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Top 3 Interior Design Styles in Austin, Texas!

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

What style is this? I get asked this question a lot. Now don't get me wrong there are so many different design styles and sometimes you just don't fit into one or you may have created your own! I just want to talk about the top 3 Interior Design Styles happening right now, here in Austin Texas according to Houzz.

I'm pretty sure everyone is familiar with The Farmhouse Style. It reigned supreme for a good amount of time because of the popularity of Chip and Joanna Gaines here in Waco, Texas. They flipped and shipped-lap everything in sight! Making dream homes for everyone they came across and inspiring millions to embrace the vintage, rustic, and cozy lifestyle. As we move on from that trend here are the top 3 styles you will find in most remodeling projects in Austin Texas.


For those who have no idea what Interior Design Styles are here a few:

  1. Contemporary

  2. Traditional

  3. Transitional

  4. Modern

  5. Mediterranean

  6. Farmhouse

  7. Rustic

  8. Glam

  9. Eclectic

  10. Midcentury Modern

#1 Contemporary

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“Contemporary” is defined as belonging to or occurring in the present. Contemporary styles follow what is popular and trending at the moment while also incorporating timeless and classic techniques that have an ageless feel to them. It doesn’t adhere to one specific style and is always changing. It is often used interchangeably with Modern design because it borrowed ideas and elements from modernism, postmodernism, art deco, and futurism but the two are not the same. Contemporary design today may look very different from contemporary design 50 years from now. Some elements in a Contemporary home include:

  • Neutral color palette - You can make a room pop with a few vibrant accent pieces or artwork.

  • Sleek lines and smooth textures

  • Lots of natural light, minimal window treatments

  • Uncluttered - limited accessories.

  • Solid fabrics, or very modest geometric patterns.

#2 Traditional

Image Credit: Houzz

This design style is inspired by the 18th and 19th century, incorporating classic art, antiques and pieces in history. Traditional homes maintain interior features such as detailed millwork, and the colors are calm and soothing. The traditional style aims for consistency and order. It embraces symmetry, so rooms are often centered around a focal point, like a fireplace or paintings. One of the reasons so many people love it is that it works well with older homes and it doesn't require major renovations or large financial obligations to achieve the look. Some elements in a Traditional home include:

  • Everything Matches - This is achieved by furnishing spaces with pieces from the same collection and using upholstery and fabrics that match in color and theme.

  • Uniformity and Symmetry

  • Rich Wood and Metal Tones

  • Complex Patterns - Florals, damasks, toile, paisleys, chinoiserie prints and muted stripes are all classic staples of the style.

  • Window Coverings - Curtains are made of substantial fabrics in rich tones to offset the neutral wall color and patterns that match the other fabrics in the room.

#3 Transitional

Image Credit: DK Studio

Transitional style combines traditional and modern design elements. It is focused on comfort and sophistication. There’s a minimalist element but your personality is still incorporated. This style allows you to add modern features into your home without having to do a complete design overhaul every few years. It’s definitely a timeless look and a bridge between the past and the present. It is my go to style when using the high-low approach for families who are looking for piratical approaches to the day to living in their spaces without sacrificing their design aesthetics. Some elements in a transitional home include:

  • Soft and neutral color foundation - Add cohesive pops of color throughout the entire house.

  • Singular focal point - keeps the room feeling intimate and elegant.

  • Mix of new and old materials

  • Emphasis on functionality

  • Open concept floor plans

With so many styles to choose from I know it can be hard to choose if you don't know what you like. If you own your own home it's great to take cues from the architecture of your home as a starting point. It is important to bring your outside in. Create a cohesive look from the exterior to the interior. If you need help with this please give us a call and schedule your consultation today! Let House Jefe take the design journey with you!



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