22 Different Interior Design Styles for Your Home (2020)

Interior design styles

Welcome to our main interior design styles where we list and explain the different styles and include photos.


Welcome to our main interior design styles where we provide access to the main styles.

Below is a gallery setting out each style.  Just click into it and you’ll be at that particular style’s main page.  You can filter your search from there.

Below is a listing of 18 main interior design styles with links to photo galleries for each individual style.

1. Traditional Interior Style

Example of traditional living room interior design style.

Traditional interior design style stems from a variety of old-school European styles and together are now referred to as “traditional”.  Elements of this design include:

  • Reflects classic European decor,
  • Elaborate moldings and wood paneling,
  • Built-in cabinetry,
  • Elegant furnishings and antique pieces,
  • Pairings of furniture and accessories,
  • Neutral palette with vibrant colors for furniture and accent pieces,
  • Expensive textiles like silk, velvet, cashmere or comfy fabrics like cotton or linen, and
  • Intricate tile and wood floor patterns

Our traditional home decor style guide includes an extensive photo gallery that includes all rooms of the home.

Traditional interior designers are those that are heavily influenced and inspired by the old European décor that gained popularity, particularly during the 18th and the 19th century. They are big on heavy furniture and fittings that are still very stylish and elegant.

This type of interior designing is perfect for those who love decorations and styles that a have rich history behind them for instance, classic art pieces, antique elements, and symmetrical objects.

Some key markers or features of the traditional interior designs include rich tones, dark woods, and sophisticated colors. The most distinctive feature is that the walls are often painted with neutral colors so that the furniture and decorative accents can be highlighted. The ‘traditionalist’ also loves creating intricate architectural details like wood paneling, coffered ceilings, in-built cabinetry, etc.

One of the most vital aspects about traditional interior design is ‘symmetry’ which means that everything from sofas to lamps to accessories has to be in pairs. The underlying idea behind this is that there should be a balanced space centered on a focal point, which is usually the television, a decorative art piece or the fireplace.

2. Modern Interior Style

White modern living room.

Modern style for interiors is more popular in the media than in real life.  I think people appreciate the look of it and it’s definitely cool, but when it comes to living in the more austere design, people opt for warmer home decor styles such as rustic, cottage or traditional.

Nevertheless, builders and architects are incorporating modern elements to many homes which is kind of cool; but moderating it with materials, angles and lines that add warmth.

Key attributes of modern interior design style include:

  • Absence of ornament,
  • Intentional asymmetry,
  • No clutter or chaos,
  • Neutrals with primary colors and bold color contrasts,
  • Geometric-patterned or plain area rugs,
  • Furniture pieces have clean lines and basic shapes, made of materials like metal, chrome, or glass and are streamlined with polished,

The 25 Best Interior Designers in Los AngelesBuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

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Los Angeles

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A Los Angeles home is more than just a home, especially for those involved in the entertainment business. From intimate dinner parties to blowout bashes, a gorgeous and glamorous residence serves as an all-important hub for both business and pleasure. With this in mind, it follows that the interior designers in this star-studded city are often as famous as their celebrity clients. These elite aficionados know how to create a luxurious environment where deals can be sealed and influencers can make their mark. They can easily adapt to the wide range of architecture styles boasted by L.A., making it a unique, distinguished, and highly individualized region.

If you’re wondering who this all-star cast consists of, we’ve got you covered. From Malibu to Hollywood Hills and beyond, here are the 25 hottest interior designers in Los Angeles right now. Listed in random order, these tastemakers can add allure and interest to the most modest abode or palatial mansion.

Do you have a favorite pick? Let us know in the poll below!

WALDO-FERNANDEZ4-265x288Waldo Fernandez – The Cuban native made himself home in New York before relocating to Los Angeles and enrolling in UCLA to study design and architecture. He started out as a set designer for Walter Scott, but it was his furniture commissions that earned him his early reputation. After designing for film director John Schlessinger, his work caught the attention of a plethora of celebrity clients, including Elizabeth Taylor. Waldo’s Design has been a fixture on Almont Drive for over 28 years.

michael_smithMichael S. Smith – Honored by all the top shelter publications, including Architectural Design and Elle Décor, this A-lister is one of the top talents in the design industry. Not to mention that Barack & Michelle Obama chose him to decorate the White House and makeover the Oval Office. His early days included studies at the Otis College of Art and Design and abroad, as well as a partnership with designer John Saladino in New York. The Californian returned to his roots to establish Michael S Smith, Inc. in 1990.

madeline3Madeline Stuart – For the past 15 years, Madeline Stuart & Associates has favored timeless design over current trends. The style maven’s philosophy encompasses a thoughtful, deliberate and collaborative approach to decorating. Her firm has established a reputation for conscientious attention to fine architectural details, accommodating work on a wide range of projects. A self-professed lover of elevated style, Madeline prefers wearing vintage clothing to jeans and a t-shirt, even on the weekends.

kellyKelly Wearstler – Since its establishment in 1994, Kelly’s interior design firm has blossomed to include clothing, jewelry, and home collections. Described as a “branding virtuoso” by Architectural Digest, her vibrant interiors and lifestyle boutique make her a leading name in modern American design. The multi-talented author and fashionista has been featured both on the Los Angeles Times‘ bestseller list and Vogue‘s Best Dressed list. Her famous clients include the ever so stylish Gwen

15 Home Decor Trends for 2020

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If there’s one perfect moment to update your home, it’s at the start of a new decade. After 10 years of the same old, same old, now is the time to roll on one of the top paint colors, refresh the heart of your home with one of our favorite kitchen ideas, or simply add a new piece of art to your gallery wall. And if you want to make a serious statement this year, then try incorporating one of the hottest home decor trends of 2020.

To find the home ideas that are about to be everywhere, we went straight to our favorite interior design pros. From navy paint and floral wallpaper to colored cabinets and free-standing tubs, these are the 2020 home decor trends that experts can’t wait to see. Whether you love trends or will typically go to great lengths to avoid them, there are bound to be a few ideas on our list that you’ll adore (and will continue to adore into the next decade).

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Vintage Accents

What goes around comes around — especially when it comes to home decor trends. “One thing we’re starting to see is more of a nod to vintage and traditional detailing — things like spooled legs, spindles, and other things we saw in furnishings from the 1800s and early 1900s,” says interior designer Bria Hammel, CEO of Bria Hammel Interiors.

But don’t expect to see all vintage everywhere. This time around, designers are incorporating just one or two statement pieces.

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Navy Blue

The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year is Classic Blue (a navy shade), which means you can expect to see a lot of the color in the new year. Fortunately, it’s totally versatile and sophisticated.

“Navy blue provides the perfect amount of contrast for interiors and exteriors in both traditional and modern home styles,” says interior designer Kerrie Kelly, founder of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab. “Whether a kitchen island gets a quick upgrade or a room gets a dramatic new look with contrasting white trim and woodwork, the shade provides a stately look without going completely black,” she says.

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Floral Wallpaper

If the thought of flower-power wallpaper makes you flinch, then 2020 might just be the year you change your tune. “Floral wallpaper has been around for years and you will continue to see the pretty pattern but with a much more modern update,” says interior designer Abbe Fenimore, founder of Studio Ten 25. “Large scale, bold color, and even metallic versions are here to stay.”

Fenimore says they’re a particularly good choice in powder bathrooms and foyers. Plus, there are tons of stick-on options if you’re not ready to fully commit.

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High-Contrast Decor

High-contrast designs are currently having a moment — which means if you’ve always wanted to paint your home black, now is the time to give it a whirl (in moderation, of course).