Top 9 – List of Popular Interior Design Style

Interior Design Styles

Who doesn’t say or don’t want that decorated space and a pleasing environment around? Probably none. Sometimes we plan to decorate, then we change it often. As a result, either cancel the plan or take longer to reach a final decision. Just because we have little or no knowledge of interior design styles or interior design theme

Before discussing the most popular interior design styles, know the means of style in interior design.

What is Interior Design Style

Basically, Interior design styles have some basic features, techniques, and decore items or furniture. They can famous and known with the era when trending, the region where popular. Design Styles explore the society’s culture, social, and living values of that time. So when you visit a different region or country, you can see a different design style.

List of Popular Interior Design Styles

The most popular interior design styles include:

1. Traditional interior design styles

Natural materials and natural colors are the traditional interior design style feature. So the core objective in the traditional interior design style (in its strictest sense) is to connect with ‘nature’.


In a less strict implementation, the end goal in traditional interior design would be to achieve a ‘classic’ look. That is really what ‘traditional’ interior design ideas revolve around: extensive use of natural-looking materials and natural colors. Practically, that is achieved through the use of ‘natural-looking’ furniture and art pieces, as well as natural color schemes, among other elements.

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This style can come in handy while styling

  1. A traditional-themed restaurant or
  2. styling a store that deals with traditional artifacts
  3. In styling the home of a client who wants to achieve a ‘Victorian/Classic’ look and.

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  2. Contemporary interior design styles

Contemporary interior design focuses on what is in vogue today/in the current period. This means that contemporary interior design ideas are always evolving. That sets them apart from modern interior design ideas, which are based on a fixed period of time.

So It is important to understand this distinction between contemporary interior design and modern interior design. Modern interior design is based on certain fixed ideas, whereas contemporary interior design is ever-evolving.

What qualifies to be termed as ‘contemporary’ interior design in this era (2020-2030) will almost certainly not qualify to be termed as ‘contemporary’ interior design in the 2030-2040 era…

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Thus, In figuring out what elements/strategies to use in contemporary interior design,

  1. Attuned to what is going on in the popular media.
  2. Pay attention to what they are showing in the current TV shows, movies and so on.
  3. what is being endorsed in interior design industry magazines?

Only then would you get an idea as to what is in vogue – which would be what you are required to incorporate whenever clients request ‘contemporary’ interior design.

3. Transitional interior design styles

Transitional interior design styles fall in between traditional interior design styles and contemporary interior design styles. Some people may find the traditional interior design ideas too ‘backward’ while also finding the contemporary interior design ideas too ‘assertive’. Or too ‘fickle’ given the manner in which contemporariness is always evolving. The bit about finding the contemporary interior design ideas too assertive would apply, for instance, if you are looking at middle-aged clients: who are caught in between the traditional and the contemporary. That is where the transitional interior design styles come into the picture: as a compromise between the traditional and the contemporary. The key idea in implementing the transitional interior design styles is to find a compromise between the ‘austerity’ associated with traditional interior design and the almost ‘everything-goes’ spirit associated with contemporary interior design.

5. Modern interior design styles

First, it is important to make the distinction between ‘modern’ interior design ideas and ‘contemporary’ interior design ideas. The difference is in the fact that ‘modern’ interior design is affixed to a certain era (starting in the late 19th century to the mid-20th century).

On the other hand, contemporary interior design is ever-evolving – and could include elements seen as late as in the last month’s issue of a popular magazine. The key features of the modern interior design scheme include simplicity and geometry in the arrangement of the various elements and the use of monochromatic colors. Thus modern interior design [with its focus on simplicity and geometry] is the exact opposite of traditional interior design. The latter, as noted earlier, focuses on the use of ‘natural’ colors and materials, which are rarely if ever ‘simple’ or geometric.

6. Minimalist interior design styles

The minimalist interior design philosophy is based on the adage that ‘simplicity is elegance’ or that ‘simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Thus minimalist interior design ideas focus on the bare essentials, with minimal use of decorative elements. For instance [according to minimalist interior design philosophy], if a wall is nicely painted, what is the point of weighing it down with all manner of artwork and other wall hangings? Think of the ways in which a simple white T-shirt can end up being much more elegant than an elaborately decorated, multi-color print T-shirt. That is how the minimalist interior design philosophy works – of course without being as austere as the industrial interior design philosophy that we will be looking at later on.

7. Maximalist interior design styles

This is the exact opposite of the minimalist interior design philosophy that we have just looked at above. Maximalist interior design ideas revolve around the objective of attaining maximum sensual stimulation. This means Maximalist interior design adopts the idea of more, and encourages you to use your space in the most daring way.

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The idea is to end up with an ambiance that is as stimulating as possible

  1. So the strategy is to include as many accessories and decorative elements as you can.
  2. Painted with several ‘warm’ colors,
  3. with as many as two dozen wall hangings and extremely extravagant decorations…etc.

It does work for some people in certain settings.

8. Rustic interior design styles

This is, in many ways, similar to the traditional interior design philosophy. What sets rustic interior design apart from traditional interior design is the fact that there is an additional focus on ‘roughness’ in the rustic interior design style.

Thus whereas traditional interior design is all about using natural colors and natural materials, the rustic interior design scheme takes the whole thing further. It seems to it that the various interior design elements, besides being based on natural colors and natural materials, are also ‘rough’ in a ‘cowboy’-like way of thinking.

9. Urban interior design styles

Urban interior design styles work perfectly in apartments and other limited-space settings that are associated with city living. In implementing urban interior design ideas, the focus is on getting the smaller spaces to feel and look bigger. It is also on getting the smaller spaces associated with cities to feel comfortable, as opposed to being cramped.

urban interior design ideas

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This is achieved through:

  1. the use of the right-size furniture pieces,
  2. color and lighting, among other elements, etc.
10. Industrial interior design styles

Industrial interior design focuses on efficiency and utilitarianism. It works perfectly not only in urban home settings. But also in limited-space hospitality businesses like restaurants, cafes, and the like.

commercial interior design

Industrial interior design ideas focus on ultimately delivering a warehouse-like atmosphere, albeit with quite a bit of elegance injected. Just like the minimalist interior design philosophy, we looked at earlier. Industrial interior design is also about attaining elegance/sophistication through simplicity. The difference between the two is in the fact that in industrial interior design, there is still room for the inclusion of ‘extravagant’ elements whereas minimalist interior design ideas strictly focus on the use of the bare essentials.

In the End:

It is not easy as we think that pick a design style and implementing it. It must know the implementation process and known market to collect the decore item and material. Professionals and locals such as Emily June Designs, the best interior designer Houston, can advise and make a plan for the interior design of your site.

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