Design Styles

The way in which your rooms are designed says a lot about your personality. Interior design is a personal expression of your style, from fabric selection to furnishings and lighting fixtures. In addition to your personal preferences, there are other factors to consider when deciding on a design style, including the size of the space and the current state of affairs.

Do you know which design styles really appeal to you, or which would work best in your individual living space? Perhaps you’ve thought about incorporating elements of a particular style into your home, but aren’t really sure if they’ll work. The expert interior designers at Decorating Den Interiors – C&J Interiors break down the many styles of design you have to choose from, and make it easy to find which suits your personality and your home the best!

Our favorite design styles include: Coastal, Contemporary, Country, Eclectic, Modern, Rustic, Traditional and Transitional.

Whether you want to decorate your bedroom, dining room, family room, game room, home office, living room, media room, outdoor living, sunroom or whole home, Decorating Den Interiors – C&J Interiors can help create a space that matches your style and your budget.

Contact us today at 936-588-5004 for a complimentary consultation and let’s get started on creating the space of your dreams that reflects your style.

Professional Coastal Interior Decorator

If you love taking a stroll in the sand and can’t imagine a summer without spending some time by the salty sea, the coastal design style is perfect for you. When it comes to this design style, there are a variety of themes inspired by the many types of coastal towns across the world. Whether you’re looking for a New England saltbox look or a tropical Belizean cottage, Decorating Den Interiors – C&J Interiors can help you design a home that aligns with your coastal vision.

Coastal design can be used in any home, regardless of its proximity to the coastline. This design style works best when it evokes the sense of a coastal town, instead of overwhelming the senses with beach-themed decor.

Characteristics of Coastal Design Include:

  • Colors. Crisp, clean colors help to open a space and give it a vibrant, coastal vibe. Pure white and it’s neutral counterparts pair well with pastel shades found in nature, from the dusty pinks of sunset to the bright blues of the shoreline. Use these hues on walls, in accessories, and throughout furnishings in your coastal design.
  • Lighting. Light is the single most important design element in the coastal design style. Coastal interiors blur the lines, making it difficult to tell where the outdoors stop and the indoors begin. Think vast doorways, plenty of windows, and skylights that allow plenty of light in. If you’re in a space that doesn’t allow for a ton of natural light, make up for it with decorative lamps and wall sconces.
  • Fabric. Linen, cotton, and muslin are all fabrics that work well in coastal style designs. Furnishings made of organic materials like sea grass, straw, and wicker evoke the natural sense of warmth common to coastal locales. When it comes to accessorizing, look for rope, rattan, and woven elements.

Professional Contemporary Interior Designer

When you walk into your home after a long day, the first thing you want to do is unwind. Contemporary design can elevate that feeling and turn your home into a relaxing oasis. This style breaks the traditional rules of design to create a casual, eclectic space that emphasizes the importance of comfort. The professionals at Decorating Den Interiors – C&J Interiors have years of experience with contemporary design, as well as an arsenal of materials to help you inject this relaxed style into your home decor.

Characteristics of Contemporary Design Include:

The contemporary style is popular in modern homes, as it blends a range of styles from the 20th century together that make for a clean, simple look. Contemporary design is all about uncovering the basics of line, shape, and form in each element of interior decor, and prominently features elements from nature throughout color schemes, furniture, and room accessories.

  • Furniture: Contemporary furnishings feature soft, rounded lines and are commonly made of natural elements like maple or birch wood. While these pieces don’t feature a ton of detail or adornment, they are commonly accented with stainless steel, nickel, or chrome arms or legs.
  • Fabric: Natural fabrics like silks, linens, and cottons are often used throughout contemporary design. These fabrics can feature bold patterns but are typically used for their natural textures and neutral tones.
  • Lighting: Recessed lighting is common in contemporary design, as it provides the convenience of light without having to incorporate bulky overhead fixtures. Sleek, standing designs work well in this style, especially if they feature metallic elements.
  • Colors:  The color choices in contemporary design are typically bold neutrals in rich shades of brown, taupe, and cream. These colors are typically accented with natural textures from fabrics, but are also easily accented with pops of color, be they in wall art or a decorative area rug.

Professional Country Interior Designer

It’s said that “home is where the heart is,” and that definitely rings true in the country style of design. The simple, cozy elements featured in country decor make a home feel more lived-in and personal. Warm and inviting color schemes, classic patterns, and plain, natural furnishings play to this theme as well. Decorating Den has helped create dozens of welcoming country spaces in a variety of homes, thanks to our years of design experience and the plethora of materials we have access to.

The country style contains elements like primitive furnishings, soft colors, and vintage fabrics and prints. Previously used furnishings that feature straight lines and very little ornamentation are a staple of country design. In addition, handmade accessories like baskets, bowls, and pottery are typical of this design style.

Country design is defined by location, the two most common being English and French Country:

  • English Country: This look balances accents of bright chintz floral, gingham, or plaid fabrics with tassel or fringe to enhance the feeling that you’re in the English countryside. The element of floral patterns is particularly prominent in the English country style. Many times floral wall coverings, like wallpaper or stenciled designs, are paired with decorative arrangements of china plates or paintings of landscapes.
  • French Country: Like the English country style, French country creates a bright and welcoming old-world feeling that is very rustic and in-touch with nature. Exposed wooden beams or brick walls, stone flooring, and fireplaces are central elements in a French country design. This look is accented with copper, wicker, or iron fixtures like candle holders, vases, or baskets to complete the feeling that the French countryside lies just beyond the walls of your home.

Professional Eclectic Interior Designer

Are you someone who can’t settle on one interior design style? Eclectic design makes it so you don’t have to! Like contemporary design, the eclectic style combines elements from various time periods to create a unique, cohesive look. Using furniture, lighting, and decor that are harmonious in style make the eclectic look easy to achieve in any home. Decorating Den Interiors – C&J Interiors understands which design elements work together to create a cohesive look. Plus, our access to hundreds of materials help make creating an eclectic room in your home simple.

Characteristics of Eclectic Design Include:

The eclectic style shuffles all of the rules of design and combines elements of old and new; Eastern with Western; luxurious accessories with simple furnishings. Incorporating an eclectic Style in your own home is all about pulling elements of color, texture, and shape from different styles of design that work together to create a unique and cohesive look.

  • Furniture: The eclectic style presents you with virtually limitless furnishings options. It’s best to stick with a clean, simple design, like something from the contemporary realm, so as to have more room when playing with colors and fabrics.
  • Colors: Neutral colors are the easiest to play around with and work best when it comes to eclectic design. Shades of cream, taupe, and gray are ideal for eclectic design, allowing you to accent with colors, furnishings, textures, and patterns of your choosing.
  • Patterns & Texture: Spruce up your neutral color scheme with bright patterns or elaborate textures that tie the room together. The eclectic style invites you to play around when it comes to finding rugs, artwork, and lighting that create balanced contrasts.

Professional Modern Interior Designer

Does your personal taste break the mold? Do you hate designs that feel busy with unnecessary accessories? Are “clean” and “simple” a staple in your everyday vocabulary? If you’ve answered yes to any or all of these questions, modern interior design is ideal for you. Decorating Den Interiors – C&J Interiors makes it easy to work organic lines and stark colors into your interior decor. Our many years of expertise, along with a huge variety of materials, make it easy to welcome the modern style into your home.

Modern design focuses on layout, location, and function. The post war ideals of cutting excess and using materials practically shine through in this style, which focuses heavily on the trends of the 1920s through the 1950s. Clean lines in architecture, stark white interior walls, and open floor plans are all common in modern design. A well-planned modern layout can promote calmness and simplicity within a home.

Characteristics of Modern Design Include:

  • Fabric. Elements of nature, including stone, wood, leather, and linen, are utilized to give modern spaces texture without being overbearing.
  • Shape. The geometry that polished metals create are a common in modern furniture and accessories. Popular choices include molded plastic chairs with or polished furniture legs and wooden credenzas.
  • Furniture. Clean, straight lines are prevalent in modern decor. Whether it’s the furniture or the shape of the room, form and function are completely balanced to create a simple space.
  • Color. Pure colors like black, white, and beige are used throughout modern design. Bold colors come through in accent walls or furniture pieces, but are used sparingly to take avoid ruining the balance.

Professional Rustic Interior Designer

Rustic design may draw your mind to bulky barn-yard furnishings and antiquated accessories. On the contrary, this design plays with free-form shapes and natural elements used to make materials to create a comforting and homey environment ideal for living spaces such as the dining room, kitchen, or den. Decorating Den Interiors – C&J Interiors can help you work rustic-inspired decor into your home, with our many years of design experience and our access to hundreds of decorating materials.

The rustic style connects interior design with its organic roots to create a warm and inviting space. In a modern world full of technology and manufactured materials, the charm of rustic design appeals to us, drawing the mind back to simpler times and celebrating the art of repurposing.

Characteristics of Rustic Design Include:

  • Structure. Exposed beams of wood or stone can achieve the old-world look that is synonymous with rustic design.
  • Colors. Cozy, inviting colors in rich shades of green, blue, khaki, and red are very popular in rustic decor. Traditional patterns and patchwork are also common – think handmade quilts, embroidery, and needlepoint textiles.
  • Accessories. Found objects, along with DIY projects, folk art, and vintage accessories, all coexist well within rustic design. Get inspired by repurposing old items.
  • Furniture. Wood and reclaimed lumber are staples in rustic design. Think. You won’t find polished woods – it’s all about the natural appearance of passed-down family heirlooms and repurposed furnishings that showcase sturdy woods.

Professional Traditional Interior Designer

The forms, colors, and materials popularized by Old World European culture and American history are prominent in traditional design. Think clean and polished when it comes to traditional design. Stone or porcelain elements, fresh, crisp cotton, antique accessories, and lots of neutral colors.

This style is extremely versatile and very common in modern homes, featuring dark woods, heavily detailed architecture, and luxurious furnishings. If you’re looking to renovate your bathroom or kitchen, the experts at Decorating Den Interiors – C&J Interiors recommend traditional design! Our years of expertise, as well as our massive selection of materials, make it easy for you to welcome traditional design into your home.

Characteristics of Traditional Design Include:

  • Colors. Neutral colors on the walls allow for more elaborate furnishings, which are typically adorned in red, blue, or brown.
  • Accessories. Elegant vases and bowls, elaborate candle holders, and other artisan-crafted accessories pair well with the luxurious look of traditional decor.
  • Furniture. The distinct silhouettes of traditional furniture include wing-backed chairs, claw footed tables, and curved pieces that draw upon the styling’s of the 18th and 19th century.
  • Fabrics. Floral, damask, and paisley prints are all popular in traditional design. The most commonly utilized fabrics include luxury silks, velvets, and cashmeres.

Professional Transitional Interior Designer

Transitional design, also referred to as “Updated Classic,” takes the classic elements of design and adds a contemporary twist to them. It blends the comfort of traditional styles with the clean, sophisticated aspects of contemporary design.

The transitional style can cover a variety of design periods, from the Victorian era to the Greek Revival. Because of its rich historical roots, traditional design features characteristics like symmetry and ornate detail. This style is ideal for creating luxury spaces like dining or sitting rooms.

Decorating Den Interiors – C&J Interiors can help you fill your home with the elegance of traditional design. Our years of experience, as well as our extensive catalog of materials, make it easy for you to incorporate transitional elements into your interior design.

Characteristics of Transitional Design Include:

  • Colors. Soft, inviting neutrals like beige, ivory, and tan are popular in transitional design. These colors create an ideal backdrop for more contemporary furniture pieces.
  • Accessories. Minimal accessories that feature straight lines and rounded profiles blend contemporary and traditional design to accentuate a transitional design scheme.
  • Furniture. Warm woods furnishings with straight lines and lacquered finishes tie together contemporary and traditional trends to create a unique look. A lack of ornamentation makes it easy for the eye to appreciate the simple, sophisticated design.
  • Fabrics. A lack of bright color use in transitional design leaves more room to play around with texture and fabric. Combining textural elements of wood, glass, fabric, and steel are common in transitional design.

Contact us today at 936-588-5004 for a complimentary consultation and let’s get started on creating the space of your dreams that reflects your style.

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