Furniture and Interior Design Styles

Do you know what your interior design style is? There are so many to choose from that it can be difficult to know where to start! Here at Homemakers, we carry pieces from many different interior design styles. From traditional to modern to contemporary, we have everything! Every style is explained below with important elements, a video for more design inspiration and a pinnable infographic that you can easily share and save. You’ll find more design and style ideas in the Interior Design Styles 101 series on our blog, HM etc.

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Traditional

Smith Brothers 388 Collection Sofa Samuel Lawrence Edington King Bed Set Crown Mark Renaissance 7 Piece Dining Set

Traditional furniture takes inspiration from English and French styles of the 18th and 19th centuries such as Baroque, Rococo, Romantic and Neoclassical. Traditional style creates a warm, inviting space through the use of ornate details, rich wood tones, luxurious fabrics and buttery leather.

Substyles Include: Antique, Victorian, Classic

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Rustic

Magnussen Harper Farm Entertainment Center Modus Furniture Harby Coffee Table Standard Furniture Amelia 5 Piece Dining Set

Rustic furniture immediately brings to mind images of cozy cabins and warm décor. Roughhewn wood, solid functional pieces and a vintage-inspired palette are hallmarks. This school of design encompasses many other styles including farmhouse and Southwestern. Rustic design combines the best of casual comfort and organic appeal.

Substyles Include: Country, Farmhouse, Western, Cabin/Lodge, French Country

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Transitional

ashley-Narvilla 6 Piece Dining Set Hampton Hill Palmer 7 Piece Full Queen Comforter Set Craftmaster 7523 Collection Sofa

Transitional furniture is the bridge between traditional and contemporary styles. Transitional style draws on the best elements from traditional, modern and casual styles. Understated patterns and luxurious elements like marble and rich wood add visual pops. Key style details include clean lines, neutral colors, minimal accents and a harmonious flow to the room.

Substyles Include: Coastal, Cottage

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Mission/Arts & Crafts

Aamerica Laurelhurst 7 Piece Solid Oak Mission Dining Set Coast to Coast Foster Accent Bench Ashley Cross Island Computer Credenza

Mission and arts & crafts, while two different schools of design, are very close in style. The arts & crafts period began around the end of the 19th century and placed emphasis on clean lines and subtle details. Mission soon followed in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century and incorporated heavier lines and minimal design. Both styles are closely intertwined through shared style elements like handcrafted details, solid wood, rich finishes and organic colors.

Substyles Include: Craftsman

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Contemporary

Contemporary Modus Nevis Bedroom Contemporary Best Treynor Living Contemporary Chintaly Leatrice Dining

Contemporary furniture is all about existing in the moment. It’s not about design rules because contemporary style is fluid and always changing. As of now, contemporary design is all about geometric form and open space. Everyday items such as street signs can be repurposed as art and elements such as glass and chrome are easily mixed. Style details include a monochromatic palette, strong architectural form and abstract accessories.

Substyles Include: Neo-minimalism

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Casual

Casual Ashley Hannalore Sofa Casual Magnussen Brookfield Bedroom Set Casual Ashley Pinnadel Counter Set

Casual furniture is all about comfort. Pieces typically include plush cushioning, generous seating and relaxed styling, making it a good choice for unwinding with family and friends. Casual furniture often features recline mechanisms and special features like cup holders or storage compartments.

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Furniture and Interior Design Styles

Do you know what your interior design style is? There are so many to choose from that it can be difficult to know where to start! Here at Homemakers, we carry pieces from many different interior design styles. From traditional to modern to contemporary, we have everything! Every style is explained below with important elements, a video for more design inspiration and a pinnable infographic that you can easily share and save. You’ll find more design and style ideas in the Interior Design Styles 101 series on our blog, HM etc.

Traditional

Traditional Smith Brothers 388 Collection Sofa
Traditional Samuel Lawrence Edington King Bed Set

Traditional furniture takes inspiration from English and French styles of the 18th and 19th centuries such as Baroque, Rococo, Romantic and Neoclassical. Traditional style creates a warm, inviting space through the use of ornate details, rich wood tones, luxurious fabrics and buttery leather.

Traditional Crown Mark Renaissance 7 Piece Dining Set
Traditional Bernhardt London Chesterfield sofa

Rustic

Rustic Magnussen Harper Farm Entertainment Center
Rustic Modus Furniture Harby Coffee Table

Rustic furniture immediately brings to mind images of cozy cabins and warm décor. Roughhewn wood, solid functional pieces and a vintage-inspired palette are hallmarks. This school of design encompasses many other styles including farmhouse and Southwestern. Rustic design combines the best of casual comfort and organic appeal.

Rustic Standard Furniture Amelia 5 Piece Dining Set
Rustic Ashley Cinrey Queen Bed

Substyles Include: Country, Farmhouse, Western, Cabin/Lodge, French Country

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RUSTIC STYLE IDEAS INFOGRAPHIC

VIDEO: RUSTIC STYLE INTERIOR DESIGN


Transitional

Transitional Ashley Narvilla 6 Piece Dining Set
Transitional Hampton Hill Palmer 7 Piece Full Queen Comforter Set

Transitional furniture is the bridge between traditional and contemporary styles. Transitional style draws on the best elements from traditional, modern and casual styles. Understated patterns and luxurious elements like marble and rich wood add visual pops. Key style details include clean lines, neutral colors, minimal accents and a harmonious flow to the room.

Transitional Ashley Nartina Coffe Table
Transitional Ashley Nartina coffee table

Mission Arts & Crafts

Mission Aamerica Laurelhurst 7 Piece Solid Oak Mission Dining Set
Mission Coast to Coast Foster Accent Bench

Mission and arts & crafts, while two different schools of design, are very close in style. The arts & crafts period began around the end of the 19th century and placed emphasis on clean lines and subtle details. Mission soon followed in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century and incorporated heavier lines and minimal design. Both styles are closely intertwined through shared style elements like handcrafted details, solid wood, rich finishes and organic colors.

Mission Ashley Cross Island Computer Credenza
Mission Progressive Willow Pine Bed

Contemporary

Contemporary Modus Nevis Bedroom
Contemporary Best Treynor Living

Contemporary furniture is all about existing in the moment. It’s not about design rules because contemporary style is fluid and always changing. As of now, contemporary design is all about geometric form and open space. Everyday items such as street signs can be repurposed as art and elements such as glass and chrome are easily mixed. Style details include a monochromatic palette, strong architectural form and abstract accessories.

Contemporary Chintaly Leatrice Dining
Contemporary Bernhardt Larson swivel chair

Casual

Casual Ashley Hannalore Sofa
Casual Magnussen Brookfield Bedroom Set

Casual furniture is all about comfort. Pieces typically include plush cushioning, generous seating and relaxed styling, making it a good choice for unwinding with family and friends. Casual furniture often features recline mechanisms and special features like cup holders or storage compartments.

Casual Ashley Pinnadel Counter Set
Casual Ashley Bladen Sectional