What’s Your Preferred Decorating Style?

Decorations turn an apartment into a home. Adding personality through furnishings, linens, artwork, and accessories is one of the most enjoyable aspects of moving into a new apartment, regardless of whether you’re a first-time or an experienced renter. If you’re looking for inspiration and ideas to create a coherent and appealing apartment home, determining your preferred decorating style can set the stage for a living space that reflects your preferences and your personality.

Mid-Century Modern

The mid-century modern style arose in the 1950s and 1960s, but elements of this decorative style are still relevant and appealing today. Mid-century modern style focus on simple and natural shapes, creating spaces that are refined yet comfortable. Glass and wood are popular materials in the mid-century modern scheme, but spaces can be softened with area rugs, throws, and pillows for an inviting look. Although this decorative style originally focused on rich, deep colors, more modern interpretations often incorporate bright, quirky colors as well.


Industrial style evokes the innovative and forward-thinking concepts of the early 1900s. This style often utilizes metals and distressed woods, and aims to create a utilitarian space with minimal but functional accessories. While the industrial style is often associated with unfinished lofts and converted warehouses, it can also be used in modern luxury apartments and pairs extremely well with stainless steel appliances and metal light fixtures. Vintage and rustic furnishings are a great choice for this style, and can even help you stick to a smaller decorating budget if you opt for thrift store and consignment finds.


Traditional design never goes out of style and fits right in with your luxury apartment’s elegant features. While traditional style is influenced by the furniture and fabric designs of the 18th and 19th centuries, this decorative scheme can be adapted to modern-day apartments through the use of an ordered apartment layout, plush wood-framed furnishings, and classic colors that evoke a floral palette, such as greens, peaches, and browns. This style emphasizes pairs of furnishings, such as dual bedside tables or a sitting area comprised of a simple table flanked by two comfortable armchairs. Mirrors, vases, flowers, and classically-themed artwork and rugs are all popular decorative accessories for a traditionally-styled apartment.

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