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Popular Interior Design Styles for Your Home

Decorate your home in a way that highlights your house’s best features and your individual style with this guide to three popular interior design styles.

Your home should be the place where you feel most comfortable. It should also reflect your individual style. It’s through the tiny touches and decorative details that a house becomes a home, after all. Finding a design style that meshes with your taste can be a bit tricky, however. In compiling a collection of your favorite things, you can quickly wind up with a hodge-podge of mismatched decoration. This guide to some of the most popular interior design styles for your home will help you create a cohesive and comfortable environment that complements your personal style perfectly.


Apartment with minimalistic decors
Spacious apartment with minimalistic gold decors

The minimalist approach has soared in recent years, with many people creating capsule wardrobes and kicking superfluous belongings to the curb. Minimalism has extended to interior design, as well. Many homeowners tend to go for an all-white look when decorating in a minimalist style. This approach does create a very clean-cut look to the home, but it can also appear a bit sterile if executed poorly. One thing many people fail to realize when designing in a minimalist style is that cutting out clutter doesn’t mean you also have to cut out color. Take inspiration from Tokyo’s minimalistic design style and throw a few pops of color into your space. Incorporating sparse splashes of color into a predominantly white room will help liven up the space and give it a personality all its own.


Cushions with pattern
Grey sofa with decorative cushions with pattern and sports bike on the back in industrial living room

One of the most popular design styles for your home is the industrial style. This style is particularly popular among younger homeowners or individuals living in an urban setting. The industrial style incorporates exposed ducts, pipes, brick, and wood and draws inspiration from warehouses. To the untrained eye, this style can appear rather harsh and rigid. For this reason, many homeowners choose to add softer accents to help create a more comfortable atmosphere. Outfitting the space in rich wood tones and incorporating industrial or retro lighting, such as a custom neon sign, helps bring a bit of warmth and comfort to an otherwise severe style. Other hallmarks of the industrial style are an open floorplan, high ceilings, and exposed beams. These elements help the home feel more spacious and are particularly favorable in smaller houses; they can make almost any space seem exponentially bigger.

Modern farmhouse

Country kitchen
Scandinavian or country style kitchen with eating area and simplistic accents. 3d rendering

After a long day at work, many people want nothing more than to relax in the comfort and warmth of their homes. It’s for this reason that the modern farmhouse style is so popular among homeowners. This style places comfort above all else. Neutral tones, wooden furniture, and warm lighting reign supreme with this style to create a comfortable environment that marries the best of pastoral simplicity and modern amenities. The comfortable atmosphere created by this style makes the modern farmhouse aesthetic extremely popular in family homes. The modern farmhouse style also combines a mixture of rustic, bohemian, and country elements. Utilizing reclaimed wood or outfitting the space in one-of-a-

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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