What’s Your Style? Let’s Find Out With This Simple and Easy Interior Decorating Style Quiz!



If you’re not sure what your preferred style is, no worries! You really do know what you love, it’s putting the definition to the thought that can be a challenge. I created this simple Interior Decorating Style Quiz quiz several years ago and it has helped hundreds of readers at DecoratorFiles.com discover their own preferred style.

Why would you want to know this? Well, the decision making process becomes easier when you know the fundamental elements of your style.

So grab a pencil and paper, something relaxing to drink, and take a few minutes to answer these multiple choice questions. Then tally up your answers and you’ll find the interior decorating style that works for you!




1. If you could choose any type of home to live in, it would be:

a. A spacious,refined all brick home with a beautifully manicured lawn.
b. A maintenance free home with an open floor plan and lots of natural light.
c. A dramatic home with large windows, clean lines and a beautiful view.
d. A rustic log home surrounded by a natural landscape
e. A home that has an interesting interior to maximize the drama of the decor
f. A home that, whether large or small, has a vintage, lived-in, comfortable appearance.


2. What would your typical outfit look like on an average work day (in your dream job, of course!)

a. A classic pair of slacks (or skirt) and matching top, always dressed for business
b. A pair of shorts/slacks and top or sweater that you love. Why choose anything else?                                                                                                                              

c. A boldly colored asymmetrically patterned sweater with black slacks or skirt and fashion forward shoes.
d. A favorite pair of jeans, slouchy pullover and tennies.
e. An outfit that you just put together that morning because you love to mix and match.
f. A flowing floral skirt, casual blouse and sandals


3. The meal you are most likely to prepare is…?

a. A meal that includes the appropriate food groups, served in the dining room.
b. Your favorite quick and simple recipe, it never gets old
c. A menu with an international flair
d. Your grandmother’s chicken recipe with homemade biscuits.
e. Whatever you have a taste for, or great recipe you recently found – you like variety
f. Fresh veggies and fruit with homemade pasta


4. If you could choose your favorite lighting fixture, what would it look like?

a. A striking chandelier hanging in the entry foyer.
b. A lighted bamboo ceiling fan
c. A lamp with a slim black metallic base and round lampshade
d. An antique floor lamp you found at a flea market and fell in love with
e. A uniquely shaped lamp that will make a dramatic statement in your living room
f. A vintage chandelier that you painted and hung crystals from


5. Your favorite type of home decorating shopping excursion:

a. Your favorite store where you can find a matched set of pieces, then lunch right next door
b. The closest shop that has the basics – the quicker the better
c. You prefer to shop at stores and also go online, for the most dramatic and unique pieces
d. Flea markets and antique shops, of course!
e. You like to visit a variety of stores and mix/match pieces that ‘speak’ to you
f. Consignment shops, flea markets and antiquing


Okay, you have completed the Interior Decorating Style Quiz, so let’s see what your style preferences are.  






Mostly A’s – you probably enjoy Traditional Style decor, with its symmetry, subtle patterns and comfortable furniture with classic lines. Traditional is your interior decorating style!

Warm elegant sunlit living room.






Mostly B’s – you probably enjoy Casual Style decor, which is simple, comfortable and relaxed. Casual is your style!






Mostly C’s – you probably enjoy Modern or Contemporary style of decor, with its clean lines, dramatic statements and bold color accents.Contemporary is your interior decorating style.







Mostly D’s – you probably enjoy the simplicity of Rustic Decor, which is a comfortable style, and often includes elements from nature. Your preferred style is Rustic.






Mostly E’s – you probably enjoy the versatility that an Eclectic Style offers and are comfortable mixing styles and patterns, and probably have a flair for this type of decor. Your decor style may embody portions of several styles mentioned here, so check out those that interest you.Eclectic is the interior decorating style for you.






Mostly F’s – you probably enjoy a casual Cottage or Country Style home, or the simple elegance of Shabby Style, with their lived-in, vintage, light and breezy look. Cottage, Country or Shabby Chic is your preferred interior decorating style.



Okay, so you have successfully completed the Interior Decorating Styles Quiz (whew…you passed!), and it’s time to take those general categories and narrow them down a bit. Hopefully we have answered the question of “What is my decorating style?”

Casual Style decorating encompasses a wide variety of interpretations. Some are quite defined:


Lovers of Contemporary Style may find themselves creating that look, or move into the Modern style. Simple Urban is another interpretation of contemporary decor.

The Rustic Style of decorating is another area of interpretation that can go in a variety of directions:


So, now you have given a name to your preferred style of decorating. What’s the next step? For some it’s enough to have the insight, for others there are plans and purchases to make. If you live in the Greater Fort Myers, FL area I would be happy to help!