It's okay if you like more than one! Even if you do of course know exactly what you want and like, you might still learn or explore something new. Or, perhaps you don't know what to call it or how to pinpoint or explain to someone else what your taste and preferences are.
Please please please don't think that there's a right or wrong here. Although it is good to follow guidelines to create a coherent interior, you can use a style or several styles as inspiration. How you interpret a style will differ from someone else's interpretation. You are unique and so is your style!
When you're done, share with your friends and fam. Perhaps you'll also get to know each other a little better ;) .
This style doesn’t have specific, definitive shapes, decor, or colours. The style follows vibes of natural, easy, unforced, lived-in and most importantly perfection in imperfection.
You may also like Minimalism, Coastal or Japanese Zen styles.
This style is much like Country. A rustic design has an emphasis on nature-inspired textures. It hugs neutral and earthy colours and a modest warmth. It embraces unrefined, rugged, natural items and elements. Natural beauty is key.
You may also like Country or French Country and Wabi-Sabi styles.
You are a Victorian lover!
This means luxury and over-abundance. Covered, refined materials. Highly decorative, elaborate, baroque, ornate, lavish. Glam and shiny. Full, rich textures. Luxurious, uptight. Colourful. Saturated. Old, historical, classic. Full, busy. Formal. Symmetrical. Prim and proper. Extravagant, grand, majestic. Curvilinear, twirls. Flowy, curvy shapes and patterns. Floral. Painted/gilded. Manufactured. Highly patterned, a large variety of patterns and textures. Can be dark and dramatic. Items for aesthetic purposes. Structured.
You may also like French or Traditional styles.
L'amoureux du style français!
Refined, treated furniture. Glam, shiny, treated. Rich details. Extensive use of bronze, gold, gilt. Highly ornate, decorative, fanciful. Heirloom or antique furniture. Dramatic, layered window treatments. Saturated & muted tones. Formal. Symmetric. Full, busy. Historic. Curvilinear, curly, twirls, flowy. Floral. Mixed patterns and textures. Rich textures. Can be dark or dramatic. Structured. Aesthetics.
You may also like Traditional or Victorian styles.
You are a lover of Traditional!
Refined, classic details. Decorative, ornate. Full. Rich and natural materials. Mostly mass manufactured with natural materials. Wood, especially dark stained wood. Muted, neutral palette - brown & beiges with other colours. Formal. Mostly curvilinear. Dark, dramatic. Grand. Full and can be busy. Historic. Symmetrical. Structured. Mixed patterns and textures.
You may also like French or Victorian styles.
This is based on the here and now, current and trendy. A bit of rule breaking is tolerated. Mixed metals. Graphic elements. Both curvy and straight lines. Usually mostly neutral colours with punches of brighter solid colours.
You may also like Industrial, Scandinavian, Modern and Minimalism styles.
Toned ivory, taupe, sage, cool grey or blue and (preferably pale) wood are often incorporated with white walls. This is complemented by rich textures and natural finishes to add depth and definition. Window treatments are usually limited, and abundant natural light is invited. Minimalism has continued into the 21st century. It is seen in Scandinavian design where lines are clean and simple. Quality materials and workmanship speak for themselves. Hygge!
You may also like a Rustic style or other Contemporary styles.
Characterized by functionality, simplicity and natural shapes. Simplicity and clarity of forms with a visual emphasis on horizontal and vertical lines. Celebrating free, natural forms as well. Illustrate the balance of positive and negative in non-objective forms and lines. Industrially produced materials like concrete, steel and glass.
Perhaps you like a Retro style as well. You can easily incorporate your taste with a more Contemporary feel.
Aloha! ʻOʻoe kahi Puʻupuʻu Tropical!
Inspired by beaches of Hawaii or other tropical destinations. Heavy prints of palm leaves and brightly coloured flowers, thatched. Muted coloured rugs or sisal and seagrass carpets cover the floor.
You may also like a Coastal or Bohemian style or perhaps even Wabi-Sabi.
Vintage-inspired. Distressed, feminine, ornate, soft, delicate, white, cream, pastels. Older, lived-in, old yet worth keeping.
You might also like other Eclectic or Rustic styles.
You are a Country fan!
A rustic, countryside sophistication is typical of this look. Some furnishings are bought at flea markets and antique shops because of the primitive historical connection. Elements have a rural, handmade quality. Just think handmade pottery, baskets, hand-forged metal and woodwork. Checked, striped, floral, and sometimes vintage patterns in a fabric are characteristic.
You might also like a Rustic style or French Country.
Black and gold, geometric, rounded fronts, accents of mirror, glass, chrome... they were embracing technology and mass production (1910 - 1950). This style is still prevalent, though. Ain't life grand.
You might also like a Luxe style.
Plush, velvet, glam, gold, metal, marble, expensive and original art... everything in its pure form of sophisticated luxury.
You might also like other Contemporary styles or Art Deco.
Caleidoscope, pop art, flower power, plastic fantastic, psychedelic, yeah baby!
You might also like a Mid-Century Modern style.
Farmhouse inspiration, warm, earthy colours, worn wood, ornamental furnishings. Ornate porcelain dishes. Soft and warm tones of yellow, gold and red. Natural materials like brick and stone.
You might also like Country, Rustic and French styles.
Nothing can stop your wanderlust. Memorabilia from travels, embracing other lifestyles and cultures. Colourful and bold patterns from Africa, India, South America, the Middle East or Asia. It feels like you could just about be anywhere in the world right now.
You might also like some other Eclectic styles.
Imagination, surprises, contrast!
You might also like a Bohemian or Contemporary style.
Relaxed, outdoorsy, fresh, airy, cool, calm and casual.
You might also like Wabi-Sabi, Rustic, Country or Minimalism.
Reclaimed industrial spaces, open, high ceilings, lofts, large windows, weathered concrete or wooden flooring, exposed brick, beams and metal air ducts is just your thing.
You can incorporate Contemporary aspects with this look.
You can incorporate this style with Contemporary. You may also even like Japanese Zen or Wabi-Sabi styles.