InDesign Story | Different Interior Design Themes
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Different Interior Design Themes

You must have heard names like Scandinavian, Traditional, Contemporary, Bohemian designs from your interior designer or friends but you may not be having any idea about what it actually is. Don’t worry you are not alone and we are here to help you in understanding  various Interior Design Styles.

Traditional Design

First thing you will notice in Traditional Design is Symmetry or Consistency. Furniture and Accessories will be placed in an orderly and formal manner. Liberal use of fabrics in the form of upholstery, curtain etc. is another important characteristic of Traditional Design. Heavy furniture with lot of carvings, curves and round edges is another feature of Traditional Design. Neutral palette of colours which provides warmth is used. Woods with darker tones and richer tones are generally used to give it luxurious and elegant look. Beige, Cream colours are common in this design.

Modern Design

If traditional design was all about Symmetry then Modern design is about celebrating Asymmetry. Modern style is clean, sleek interior design and gives spacious look to interiors. First thing you will notice is clean lines in carpentry work. Rooms will look less cluttered due to use of less accessories and optimal use of furniture. Muted colours like Beige, light brown etc are mostly used.

Eclectic Design

You can do a lot of mix and match in Eclectic Design. Variety of pieces, different in colour, texture, and design need to find a rhythm when put together. This is achieved by using a focal point in the room which can be a statement piece ( furniture or Décor item). There are no restrictions or rules in eclectic design so you can use any colour or shades of same colour.


Contemporary means “of the moment” which makes it difficult to define this design. Lot of focus is given to natural light and open spaces . Neutrals, Black and white are the main colours in Contemporary Design. Clean lines with softer edges and slim silhouettes are important feature of Contemporary design. Colours are not given any importance, rather focus is more on materials.


In this design focus is on giving minimum furniture and more spacious rooms. White or Grey tones are used which will help in giving spacious look . Bulky furniture is completely avoided.


There is no restriction or rules in using colours , accessories in this design. Mostly bright and bold colours are used . Low lying furniture is another feature of this design.

Transitional Design

Transitional is a combination of 2 designs. Texture and material is given more importance over colour. Curved as well as straight line furniture are used.

Industrial Design

This design is all about giving a raw, unfinished, rustic look to apartment interiors. It came into prominence with the trend of converting old factories and warehouses to apartment. This design you will now find mostly in restaurants and cafés. Exposed pipes, ducts, bricks and abundance of metals on walls are some of the main features of this design.