Modern farmhouse with white trim and earth green siding. Front brick porch.

12 Florida Interior Design Styles

Do you watch HGTV and want to know your decorating style like those designers? Here is a breakdown of all of those popular Florida interior design styles. Check out the article below for ideas on how to create a modern interior dream home.

Decorating your home is a fun process and also very challenging for many people. You can select your own interior design for your home but there are many interior designers that can do it for you. They have knowledge and experience to help you designing your home.

Identifying your own personal design style can be a struggle. It’s easy to browse apps like Houzz or spend endless hours on Pinterest and Instagram wondering how you can transform your home. There are endless amounts of options out there!

Most times you may like a consistent style, but may not know how to describe it exactly what your style is. Many types of interior designers use fancy terms that immediately make you want to run away from even thinking about where to start. Especially if you do not have a $100K budget to complete the renovation or transformation.

Much of my process when I help clients with a DIY kind of process. I help simplify the process by sharing design styles room by room.

This allows you to see it in bite-size pieces and are able to process the things that you love in the space. I am usually able to identify a consistent theme that helps them choose a design style. Sometimes it is more of an eclectic mix similar to my own personal home style or it is something more specific like Modern Farmhouse.

Hopefully, by the end of this post, you will start to feel confident about how to start on your design journey.

What is the Florida design style?

As far as interior design goes, you can incorporate a variety of design styles into your Florida home. You will see many of the styles in the Central Florida region and you will see more of a coastal vibe the closer you get to the beach.

Many of the modern homes in Florida include plenty of natural light, high ceilings, and open floor plans so it’s easier to create a consistent look throughout the main level of your home.

12 Florida Interior Design Trends

Let’s start get started with identifying some of the most popular decor styles and see if you see a trend based on what you like. Popular Florida interior design styles include Modern Farmhouse, Coastal Design, Minimalism, Midcentury Modern, Scandinavian, Contemporary, Modern Rustic Industrial, Boho Chic, French Country, and Spanish Mediterranean.

Based on these styles don’t be super rigid in your design style because most people incorporate a couple that then blends together. Helping you to create your own masterpiece.

Modern Farmhouse

This is without a doubt one of the more popular modern styles available and relies on a natural theme, often leaning on wood or wooden patterns to create a more dressed up space.

Colors for this style include earthy greens, grays, and even warmer whites.

You can oscillate between industrial rustic elements and slightly dressed up glam elements to create a more modern look.

Modern farmhouse styles include natural materials like an area rug made out of hemp, wool or jute.

Minimalist

For those who like to keep it simple, minimalist design is a neutral approach to creating a room. It relies on neutral colors and clean lines to keep a simple and organized look.

Many people like to use natural elements like houseplants plants, vases, art, and rugs to keep a room looking great without overdoing it. This approach relies on open space that allows a few key elements to shine.

Coastal

Coastal design is generally built around neutral whites and grays, but often incorporates blues and sandy colors to give that perfect beach look.

Most people like to add coastal design elements, like anchors and seashells, while maintaining a neutral color scheme. It is a softer view of the beauty of the ocean.

Make sure you include tropical accents to create a beach vibe.

two homes with coast exterior design with gray siding and stone work

Traditional

Traditional design often looks different depending on the person. Rather than committing to a specific older style, it allows the person to pick a time period or a theme to create a better and more coherent look overall. Traditional rooms can look very different depending on the time period or theme chosen, as if you have stepped into a picture.

traditional design dining room with elegant chandelier and 8 chairs around dining room table

Transitional

This one allows you to mix, match and repurpose without committing to a specific style. This is more of a hybrid interior design and allows you to keep pieces that you loved for many years and infuse new pieces that have more of a trendy look. Love a sofa that you have had for years? Let’s say a Brown leather sofa. You can add more modern pieces like a coffee table, rugs, mirrors, and plant decor.

More of a timeless look so it does not take on a specific period. Mixing traditional with contemporary pieces that are casual and rounded edges for furnishings. Easily connected to Pottery Barn design style.

This could be in multiple design styles and steers away from trends.  This design style allows you to include designs that are more structured around culture or a time period.

transitional style living room with open concept kitchen with kitchen island and white couch

Midcentury Modern

You will find furnishings inspired from pieces from the Late 1930 until 1950. Many of the pieces that have been updated still have clean lines, beautiful architectural design elements, color, patterns and texture.

mid century modern living room with two loveseats facing each other and two chairs and a floor lamp

Scandinavian Design

Scandinavian design is a design approach that focuses on natural elements like woods and metals. It relies on natural textures and a more organic feel regarding how the furniture and design items are made, making it feel very human. You can dress a space up with earthy accessories or keep it open and clean.

Contemporary

Clean lines, neutrals, that allow the bold accent colors and open concepts throughout a space. You will notice softer edges in furnishings.

Modern Industrial

Inclusive of raw materials, textures and natural colors. This style is often mixed with modern design style that mixes a bit more sophistication in the style. Many will reference it as Modern Rustic Design.

You can add color to the space with metallic accents.

Boho Chic

One of the most popular design styles, it is also one of the most eclectic. It combines items from the ’70s with newer pieces of today. This design maintains a neutral palette and normally you will find shades or orange and peaches as the accent color. Not limited to only that color, but it is one of the identifiers. Also, you could find pieces of macrame to provide texture to the walls and tons of plants to bring in the natural element.

Modern

Urban modern is a safer and more approachable take on futuristic styles. It is often clean and open, but instead of relying on harsh edges, it is soft and smooth. People rely on deep colors in combination with whites and neutral grays for a more approachable look. You can sometimes add a splash of color in the form of a blanket, vibrant couch, or rug.

French Country

French Country is a design approach that relies on French furniture and design elements with a soft and approachable feel. Many will use dressed up moldings or vintage furniture, then bring it together with yellows, deep reds, and neutral whites and tans to downplay some of the more unique elements.

Florida Interior Design

Hopefully, these quick tips will help guide you to identify and narrow down your personal design style. While also not limiting you to one specific. This will allow you to curate your personal design style.

Check in often to learn more about home decor and design. I’ve also got tips on how to design your kitchen and how to add natural elements to your home decor.

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Nicole Mickle
I'm a real estate agent selling homes in Orlando, Florida. I've lived, worked, and played in Orlando my entire life. I'm here to help you find and design your dream home!