and heavy use of the color white. Furnishings are often large and feature natural fabrics. Exposed ceilings with reclaimed antique wood beams, wide plank floors, and open shelving help provide a cozy feel.


Combine the drama of Hollywood and over-the-top designs that incorporate bold shades of red, purple, and turquoise. Hollywood interior design often combines the use of velvet, plush, and antiques. Grand chandeliers, mirrors, and contrasting colors of pink, green, and lemon yellow are other aspects of the Hollywood design.


 With images of a warehouse in mind, the Industrial approach to design incorporates wood, brick, metals, and even exposed pipes into the décor. The result is often an unfinished look featuring a mix of neutral, brown, and gray colors. Antique wood and metal surfaces, and even concrete flooring are elements of Industrial design. Incorporating a bit of Industrial design, Urban interiors combine exposed ducts and structural features with light colors and artistic accents. Geometric designs, clean finishes, and unusual materials and textures bring the Urban look together.


Earth tones, columns, arches, brick, tile, and large, ornate furniture signify the Mediterranean design. Curved furnishings, over-sized accessories, and ornamental styling round out this décor.

Keep an eye out for part 2 of this blog.

Which design speaks to you? Contact HK Interiors, your South Florida interior design specialists to help you transform your home or office into the vision you desire. Call 954-401-8542 today for all your interior design needs.

21 Popular Interior Design Styles A to Z (Part 2)

Aug 06, 2018 Category: Interior Design

Our first blog in this series about 21 popular interior design styles covered everything from Art Deco to Mediterranean. If you haven’t done so yet, please check out our Interior Design Styles Quiz that can help you get an idea of where your tastes fall. We can help you use your answers to create a living space that speaks to your tastes and desires.

Here are the remaining 11 interior design styles, covering everything from Mid-Century Modern to Vintage:

Mid-Century Modern

Following World War 2, crisp lines, color, nature, and open spaces joined modern and minimalism in a unique new look. We often think of this is a retro look back at the 1950s and 1960s. Mid-Century Modern designs feature clean lines, boxy shaped furniture with sleek legs in teak or walnut.


Following the incorporation of Mid-Century Modern designs, the Minimalist movement brought the late 1960s and 1970s view of having the bare minimum in design. Neutral color palettes, simple furnishings, and ultra-clean lines describe the Minimalist interior design.


The Rustic design features natural elements that may include stone, reclaimed wood, exposed beams, and natural fabrics. Animal skins can be used as wall hangings or floor coverings. Rustic décor often features a wood burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and accessories that incorporate natural outdoor elements.


Think organic materials, shades of white, black, blue, and gray, and rounded contours and you have Scandinavian design. The focus here is on simplicity combined with functionality, so you often find hidden storage for maximum efficiency. Stylish furnishings frequently incorporate light colored woods.

Shabby Chic

This design style has a strong feminine feel, utilizing vintage fabrics, pale color palettes, floral prints, distressed furnishings, and slip cover seating. Shabby Chic is a style often embraced by crafty do-it-yourselfers who cannot wait to roll up their sleeves and paint their furnishings. It has a classic and romantic vibe.


Bring a touch of the desert indoors with the Southwestern style of interior design. Expect to find an abundance of dried flowers, candles, animal skins, pottery, cast iron, and terra cotta in this décor. The color palette includes yellow, red, orange, gold, blue, and neutral beige to bring the desert feel indoors.


Whether you want to call it Traditional or Classic, this type of interior design style features dark, finished wood, elaborate details, and rich fabrics. Wood paneling, elaborate moldings, antique furnishings, and intricate floor patterns are distinctive features of the Traditional décor. Fabrics often include velvet, silk, cotton, and other expensive textiles in a variety of textures and patterns.


You like a Classic look but also lean towards soft modern designs. How do you decide? Turn to Transitional interior design to blend the two trends using textures, wood, metal, fabric, and glass elements. Your décor will feature furnishings with curved lines like rolled areas on a sofa. Main colors are neutral with pops of color in accessories or a wall.


Not to be confused with a Coastal theme, the Tropical style often incorporates animal prints, figures, or statues. It can take on a beach or jungle vibe but aintains a light and breezy feel.
Tropical woods, natural materials, palm leaves, plants, and an open layout bring the Tropical theme to life.


You will most often find a Victorian style in older homes. The furnishings are elaborate and over-sized. The room will often feature decorative trim, vibrant colors, wallpaper or textured wall surfaces, and extravagant accessories.


Head back to the 1940s and 1950s to incorporate large furnishings and neutral or light color tones. A Vintage design will have an old-world sort of elegant charm. Unique pieces of oversized furniture, floor lamps, and large pillows all find a home in the Vintage room.

Have you chosen your favorite interior design styles? Contact HK Interiors, your South Florida interior design specialists to help you transform your home or office into the vision you desire. Call 954-401-8542 today for all your interior design needs.

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