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When it comes to designing your new home or redesigning an existing space, one of the main components of the process is your home’s design style. From contemporary to industrial, mid-century modern to farmhouse, your home’s design can tell a lot about you and your unique style. It’s important to figure out your style at the beginning of the project, so that your home can be built around the specifications that go along with each individual type of home design. After all, you wouldn’t want a home that is too closed off when you’re going for a modern look. And you wouldn’t want to lose sight of your style while you’re building your new home.

Here are some of the most popular home design styles, so that you can choose the right style for your space.

Coastal Contemporary

Here in Southwest Florida, coastal contemporary style reigns supreme. Think clean white surfaces, highlighted by natural illumination from an abundance of windows throughout. Often compared to a modern art gallery, coastal contemporary style emits a sense of tranquility and refinement that works well in the homes in our area. Pair this style with all white appliances up against a vibrant backsplash in the kitchen to enhance the beauty of the space.

Modern Architecture

Think clean, open and airy. Modern architecture focuses on a minimalistic approach, dedicated to simplicity. Whites and other neutrals are featured, as well as building materials like concrete, glass and steel to add depth to the space. Typically, modern homes will feature an open floorplan, so that you can take advantage of the space…and the views if you’re fortunate enough to have them. Design elements to enhance this type of space include greenery and other textured items to really give the space a more modern style.

Mid-Century Modern

For those who don’t want to fully embrace the minimalist modern approach, perhaps mid-century modern is more your style. Design trends from the 1940s, 50s and 60s come into play as they cohabitate with more modern design trends, like neutral tones, industrial elements and rectangular furniture. Think pops of color with your furniture and artwork against a neutral backdrop featuring clean lines and minimal ornamentation.

Farmhouse Style

One of the most popular styles in recent years is the farmhouse style. Accented by rustic elements, such as exposed wood beams, wood flooring and craftsman fixtures, farmhouse style provides a modern take on the age-old picturesque farmhouse. Key aspects of this trend include:

  • Wood elements

  • White tones

  • Craftsman furniture (aka one-of-a-kind handmade pieces)

  • Open-faced kitchen cabinets

  • Multiple textures throughout

Create the ultimate comfortable vibe in your home when you choose to take a traditional design trend into a more modern age.


When opting for an industrial home design style, think urban oasis paired with modern minimalism. Exposed piping in the bathroom, hard metal accents throughout and multiple industrial materials, like reclaimed wood and brick make up this ultra-modern style. If you want to feel like you’re living the ultimate urban lifestyle, the industrial design style may be perfect for you.

Choosing Your Ideal Home Style

Whether your style is more coastal contemporary, classic farmhouse or sleek industrial, it’s important to work with your builder, so that you can create the ideal home for you and your family. If you’re unsure which home style will look best in your home, your builder should be able to guide you in the right direction. For instance, if you have beautiful views of your property, maximize them with a coastal contemporary style, or if you’ve always wanted a comfortable rustic ambiance, perhaps a farmhouse home is for you. No matter your choice, you can create the ultimate style in your home.

Gulfstream Homes is ready to help you build the ideal home in Southwest Florida. Call (239) 254-1664 or visit to learn more.

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