different types of houses

Different Types Of House Design

This guide will provide you with the inspiration you need to decorate your home. Perhaps you’re even selling land for development, and buying a completely new house? It outlines some of the styles that are popular in modern interior design magazines. Interior decorators usually blend elements of different decoration styles, but to do that it’s essential to first identify the core aspects or elements of each style. As I’m sure you’re aware, having a nicely designed house could increase its value – just consult any property valuation service – they’ll tell you the same thing! 

Listed below are the main types of house design – a few different styles: 

  • Mid-Century Modern 

The mid-era of the 20th century provided some of the finest pieces in modern design, most of which are still used today. The design is characterized by its natural shapes, refined lines and minimal silhouettes. Mid-century designers or creators used new methods and common building materials such as aluminium, plywood and moulded plastic to create their artworks and furniture. This style is highly versatile and can blend well with other styles of modern design. 

  • Industrial design 

If you are looking for inspiration from the industrial area (starting at the start of the century), then this is the style for you. The design uses exposed steel more liberally and combines it with more conventional elements. Exposed brick walls is another well-known feature of Industrial Design, that can provide a rustic touch to any space. One thing to note in the Industrial Design look is how they used décor with cleaner lines or rugged vintage items – never both at the same time (or the same room). 

  • Nautical Design 

This style of design invokes a more positive, relaxing and warm vibe in the room. Many of the colours used in this design is inspired by the colour of sand, light wood or other natural materials. Blue is commonly used as the main colour on ancient walls for a nice “Greek-style” look. 

When considering what materials to use, unfinished wood is a popular option for dining tables. This look is usually combined with a chic finish; fancy upholstery on the sofas and white lounge seats. Any ocean-inspired decorations are good to add to this space, such as decorative sailboats, navigational maps, seashells and rowing oars. 

  • Scandinavian 

This is one of the newer design styles, but it has recently become very popular in the modern home décor world. It is seen more like an offshoot of the middle–century modern movement. The general colours used in this design are playful, having gentle contours, and features a good balance of both organic and engineering materials. The foundation colours of most of the Scandinavian designs are grey or other cool coloured tones. 

  • Bohemian 

This form of home design is for those who want to incorporate a more carefree and adventurous spirit. The design boasts a creative blend of vibrant colours and rich patterns and it is majorly dominated by purple and red coloured tones. The key to this design is to induce a slight feel of messiness, which is a major feature of this avant-garde lifestyle. When looking for furniture, look for pieces that have a more ethical and nomadic vibe from them. 

  • Farmhouse

The farmhouse style of home décor is inspired by old cabinet design. Looking at a farmhouse design style home, you should be immediately transported to the French Era (in your imagination obviously). Using green elements such as dried lavender bunches, and arranging the vases and planters carefully will be a good start to styling to your space according to the ‘farmhouse’ style rules. 

The materials commonly used in this design style is upholstered linen and wooden tabletops – that is more on the older or worn side. White and colours originating more from beige shades dominate the colour schemes used here. 

That’s a wrap for this short guide on home décor styles! You’ll find a version of these in most modern homes – perhaps even your own? There are plenty more styles that can be mixed in with one of the styles above. A good interior designer will understand the feeling you want your home to evoke and will create and merge design elements accordingly.