Top 10 Popular Home Styles (Plus Images!)

February 24, 2017

In a world of ever-changing trends, set by Pinterest boards, lifestyle bloggers, and HGTV boards, it becomes difficult to stay at the forefront of style. We’ve put together a list of the ten most popular current design styles, which run the gamut from classic to modern.

 

1. Modern

 

Homes in this style feature clean lines, a simple color palette, and often, metal, marble, or glass finishes. Clutter is kept at a minimum and simplicity is valued above all. There’s a place for everything, and everything has its place. Additional features of these homes include flat rooflines, horizontal windows, and open floor plans.

 

2. Farmhouse

 

  

It’s a common misconception that farmhouse style is an exclusively southern trend. These tin-roofed beauties are loved all over the country, and even more so with Chip and JoAnna Gaines’ rise to fame. On the exterior, farmhouse style homes often feature white wood siding, large porches, and rectangular foundations. Inside, you will find hardwood floors, shiplap, reclaimed wood, a variety of textures, and a unique mingling of rustic and modern accents.

 

 

3. Minimalist/Scandinavian

This style takes modern a step further. The color palette is even simpler, sometimes only featuring the color white with a couple colorful accent pieces. Decor is kept at a minimum, but pieces are chosen carefully and are sure to be unique and purposeful. Functionality is king.

 

4. Industrial

Industrial style is all about the finishes. Mimicking an unfinished warehouse or building, it often features exposed brick, duct work, and wood. High ceilings and dangling light features are also indicative of industrial style. Furniture and decor will be sparse to showcase the beautiful raw materials that make the home.

 

5. Mid-Century Modern

 

Mid-Century Modern is a style often combined with others. You might find touches of it in each of the styles listed. It features retro elements from, you guessed it, the middle of the twentieth century. Look for organic shapes, minimalistic decor, and simple fabrications. These spaces often have a neutral color scheme with pops of brighter colors. Popular finishes include wood and glass.

 

 

6. Traditional

 Traditional homes borrow many traits from European style. Rich, dark wood, accessories, and ornate details abound. On the exterior, this style is often represented as a hodge-podge of other styles or in gables and stonework. On the interior, you will find curved lines, numerous colors and textures, and layering.

 

 

7. French Country

 This style showcases worn and distressed furnishings, warm colors, and ornate wood pieces. French Country can sometimes pop up in Farmhouse designs and vice-versa. In the kitchen, you will find ornate porcelain and in the bedrooms, heavy linens.

 

8. Bohemian

 With this style, there are no rules. Decor should simply be chosen based on what you like. The mixture of colors, textures, and styles is what makes it bohemian. These homes often feature vintage pieces and textiles from all over the world. Every style listed above can be combined; anything goes. These spaces often combine neutrals and bright colors, glam light fixtures with worn floor coverings, and unique seating.

 

9. Glam

 

Glam is over-the-top and shiny. It’s dramatic, with bold statement pieces, plush furniture, and jewel tone colors like reds and purples. Victorian design and velvet are cornerstones of glam.

 

10. Coastal

 

This style can be summed up in one word: airy. Reminiscent of the laid-back attitude of beach communities, coastal style features neutrals, blues, and greens. White furniture and accents are instrumental to opening the space up. Stripes and painted white wood are also popular. Exteriors are similar with a hint of southern flair—porches, wide windows, and balconies.

 

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