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Showcase Your Personality with Chic Interior Design Styles

When it comes to decorating, choosing a direction can be the hardest part. Take inspiration from these chic interior design styles to create a home that best reflects your personality.

wood midcentury dining table in open living space with wall of windows and modern staircase

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Midcentury Modern
Named for the time period in which the style first became popular, midcentury modern design has proven to be timeless. Open spaces, clean lines and expansive windows are hallmarks of this aesthetic. And streamlined furniture made from textured, high-quality hardwoods like teak, walnut and beech adds instant mid-mod panache.

While estate sales and vintage shops might be essential sources for midcentury purists, furniture stores like West Elm and Froy offer pieces that fit seamlessly into this sophisticated motif.

Contemporary kitchen with teardrop light fixtures hanging above center island and orange bar chairs

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Contemporary
Contemporary design is all about balancing boldness and simplicity. Based on a low-key foundation of neutral colors and clean edges, the contemporary aesthetic gives you ample opportunity to have fun with bright accents and unique statement pieces.

Pair furniture made with understated materials like frosted glass or brushed metal with a bold accent wall or artistic light fixture. Consider adding doors and windows with thin profiles to maximize natural light and achieve a fresh, modern space.

Craftsman living room with wood walls, stone fireplace and vaulted ceiling

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Craftsman 
For an impressive ambiance with an inviting touch, craftsman style is sure to deliver. Characterized by simple yet meticulous details and high-quality wood materials, craftsman interiors are stylish without being trendy – and versatile enough to last throughout the decades.

Consider adding decorative rafters for a striking splendor. And including design elements like wood windows with authentic grilles patterns and stained glass accents will help you dial up the warmth in your craftsman-style dwelling.

Southwestern dining table with woven cloth table runner next to large terracotta pottery

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Southwestern
A mixture of bright and earthy colors, rough textures and desert-inspired accents characterize Southwestern décor. Pairing leather furniture with wrought iron tables and sturdy wood statement pieces will help you channel the mountain ranges and foothills of the Southwest.

Decorate with orange, yellow and turquoise throw pillows, terracotta pottery and hand-painted tiles to complete the bold yet playful environment. Consider incorporating craftsman or contemporary elements to add timeless versatility to the look.

Urban-style living space with white couch, brick wall and exposed ceiling ducts

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Urban 
Urban-inspired design takes cues from several modern and minimalistic design styles. A healthy mix of industrial, contemporary and midcentury, you’ll find urban style most frequently in downtown lofts and condos. However, the look can be translated for almost any living space. Homes with open, multi-functional spaces are perfect for creating a sophisticated dwelling. Concrete floors, exposed beams and brick accents will give your space an edge, while softer furnishings and chic finishes polish off the look.

This article was written by

Nicolle Picray, Content Marketing & Social Media, Pella Windows & Doors

A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.

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