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The Five Most Popular Interior Design Styles Explained

Updated: Oct 21, 2019

If you are looking to decorate your office and choosing among different interior design themes, you should know that every season has its own mood. Today, we will cover the five most influential interior design styles that are dominating today’s offices - blending different elements from several decorating styles together.

Even though there are many new interior design styles appearing on the market every new year, these are some of the most prominent ones that you can choose from.

1.Mid-Century Modern

Some of the most iconic pieces in modern interior design were produced in the mid 1900s. These are best characterized by their refined lines, minimalistic silhouettes as well as natural shapes. There have been many mid-century masters that helped in shaping up this style (Saarinen, Eames, Noguchi, Jacobsen, Niemeyer etc.), creating versatile pieces that can complement an array of design styles.

So, the mid-century modern style basically mimics the furniture, graphic design and influences from the middle of the 20th century (1933 to 1965) best represented by furniture in light shades of brown, pastel yellow coloured walls, a domination of leather as well as wood.


This style has been significantly present in many areas over the past decade. From coffee shops to restaurants and offices, the main motive of the industrial look is to present the unfinished concept of distressed wooden elements, brick walls as well as exposed steel elements. Rustic and mature, the industrial decor can transform your office in a magnificent area to live and relax in.

What’s also important to mention is that industrial design ranges in terms of its exposedness and vintage appeal. For example, there is the modern rustic style (cleaner lines), the classic vintage one as well as the rugged vintage one where elaborate ornamentations are put in the spotlight.


The best way to describe the nautical style is as warm, relaxing and positive. The nautical decor is best linked to the New England beach house spirit - based on sand coloured foundations, striped accessories and blue as the primary accent colour.

When it comes to materials, the nautical decor focuses on unfinished wood in its tables and chairs. The wood is combined with chic linen upholstery which can be used in lounge seats and sofas. The options for decorative accents are numerous, ranging from seashells in clear jars to jute ropes, sailboats, navigational maps and even more.


The Scandinavian design has been one of the main influences to the minimalist interior architecture field that is present and popular nowadays. Most of the people tend to use IKEA (the global furniture chain) as the best example of the Scandinavian design - but obviously there is more to the story than only this brand.

The variety of subset looks and branches in this interior design style make it authentic and unique on its own. The Scandinavian decor can be best described by its gentle contours, playful accents as well as the balance of engineered and organic materials. On the other hand, the Scandinavian furniture items are simple, contemporary and functional.

On top of this, the Scandinavian design also employs the Bauhaus principles which focus on fluid lines, object proportions and a populist appeal. Gray, white and dark brown are always among the foundation colours.

5. Bohemian

Last but not the least on our list is the Bohemian decor which captures the carefree and adventurous spirit of the luxurious and avant-garde lifestyle. The bohemian style is best represented by the rich patterns, vibrant colours and red and purple tones. The key in it is to carefully present the purposefully “messy” look all while layering on different textiles such as pillows, rugs, tapestry and throws - creating a warm ambience.

If you are furnishing and want to incorporate the Bohemian interior design in your office, you should look for pieces that are nomadic, ethnic, Moroccan, Southwestern or tribal inspired ones as the top trending items. When it comes to actual composition, wood, animal hide and metallic accents are dominating in this style.

Final Word

We hope that this article was helpful to you getting started on your interior design project. In the end, what you should remember is that the best interior architects frequently mix different styles together - which means that liberating your mind and approach can definitely help you design the office of your dreams. LDB design will make your office dreams into reality!

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