If you’re setting up a new home, or if the lockdown has tempted you to redecorate your space, then we’ve got just the thing for you. (We know those Pinterest references can be overwhelming!)
A wise person once said, “A home is the greatest reflection of who you are”, and we’re sure they were onto something. Here are five carefully curated home decor styles with design cues to help you decide what fits your personality and lifestyle best — yep, it’s as simple as that.
So grab a cup of coffee, a pen, and a notebook, because you’re about to find the ideal decor style for your (new) home.
You know what they say — all that glitters is… glam.
If you’re someone who likes to decorate your home with a bit of shimmer in a glamorous, ‘extra’ kinda way, then Glam is your style. Glam furniture pieces tend to have metallic accents, frames, or shiny surfaces—think a floral upholstered chair, with gold metal accents, for a luxurious feel. The trick is to offset the sparkle with subtle, traditional pieces of furniture, giving your space a sophisticated feel that isn’t over-the-top.
While choosing Glam decor for your home, marble, velvet, satin, metal and crystals are your friends. Play with different textures, fabrics and patterns, and you’ll see an elegant space come to life in true old-Hollywood style.
Keep your colors neutral by using beige, pinks, greys and whites, so that your metal, shiny pieces are perfectly balanced. The end result is sure to be a stunning space you’ll love to call home.
Transitional home decor style is a perfect blend of classic and contemporary. So if you’re someone who derives comfort from a little old-world charm but also likes no-fuss clean designs, this might be just the thing for you.
If you’re wondering how these two distinct-sounding decor styles come together, here’s a gist. Transitional design comes to life with the use of classic styles such as curved, lacquered, intricate furnishings, neutralized by simple accessories, neutral tones, and materials used in an unembellished, clean form—we’re talking wood, glass, rattan, and natural fabrics.
If you’re imagining a snug and welcoming Farmhouse-styled space, you’ve got it right. A popular trend among millennials, Transitional is perfect to capture and savor a bit of the old world in your modern home.
This classic home decor style originated in America post-World War II and was incredibly popular from the 1940s to the 1960s. However, it has now made a comeback and a massive one at that. What makes it so unique, you ask? Mid-Century Modern consists of accessible and affordable furniture, that’s big on function and form.
In a nutshell, this style comes to life in furniture that features clean, sleek lines, against geometric shapes (an oval mirror or circular coffee table, for instance). Tables, sofas, and dressers with skinny angular legs are easy-to-spot characteristic of this style. The colors can range anywhere from neutral beiges to bold maroons, and black and white make a frequent appearance in a Mid-Century Modern home.
If you’re looking to create a chic, modern home, that also fits your lifestyle and budget, Mid-Century Modern couldn’t be more perfect for you.
Love minimal and understated home vibes? Say hello to the Scandinavian style. This home decor style is an ode to the simplicity of the Nordic way of living. Hinging on an all-white color scheme, accentuated with light wooden flooring, and clutter-free accents, the Scandinavian design is every Marie Kondo enthusiast’s dream come true.
Perfect for smaller spaces, this design style typically makes use of materials such as aluminum, bright plastics, and steel. Hints of color are usually added through large house plants, wall art, rugs—but these typically err on the side of neutral shades.
If a modern take on minimal homes is your thing, we recommend you go the Scandinavian way.
You’ll love to have an Eclectic home if you feel drawn to every decor style we just touched upon, and can’t choose just one. Think of it as cherry-picking parts of every home decor style, to create a playful, one-of-a-kind, yet cohesive look.
Here are a few rules to keep in mind for your eclectic home to truly come together:
1) Ensure you have a consistent color scheme—feel free to go bright and bold, but stick to one color family.
2) Experiment with a range of textures, patterns, and silhouettes
3) Play with the composition, so you can add things you love to your space, without disrupting its harmony
Pro tip: Ensure repetition of some kind in your space. For instance, if you’re going with a square coffee table, throw in more square elements—say, a mirror or cushion covers to unite all the elements of your space.
We hope our breakdown helped you find the perfect decor style for your home and you don’t have to scramble for those Pinterest references any longer! To make things easier, explore CasaOne’s all-new Design Service, where you’ll get to work with our in-house designer to create realistic visualizations of your home with our furniture, based on your preferred home decor style, of course.