What’s Your Style?

Generally there are four styles of decorating; Traditional, Modern, Country and Eclectic. As in the fashion world the interest in different styles comes and goes, but the styles remain the same. To help you better identify your personal style below is a brief description of each.


Traditional home decorating is elegant and refined. Many decorating styles are actually under the definition of traditional style. A broad range of styles appeared during this time period. If you are interested in the traditional home decorating style, there are different time periods and locations you may want to consider.

Are you interested in 18th or early 19th century? What country are you looking at? France, England, Italy and others all had their own decorating styles in that time period.


While it’s been thought that modern interiors are cold and minimalist, today’s contemporary interiors are comfortable and welcoming without being cluttered and dark.  It’s a style that is equally appropriate for offices and stores, lofts and homes.  A modern style home can be a quiet and comfortable retreat.

To achieve the look of a modern home, it’s important to stick to some basic rules.

Simplicity, subtle sophistication, texture and clean lines help to define modern style decorating. Interiors showcase space rather than things. By focusing on color, space, and shape, contemporary interiors are sleek and fresh.


Country style is not reproducing the past, neither it is living in past. It is retaining good things of the past and blending them with modern amenities. It is a style that is informal and comfortable. It is a relaxed atmosphere, which is associated with rustic living and simple things handcrafted by artisans.

Achieving country style is easy as it has minimum rules. The aim is to make the atmosphere as comfortable as possible for everyone, guests and the people in the house.


The commonly accepted design definition of eclectic is a mix of styles that make up one individualized look. However, eclectic decorating is not a jumble of whatever catches your eye. It only works when the basic elements and principles of design are understood and work together to create a unified design.