Have you ever given any thought to what your home décor style is? Go ahead, look around your home, do you notice any repeating patterns, styles, or themes? Well here are seven home décor styles that may help you determine what your style is.
Style #1 Bohemian Style
This is a carefree and colorful style. If you like a bunch of rich textures, lots of colors, and unconventional displays Bohemian is probably your style. To achieve this look, you’ll want to incorporate bright colors, metallics, and a few warm earthy colors as well. Use natural fibers like jute, linen, and burlap. Incorporate wood as well. Create layers by bringing in rugs or poofs with embellishments, tassels, sequence, and beading. Bohemian style décor uses cultural artifacts or items found from traveling to different countries or even shopping for this specific look at the flea markets. If you like this style you appreciate color, textures, and layering.
Style #2 Contemporary Style
This is a clean and open look with lots of neutrals and curved lines. To create this look, use a natural color pallet then add in color blocks with different rugs, pillows, and artwork. Invest in simple furniture using natural fibers like linen or silk. Be generous with stone, glass, metal, use of geometric patterns, and accessories.
Style #3 Mid Century Modern Style
Mid Century is very similar to the contemporary style as it uses a lot of neutrals, silhouettes, and creates a minimalist look. To achieve this, use natural materials like wood and linens. Think of the 1950's. Also, you’ll want to incorporate natural fibers and geometric styles into your home. You’ll often see smaller pieces of furniture used in a home and maybe even an open and airy floor plan. Incorporate lighting such as pendants or side table lamps, keep walls clean and white, and decorate with vintage accessories.
Style #4 Traditional Style
Warm and comforting creates a calm and predictable Traditional style. You’ll often see a lot of colors like peach, gold, or various shades of green in the traditional color pallets used to create this look. Also, you’ll notice floral, paisley, stripes, or plaid prints used in decorative pillows, drapes, rugs, and upholstery. Heavy regal furniture or oversized furniture is often used to help create a warm and inviting atmosphere that makes you want to sit down, get comfortable, and snuggle up. Often, you’ll see accessories like books, wrought iron, intricate designs, mirrors, and sconces.
Style #5 Minimalist Style
This takes the Modern style one step further. If you don’t like chachkies and enjoy a look that is not cluttered than Minimalist may be your style. To create this look you’ll want to decorate using a single piece of art as a focal point. Bring in colors like grays, various shades of whites, or pastels on the walls. Also, create a space that is open and airy, with clean and simple furniture and absolutely no clutter.
Style #6 Coastal Style
Do you love the feeling of the beach and always want to bring it home with you? Then Coastal style is right for you. To create this look you’ll want to incorporate seagrass, jute, rope, and sea glass. Also, find ways to use boats and navigational maps in your décor. Incorporate white, blues, various tones of sea greens, and even red or blue stripes into your pillows and curtains. Use natural upholstery like linen and furniture with wood detailing and wicker. Coastal homes are usually airy and bright, so be sure to let the light pour into your home.
Style #7 Farmhouse Style
Farmhouse style is full of charm and character. Think Chip and Joanna Gains from Fixer Upper. You’ll probably want to incorporate vintage finds with newer pieces throughout your home to achieve this style. If your decor is handy and practical, then you might enjoy the Farm House style. Also, you might be drawn to wrought iron, utilitarian fixtures, and love the shiplap look. When decorating you can incorporate a lot of DIY projects within this style to upcycle old pieces and make your home look more like a farmhouse. Accessorizing with pieces like vintage boxes, bubble lighting, and vintage signage will help complete this look.
So, have you figured out what your home décor style is? If your still not sure pick one or two styles and give them a try. If you are looking for more inspiration or ways to create a new look in your home be sure to get out and visit our showroom for some great furniture and décor inspiration.
Randy opened America the Beautiful Dreamer in Boise, Idaho November 1989.