If it is time for you to design a room in your home, your head is probably filled with different colors and patterns right now. There are so many to choose from! Why not pick an overall style for your room? This way, you narrow down what you can and can’t use in the design. From bohemian to industrialism, there are a few popular styles to choose from. Here are some of the most popular ones and how you can get them just right.

Design Styles


Industrial design style by Patricia Davis Brown Designs.
Design by Patricia Davis Brown Designs

Do you love the interiors of hipster coffee shops? Then you will love industrialism! Popular with baristas across the country, this style isn’t just for hip cafes. Use lots of exposed metals and distressed wood as well as exposed brickwork. It is a great way to keep your rooms modern, yet also with a slight vintage twist. You can incorporate this style into any room, but it works especially well in kitchens.


Design Styles

If you love nature, bohemian is possibly the best style for your home. It uses a lot of plants and natural materials to build up a modern design. It is also one of the most eco-friendly trends, thanks to its use of all the natural materials. To nail this look you need to be able to create an environment that is messy in an organized way. Use a lot of bright patterns and colors as well. Create a warm ambiance by also piling up the cushions and blankets on all your furniture.


The farmhouse trend is a modern take on vintage. It is super cozy and often the preferred decor of families as it can feel very homey. Use natural and traditional elements throughout but don’t forget to add some modern furnishings to bring it into the 21st Century. Take a look online for furniture that suits the farmhouse style. Sites like cr laine furniture will offer a lot of inspiration.



If you shop at IKEA, your home could already be flavored with a Scandinavian influence. The trend is generally quite minimal and uses gentle contours to create a soft and comfortable look. The principles of Bauhaus are also heavily applied to room design. Rooms designed in the Scandinavian style look very simplistic but still appear extremely chic and elegant. One of the main ways to incorporate this style into your home is to use a lot of whites and grays as well as organic materials in your furnishings.

Shabby Chic

If you need an excuse to fill your home in antiques, opt for the shabby chic trend. Buy distressed furniture or sanded wood furnishings that look like they have experienced a lot of wear and tear. Many furniture shops now stock pieces that have been designed to look this way. So you don’t have to buy old or second-hand items! When you are choosing your paint colors, stick to soft pastels and whites.

Hopefully, this blog post will have given you loads of inspiring ideas for your next decorating project!

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.