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Popular Interior Decorating Designs and Styles

Choose Unique a Room Design that Reflects Your Personality

© 2011 by Alyssa Davis; all rights reserved; content may not be copied, rewritten, or republished without written permission

A living room with fireplace, photo courtesy Jessica Ackerman

A living room with fireplace, photo courtesy Jessica Ackerman

This article was updated on 08/05/20.

Sometimes, the most important step in decorating, redecorating, or renovating your home is choosing an interior decorating design idea. There are dozens to pick from, with different styles and themes for each. Everyone has a preference.

Most people want their homes to be as unique as they are, and picking one style for the room or rooms that you are working on can be confusing, especially if you have no or only limited experience with decorating. Here are a few popular interior decorating design ideas:

Classic, Traditional Look

Even with the advent of innovative and unique styles and themes, a classic, traditional look is still one of the most popular interior decorating ideas today. Thousands of people still choose furniture, accessories, and wall art that conforms to this theme, even if the pieces are not antique furniture.

Selecting this look is most popular to create a sophisticated look, with neutral shades and splashes of color and personality to make it more personal.

In order to achieve the classic traditional look, choose wood finishes and neutral colors for the walls and floors, or carpeting in a complementing neutral tone. Furniture is available in a wide variety of styles and colors, from wood grained looks to beautiful and luxurious fabrics and colors.

This is where personal preference takes over, and you can be very creative in designing a classic, traditional room.

Modern, Trendy Room Designs

Another popular interior decorating idea involves the more modern and trendy pieces, including bright colors and even metals. With this type of décor, it is not uncommon to have color on the walls and even the floor, with accessories and furniture that are in different shades.

In fact, colors do not have to match necessarily with each other, as long as the pieces create harmony in the room. If you are looking for an idea that involves more creativity, an eclectic modern design combines several styles, with one particular idea that connects each piece. Faux painting a wall or two in a leather pattern is very popular.

Whether it is texture, color, fabric, or style, an eclectic look is perfect for someone who wants something outside of the box. You can choose classic furniture with modern wall shades, reverse the idea, or try something new.

Go with an Eclectic or European Theme if You Like

Finally, it is worth mentioning that a theme design can be a popular interior decorating design idea, if it’s tasteful. Something does not have to fit into a specific category to be considered a decorating theme, and your own ideas and tastes can help you create a theme that works for the room that you’re designing.

Whether have southwestern tastes, a classic European look, antiques, or designs and ideas from a different decade, your theme can be as unique as you are.

To create a theme of your own, simply adopt styles and patterns that are attractive to you. From wall color to furniture, flooring to accessories, there is nothing wrong with mixing and matching to create a room that defines your personality. You don't have to rely on others for popular interior decorating designs and styles; it is your home, so feel free to personalize it in your own unique and interesting way.

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