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A Guide to Different Types of Home Decor Styles

February 28th, 2013 | by The Update
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There are many different types of home decor styles to choose from. For a more cohesive and polished look, you’ll want to pick furnishings and decor items that fall within a certain type of style. So how do you know if a fabulous piece of furniture you found while shopping around will complement the rest of the decor in your home? This handy guide will help you find out! Whether you’re staging your home to sell or just want to give your house a fresh new look, check out this guide to different types of home decor styles. Let your personality, neighborhood, and the things you love help you pick the best style for you!
Arts and Crafts Style

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Look for:

  • Wood with prominent grain
  • Blocky shapes
  • Rectilinear shapes
  • Exposed joint
  • Clean, strong lines
  • Minimal accent detailing

Examples:

3429 Drexel Drive | HIGHLAND PARK, TX, 75205

69 Sydenham St. Dundas, Ontario L9H2T9 CANADA

 

Classic Contemporary Style

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Look for:

  • Round furniture lines
  • Soft, curved lines
  • Soft, inviting textures

Examples:

2555 N. Pearl Street #303 | Dallas, TX, 75201
Contemporary Style

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Look for:

  • Straight lines and sharp corners
  • Wide curves and spherical shapes
  • Empty walls
  • Sleep appeal
  • Solid, bold colors and high contrast
  • Monochromatic themes
  • Metals and solid surfaces
Country Style

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Look for:

  • Distressed wood
  • Lots of antiques
  • Raw wood exposed beams
  • Softer colors and natural tones
  • Small prints and plaids

 

Eclectic Style

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Look for:

  • Vintage pieces
  • Bright colors
  • Pieces from all different styles
  • Offbeat contemporary items
  • Mixed motifs
  • Generous accessories
Modern Style

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Look for:

  • Simplified shapes
  • Natural or lacquered finished
  • Ergonomic shapes
  • High functionality
  • Metal, slabbed stone, or cement floors
  • Lots of Metal and Glass
  • Ultra-suede and rich textures
  • Exposed framework, staircases, and beams
  • Wide, open spaces
  • Minimal barriers between indoors and out

Examples:

2909 Reagan Street | Dallas, TX, 75219
Rustic Style

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Look for:

  • Raw materials and stones
  • Wood with wormholes, prominent knots, and rasped edges
  • Distressed metal and leather
  • Animal hides and wool
  • Prominent fireplaces
  • Cozy seating

 

Shabby-Chic Style

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Look for:

  • Colorful, vintage items
  • Distressed furniture
  • White walls
  • Lots of light decor

 

Traditional Style

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Look for:

  • Rich colors
  • Plush fabrics
  • Curved lines
  • Intricate details
  • Dark woods
  • Tapered legs
  • Lustrous accent materials
  • Crown moulding and decorative trims

 

Transitional Style

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Look for:

  •  Simple lines
  • Monochromatic colors
  • Soothing palettes
  • Soft shapes

 

Tuscan Style

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Look for:

  •  Stucco walls
  • Terra cotta tiles
  • Scrolling ironwork
  • Patterned and bright accessories
  • Exposed wooden beams
  • Soft chenilles

Source: FurniturePolished.com Click here to see more of our recently posted home staging and decor tips.

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