Interior Design Styles that Inspire You

Interior Design Trends Blog Post

Interior design styles cover a huge range of tastes and trends. Social media allows us to see interior design trends that inspire or show us what we don’t like. Today, you can take almost any direction you want with your interior designer at your side. Maybe you tend toward Traditional interior design but want to mix it up! Transitional furnishings and styles continue to be popular, but Boho flourishes and Modern minimalism are super appealing, too.  

Here’s your guide to sorting out interior design styles, which can inspire you to dip your toe into new décor for your home or apartment. Of course, we welcome you to visit Dwell Home Furnishings & Interior Design in Coralville to take in the latest trends in home fashion, lighting, and furnishings.

Transitional — Merging Old & New

The transitional style is one of the most popular styles for Iowa City and Cedar Rapids homeowners. Transitional design can blend new furnishings and décor with your family heirlooms to create a grounded, comfortable space. Rich in a neutral color palette, the key to Transitional is bringing diverse elements together into a cohesive whole. It offers a more casual take than the more formal Traditional style.

Here’s a great example of Transitional style in a vacation home.

Our Coralville showroom continually refreshes its stock of furnishings and accents. To see a fantastic selection of Transitional furnishings and accessories for your home, visit us today.

Modern — Minimal and Clean

Modern interior designs are associated with minimal, clean design, but it doesn’t have to be dull! Today’s modern looks offer eye-popping blocks of color or splashes of graphics that add excitement. As you will see in our showroom, modern accent chairs and sofas often feature wooden or metal legs that look great placed on a graphic rug. A tonal color scheme using natural materials like leather provides a pleasing foundation for many people who love Modern design. Mid-Century Modern brings more color, curves, and space-age elements into a room.

Check out two very different Modern looks designed and furnished by Dwell Home Furnishings & Interior Design: 

Minimalist Mid-Century Modern 

Cedar Rapids Modern

Boho Design – Textured and Exotic

Add color and conversation pieces to your space with Boho style! From rich, textured rugs to colorful pillows and artwork, Boho interior design elements reflect a creative Bohemian vibe. Bright gem tones contrast with native, exotic, and earthy pieces, such as carved teak tables, brass lamps, and faux fur rugs. Incorporate unique, handcrafted bowls and textiles alongside vintage finds for a vibrant, personalized space where almost anything goes! Fun and youthful, the Boho style is appealing to people with creative and/or retro personal fashion tastes.

Traditional — Classic Comfort

For many families in the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids area, traditional interior design offers classic comfort and color schemes. Traditional homes tend to be more formal in their staging, with centered furnishings and artwork that brings order to the space. Classic style is timeless. It leans into traditional materials for seating, tables, and lighting. Today’s Traditional homes embrace grays and earthy neutrals to create warmth for gathering with family and friends. 

Get Interior Design Style Ideas and Chat with Us

What is your interior design vision? Ready for a change or to spice up a space? Inspiration and ideas for interior design styles are everywhere you look online, but Dwell Home Furnishings & Interior Design welcomes you to see home décor and furnishings in person! Come check out our showroom in Coralville, where you can find fantastic items that you can purchase from the showroom floor.

  • Sofas 
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Lamps
  • Artwork
  • Home Decor
  • Area Rugs

Dwell Home Furnishings & Interior Design proudly carries more than 250 U.S.-made brands. Our selection of designer-quality area rugs features one-of-a-kind conversation pieces that you will adore having in your home. Plus, our experienced sales staff can show you the latest design trends, so stop by today!


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Meet Abby - One of our amazing interior designers!

Abby has been with Dwell for 5+ years, and has spent the last decade working in residential design, after graduating from university of northern Iowa with her interior design degree. Her favorite aspect of design is seeing a space transform, and what a difference it can make to a person’s lifestyle and sense of home. It doesn’t hurt getting to spend her days around so many beautiful textiles, and furniture pieces to fuel creativity. She and design partner @evesloan_interiordesign love the experience of listening to a clients wants and needs and translating that into a design perfectly suited for them.

When not designing clients homes, there is always a creative project waiting for her at her own home! Outside of that, Abby loves spending time with her two little girls, Bria & Coyla and Husband Derrick, as a new family of four 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧❤️

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