Whether a shopper is moving into their first solo apartment, furnishing their college dorm, or decorating their first home from room to room, the act of shopping for a home is a personal act – and one that shoppers take very seriously.
When you purchase items for a home, this decor sticks around for good – and there are plenty of home decor styles for shoppers to choose from. Let’s take a look at four more of the top home decor styles.
The Top 15 Home Decor Styles
Although we’re going to focus on just a few of the top home decor styles, there are 15 of the top home styles.
- Art Deco
- Asian Zen
- French Country
- Hollywood Glam
- Mid-Century Modern
- Shabby Chic
Home Decor Focus: Bohemian
The Bohemian style interior design began back in the 19th century in Paris, France. It was a style inspired by artists, writers, performers, and nomads who believed that creativity and creative expression was much more important and valuable than money. These original bohemians refused to conform to what was readily and ideally accepted and with the convergence of their respective cultures and ideals, inadvertently started an interior design trend.
The bohemian style, named clearly after these nomadic and non-conforming artists, intended to overturn beauty standards by tossing out the long followed and widely accepted rules and rather embrace the unconventional. Bohemian interiors truly allow for the most amount of self-expression with home decor.
- Layering eclectic patterns in soft furnishings, different types of lighting, and saturated colors are key. There’s no such thing as “too much” with this style.
- Vintage treasures, souvenirs from travels, and/or flea market finds to create more variety.
- Botanicals such as ferns or succulents add refreshing pops of color.
- Motifs: Shapes that “burst” – i.e., mandalas, sand dollars, sun, stars, etc.
Home Decor Focus: French Country
Homes with a French Country twist often reflect characteristics from French country-style or Provincial-style. These country inspired interiors are comfortable and casual, often with a mix of rustic furniture and soft textiles in muted colors. Fabrics tend to be on the more expensive side, the aristocracy aesthetic is humbled with light, and furniture is upholstered.
Provincial-style is slightly more formal and refined with saturated colors, bold patterns, and gold accents.
- An elegant and refined look with gracefully balanced colors.
- Moody, dark, and colorful paintings often line the walls to bring a sense of history and added depth.
- Patterns and textiles are luxurious (think silk and velvet) and Rococo-style.
Home Decor Focus: Maximalism
Maximalism is a home decor style that rose and fell numerous times from the 1800s to the 1980s, with the Victorian era being the most popular time for it as consumable goods were much more accessible and affordable to everyone at this time.
The Maximalist element in homes reflects the concept that each person has their own vivid personality and attempts to showcase this to visitors through decor. With Maximalism, the art of more is the way to go and includes layering patterns, highly saturated colors, ample accessories and art, and a sense of playfulness and bold gestures.
Maximalism is a showy home style, bordering on excessive and draws inspiration from every other home style. This kind of interior design goes beyond just filling a room with things, it’s about personal taste by adding interest rather than just creating “noise.” The main idea is to bring a sense of thoughtfulness to the trend, where every room is full, but also carefully considered.
- Accessories and design accents are thought out, well-appointed, and visually stimulating.
- Some rooms have elements of “high impact” such as a wall mural, neon sign, or an oversized light fixture.
- This home style plays with multiple patterns within the same space – united by a common color or color palette.
- Maximalist designs are ornate, edgy, and eclectic.
- Unique architectural shapes are often implemented, especially with furniture silhouettes.
Home Decor Focus: Shabby Chic
Shabby Chic is a romanticized version of the English countryside with houses often furnished with furniture that has been passed down through generations and looks weathered as a result.
To achieve the Shabby Chic look, furnishings should resemble or mimic a vintage and/or romantic aesthetic. This includes French-inspired designs that have been embellished with traditionally feminine emblems such as birds, florals, and hearts. Designer Rachel Ashwell has been synonymous with Shabby Chic for decades.
- To be shabby is to be cultured in a refined way.
- This home style offers a lived-in feel without sacrificing its innocent and delicate look.
- Vintage (and vintage motifs), aged, and distressed decor.
- Florals, butterflies, botanicals, and other botanical designs are often incorporated.
- Cottage-like feel and very country chic.
Home Product Attribution with Lily AI
Lily AI’s team of domain experts not only have advanced knowledge into the top home decor styles, but they also have the ability to quickly understand which home product attributes are actually moving merchandise from store through the front door. We work with home retail industry leaders to ensure that the language of their customers informs and enhances every point in their retail stack.
Our team of domain experts are not only committed to researching short-term and long-term trends, they also identify the relevant tags that embody each of the many home styles. They then collaborate with the AI-powered automation side to pull and highlight the specific attributes that resonate with each trend.
Lily AI’s team of domain experts bring their hands-on experience and expertise to help build and develop our taxonomy, essentially guiding our automation to “think and behave like a stylist” for your home – your own personal interior designer. Our experts work to make sure the taxonomy remains current and fresh so home retailers can stay on top of trend identification with in-depth research and the continuous development of product attributes across all the top home styles.