Star Furniture’s Architectural Home Styles Guide [2020 Update]

by Star Furniture on July 30, 2020

At Star Furniture, we’re interior design experts, but that doesn’t mean our knowledge stops there. In fact, the interior design of your home is often influenced by your home’s exterior style. Take a look at our architectural home styles guide for inspiration for your home.

ART DECO ARCHITECTURE

Art deco is all about geometry and color. It harkens back to the 30s. In this style you’ll find bold colors, swirls, curves, sunrise motifs and other elements that pull from machine age “modernism” but are imbued with a sense of glamorous flair.

Art deco harkens back to the 30s and is all about geometry and color. In this style you’ll find bold colors, swirls, curves, sunrise motifs, and other elements that pull from machine-age “modernism” but are imbued with a sense of glamorous flair. Looking for interior design inspiration to match your home’s art deco architecture? The geometric furniture trend might be right for you!

COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE

This highly popular style has been around since the 1600s, and can be traced back to England. These homes are usually symmetrical, have an entry door in the middle or front of the home (with windows on either side and above) and have a medium pitched roof with paired chimneys.

This highly popular architectural style has been around since the 1600s and can be traced back to England. Colonial homes are usually symmetrical, have an entry door in the middle or front of the home (with windows on either side and above) and have a medium pitched roof with paired chimneys. If you want your interior décor to complement the architecture, try choosing farmhouse style furniture.

CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE

Contemporary style homes are sometimes confused with “modern.” But this style melds together current lifestyle ideas with historic elements. You may see large windows, strong geometric shapes, asymmetrical facades, natural materials and plenty of light. Many contemporary homes keep environmental friendliness in mind.

Contemporary style homes are sometimes confused with “modern.” But this style melds together current lifestyle ideas with historic elements. You may see large windows, strong geometric shapes, asymmetrical facades, natural materials, and plenty of natural light. Plus, many contemporary homes keep environmental friendliness in mind. When decorating your contemporary home, pay attention to popular interior design trends like minimalism.

CRAFTSMAN ARCHITECTURE

This style began at the end of the 19th century and it utilizes wood, glass and metal work to create a product that is both simple and beautiful. With this look, you’ll often find low-pitched roofs, overhanging eaves, exposed rafters, Frank-Lloyd Wright design motifs, mixed materials and handcrafted stone & woodwork.

This architectural home style began at the end of the 19th century and it utilizes wood, glass, and metalwork to create a product that is both simple and beautiful. With this look, you’ll often find low-pitched roofs, overhanging eaves, exposed rafters, mixed materials and handcrafted stone & woodwork. Craftsman architecture pairs well with transitional furniture styles.

MEDITERRANEAN ARCHITECTURE

Mediterranean (Spanish Modern) style originated in Spain, Greece and Italy. It’s a type of home usually found in warmer climates and can include elements like tiled roof, stucco walls, arches, ornamental details and the use of terracotta.

Mediterranean (Spanish Modern) style originated in Spain, Greece and Italy. It’s a type of home usually found in warmer climates and can include elements like tiled roof, stucco walls, arches, ornamental details and the use of terracotta. In terms of interior design, you might consider decorating in the traditional furniture style, focusing on pieces with ornate detailing, plush fabrics, lustrous accents, and rich wood tones.

MID-CENTURY MODERN ARCHITECTURE

Think retro. This style has Mad-Men charm and vintage appeal. Built from 1945 to the 80s, these homes promote simplicity and integration with nature. You’ll see flat planes, elevation changes, large windows and lots of access points.

Think retro. This style has Mad Men charm and vintage appeal. Built from 1945 to the 80s, these homes promote simplicity and integration with nature. You’ll see flat planes, elevation changes, large windows, and lots of access points. As far as interior design goes, try pairing the mid-century modern architecture with one of 2020s hottest interior design trends: biophilic design.

MODERN ARCHITECTURE

This style heavily relies on vertical and horizontal lines; there’s no frilly stuff here. Modern will always remain “modern,” it does not change, like the contemporary style. Modern homes usually have a flat or shed roof, roof overhangs, subtle color contrasts and a geometric appearance.

This style heavily relies on vertical and horizontal lines; there’s no frilly stuff here. Modern will always remain “modern,” it doesn’t change like the contemporary style. Modern homes usually have a flat or shed roof, roof overhangs, subtle color contrasts, and a geometric appearance. Looking for interior décor ideas to pair with modern architecture? You can’t go wrong with modern contemporary furniture and décor, which will best complement the modern home style.

RANCH ARCHITECTURE

This type of home is exclusively one story and originated in the US in the 20s and 30s. Here you’ll notice a long, low profile and large windows. There is little use of exterior decoration and the design reflects a casual living style.

This type of home is exclusively one story and originated in the US in the 20s and 30s. Here you’ll notice a long, low profile and large windows. There is little use of exterior decoration and the design reflects a casual living style. Like ranch-style architecture, transitional furniture lacks the frills of more traditional styles, making it a great option for people with ranch homes.

TUDOR ARCHITECTURE

Known for H and E shapes, these (usually large) homes were most popular in the 20s and 30s. Usually built for wealthy homeowners, you’ll find incredible masonry and decorative stone/brick work. Roots in Medieval and Renaissance styles.

Known for H and E shapes, these (usually large) homes were most popular in the 20s and 30s. Often built for wealthy homeowners, you’ll find incredible masonry and decorative stone/brick work. This architectural home style has roots in Medieval and Renaissance styles. To match the intricate detailing in the architecture, you’ll likely want to decorate your home in the traditional interior design style, complete with 2020s hottest home décor trend: a formal dining room.

VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE

Most popular in the US between 1860-1900, this style has many variations and often are tall, brick, have a porch, a lot of ornamentation and elaborate caps. Look for the use of multiple eye-catching colors and intricate details.

Most popular in the US between 1860-1900, this style has many variations and often are tall, made of brick, have a porch, feature a lot of ornamentation, and have elaborate caps. Look for the use of multiple eye-catching colors and intricate details. Victorian architecture pairs well with the traditional interior design style, though farmhouse style might also work if you’re looking to create a more rustic charm.

At Star Furniture, we have a huge selection of living room furniture, dining room furniture, bedroom furniture, and home décor to match your unique style! In the meantime, check out our interior design blog, where we cover everything from the best sectional sofas in every price range to home interior design ideas for newlyweds.

Sources: Realtor Magazine & DIY Network

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