Today we’re defining popular design styles and what characterizes each one.  You may already know your favorite design style from posts on social media like Instagram or Pinterest, but do you know what separates one from the other? Industrial from Rustic? Transitional from traditional? Not only will you know cabinetry indicators, but after this read, you’ll be a designer in the making. Or at the very least a budding expert on the trends in the field. 


Most commonly a modern aesthetic can be identified by its clean lines and pristine surfaces. This particular design style embodies the word sleek. Cabinets are typically slab and glossy, flush with the frame face, and colors tend to be crisp. A modern space can influence futuristic vibes but overall remains organized and simple for hassle-free living.  


Traditionally (see what we did there), this style tends to be more teeming with character and ornate finishes. Opposite to modern design, traditional features showcase more depth and detail. It’s the most classic aesthetic, with various uses of dark, rich wood or furniture items such as bureaus. For those that appreciate the presence of character in their home, traditional design is the way to go. 


For those that like staying current in their design tastes, contemporary is reflective of the here and now. Similar to the modern style, contemporary design is simple in its nature but exudes a more comfortable atmosphere. These interiors are not only sophisticated but popular for their use of line and space such as strong architectural features and other subtle decor. In contemporary design, less can be more.    


Commonly known as farmhouse, this style arguably has the most warmth and coziness associated with it. Likely due to the various, ample use of wood in the floors, structural elements, shelves, etc. Farmhouse is all about incorporating textures of nature while also balancing vintage furnishings for additional charm.  


Last, and with the least components, minimalism takes the cake. This style is all about achieving the most with as few elements as possible. If you want to adopt a simple lifestyle, with zero clutter and maximum space, a minimalist design will certainly do the trick, encouraging one to embrace white (empty) space and the freedom from unnecessary items.

As many styles as we just listed, there are still more. And when it comes to deciding on what design trend to incorporate in your home, start with the pieces that reflect your personality. From there, design will fall into place. For inspiration and projects of various design styles we’ve completed, connect with us on social media or contact us about our design service packages today!  

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