Really liked the last reno post on Interiors Addict? Feeling inspired by the Australian home tour featured on this morning’s The Design Files newsletter? Still not quite sure how to recreate that vibe in your own space or even where to start?
It will be much easier once you’ve learned the basics. Being able to put a name to your favourites design styles is a great place to begin.
Industrial Interior Design Style
The industrial design style emphasises the raw, exposed backbone of a space.Characterised by exposed brick, steel beams and raw materials, it highlights the history of a property. When thinking industrial design think converted warehouses, converted barns and loft apartments.Check our Pinterest board for more Industrial Interior Design inspo!
Image: Xtend Studio
Image: Max Zambelli
Image: Vosges Paris
Mid-Century Interior Design Style
Mid-century design emerged in the 1940’s to 1970’s and epitomised a relaxed post-war era. The design aesthetic uses natural curved shapes such as the egg like Eames chair and minimalist silhouettes to evoke a nostalgic retro style. It offers ‘fuss free’ living style that highlights the functionality and openness of a space.
Take our short quiz to find out what your interior design style is!
Coastal Interior Design Style
Coastal interior design style typically utilises a white or cream base palette layered with bright blues, red and yellows. It encapsulates beach house living, using weathered wood, nautical decor and fresh crisp linen to create a bright and airy space that feels relaxing and fresh. Check our Pinterest board for more Coastal Interior Design inspo!
Image: Jennifer Boomer
Image: Spots and Stripes
Regency Interior Design Style
Characterised by a sense a grandeur blended with a colourful oriental palette, the Regency style is a homage to 18th-century living. Chandeliers and brightly coloured materials are commonplace and paired with patterned wallpaper which give the space a regal look and feel. Check our Pinterest board for more Regency Interior Design inspo!
Modern interior design approaches spaces in a simplistic way, highlighting functionality opposed to unnecessary cluttering. This design is perfect for small spaces as is it offers the illusion of space through not overcrowding with accessories. This design attempts to highlight geometry, focusing on clean lines and asymmetrical cohesion. Check our Pinterest board for more Modern Interior Design inspo!
Image: Cutout Architect
Image: Nixon Tulloch Fortey Architecture
Scandi Interior Design Style
Scandi design blends functionality and simplicity seamlessly. Spaces are not overcrowded but carefully constructed to evoke a simple easy going lifestyle. There is a great importance on white as a base to layer subtle hints of colour. The Scandinavian interior design style uses light coloured wood features and simple decor to add warmth, textures and depth. It is simple and uncomplicated. Check our Pinterest board for more Scandi Interior Design inspo!
Image: By Nina Holst
Image: Jefferson Lane Home
Image: The Ultra Linx
Spanish Interior Design Style
Spanish design is all about creating a vibrant colourful space reminiscent of a Tuscan villas or Greek Tavernas. The colour palette uses rich earthy tones like terracotta, deep blues and reds married with dark timber, decorative tiles and wrought iron features. Check our Pinterest board for more Spanish Interior Design inspo!
Image: El Carligto
Image: Hugh Randolph Architects
Image: Burnham Design
Asian Interior Design Style
Balance is key when looking at Asian interior design. It is about creating a harmonious space. Furniture placement is well considered, looking at creating a positive flow throughout the space. Incorporating hand carved and painted furniture pieces paired with a tranquil blend of neutral, bright and metallic colours. Check our Pinterest board for more Asian Interior Design inspo!
Art Deco first emerged in the 1920’s and is strongly influenced by architecture. It uses strong lines, geometry and bold colour palettes. Art Deco allows creative freedom with patterns and materials, blending glass, chrome and gold seamlessly within a space. Clean-lined artwork and curved furniture create a sleek elegant Great Gatsby inspired interior. Check our Pinterest board for more Art Deco Interior Design inspo!
Traditional design echoes a classic European style incorporating rich mahogany wood tones, ornate architectural details and elegant furnishings. This design style integrates antique pieces such as claw-footed tables and chairs that embody a sense of occasion and sophistication. Check our Pinterest board for more Traditional Interior Design inspo!
Image: John Gruen
Image: Whitestone Builders
Image: Emily Followill
Boho Interior Design Style
Bohemian decor embodies a carefree eclecticism. Taking inspiration from around the world this style blends bright colours and tribal-like patterns. Boho uses several textures to layer a space including hand woven rugs, sheepskin throws and indoor plants which create an ordered messiness. Check our Pinterest board for more Boho Interior Design inspo!
Image: Lucy Gladewright
Image: The Jungalow
Image: Country Chic Oslo
Still not too sure what’s your interior design style? Take our short style quiz and find out in no time!