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Exploring Decor Style Trends by Region in the United States

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Reviewed & Fact Checked By:

Celia Carroll – Interior Design Expert, Lead Designer, ASID Industry Partner

From the beginning of its history, the United States has proven itself a melting pot of diverse influences, and the world of American interior design is no different. Each US region contributes its own unique flair to the ever-evolving world of decor. From the laid-back coastal vibes of California to the rustic charm of the Midwest, every corner of the country boasts its own distinct style preferences and design sensibilities. Amerelle Wallplates will take you on a journey across the nation, exploring the decor style trends that define each region and discovering how geography, culture, and history shape the way we decorate our homes.

Regional Design Trends

An open concept living room and kitchen with a neutral color palette, exposed wood ceiling beams, and modern furniture

West Coast: California Cool

Along the West Coast, the rolling waves and blissful breeze are more than just gateways to easy living; they’re inspiration. Rooted in the region's unique blend of diverse cultures, laid-back attitudes, and a deep appreciation for the outdoors, this region’s decor styles embody a sense of effortless elegance and understated luxury. At the heart of California Cool is the celebration of natural beauty. With its stunning coastline, majestic mountains, and picturesque landscapes, the West Coast provides endless inspiration for design. Organic materials take center stage in California Casual interiors, reflecting the region's commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious living. From reclaimed wood accents to locally sourced stone and rattan furniture, every element is chosen for its natural beauty and earthy appeal. There’s a certain level of minimalism in the style, characterized by clean lines, uncluttered spaces, and a restrained color palette. Neutral tones such as whites, beiges, and soft grays dominate the color scheme, evoking a sense of serenity and tranquility. Mid-Century Modern influences infuse the interiors with a retro charm that pays homage to the region's design heritage.

West Coast Preferred Collections

The black version of the Bethany collection of Amerelle decorative metal wallplates



The almond version of the Devon collection of Amerelle decorative metal wallplates



The brushed bronze version of the Elan collection of Amerelle decorative metal wallplates


Brushed Bronze

The aged bronze version of the Century collection of Amerelle decorative metal wallplates


Aged Bronze

And east coast kitchen with a predominantly white color palette, wood floors, natural light, pops of light blue color, and brass decorative hardware

East Coast: Timeless Elegance

The East Coast exudes a sense of timeless elegance and classic sophistication. Rich textures, luxurious fabrics, and refined finishes characterize East Coast interiors, evoking a sense of old-world charm and grandeur. From stately brownstones to chic urban lofts, East Coast decor embraces a sense of refinement and understated luxury. At the heart of East Coast decor is a blend of the elegance of Traditional decor and Transitional elements for a contemporary twist. Inspired by the region's storied past and cosmopolitan atmosphere, East Coast interiors exude a refined yet approachable allure. In more bold East Coast spaces, plush velvet sofas, silk draperies, and sumptuous area rugs create a sense of comfort and opulence, while intricate patterns and embellishments lend a touch of glamor reminiscent of the Hollywood Regency décor style. Golden and brass accents add a hint of warmth and luxury, while crystal chandeliers and antique furnishings imbue the decor with a sense of old school dazzle. In essence, East Coast decor is about creating spaces that are as stylish as they are livable.

East Coast Preferred Collections

The satin nickel version of the Shaker collection of Amerelle decorative metal wallplates


Satin Nickel

The brushed bronze version of the Metro Line collection of Amerelle decorative metal wallplates

Metro Line

Brushed Bronze

The brushed bronze version of the Egg & Dart collection of Amerelle decorative metal wallplates

Egg & Dart

Brushed Brass

A midwestern home with an open concept kitchen and dining area with navy blue cabinets, light wood floors, and rustic furniture and dropdown lighting

Midwest: Rustic Warmth

In the heartland of America, the Midwest embraces a decor style that is all about warmth, comfort, and a connection to nature. Rustic influences abound, with reclaimed wood, cozy textiles, and earthy tones creating inviting interiors that exude a sense of down-to-earth charm.

Drawing inspiration from the concept of Farmhouse style, Midwest decor emphasizes practicality, simplicity, and a love for all things rustic. Farmhouse decor is characterized by its use of natural materials, such as reclaimed wood, distressed finishes, and vintage-inspired accents. Elements of this rustic style are prominent in Midwest decor, reflecting a deep connection to nature and the outdoors. Cozy textiles, such as wool blankets and fur throws, enhance the warm and inviting atmosphere, while earthy tones like warm browns, deep greens, and soft neutrals create a sense of harmony and tranquility. In essence, Midwest decor is about creating spaces that embrace the simple pleasures of country living while celebrating the beauty of nature and the great outdoors. Whether you're nestled in a farmhouse surrounded by rolling fields or nestled in a cabin tucked away in the woods, Amerelle Wallplates invites you to slow down, savor the moment, and enjoy the warmth and comfort of home.

Midwest Preferred Collections

The biscuit version of the Metro collection of Amerelle decorative ceramic wallplates



The rustic brass version of the Steps collection of Amerelle decorative metal wallplates


Rustic Brass

The medium oak version of the Contemporary collection of Amerelle decorative wood wallplates


Medium Oak

The black version of the Devon collection of Amerelle decorative metal wallplates



A southern home kitchen with rustic wood floors, wood bar stools, classical white cabinetry, and a tile backsplash

South: Southern Hospitality

The Southern states are infused with a sense of hospitality, tradition, and charm. Inspired by antebellum architecture and plantation estates, Southern decor often features gracious proportions, elegant furnishings, and gracious hospitality. Classic Southern elements such as wrought iron accents, floral patterns, and heirloom pieces add a touch of timeless beauty to interiors, creating spaces that feel warm, welcoming, and steeped in tradition.

Elements of Classical Style are prominent in Southern decor, reflecting a deep appreciation for the region's rich architectural heritage and characterized by its symmetrical facades, grand columns, and stately proportions. Wrought iron accents, such as railings, gates, and light fixtures, add a touch of Southern charm and authenticity, while expansive porches and verandas provide inviting outdoor spaces for entertaining and relaxation. Soft blues, sandy neutrals, and crisp whites create a serene and tranquil atmosphere, while natural materials such as rattan, seagrass, and driftwood add a touch of coastal charm. Nautical accents, such as striped textiles, rope details, and seashell motifs, evoke a sense of seaside living and add a playful touch to Southern interiors along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. In essence, Southern decor is about creating spaces that exude warmth, hospitality, and Southern charm. Whether you're nestled in a historic plantation home or enjoying coastal living along the shores, Amerelle Wallplates invites you to embrace tradition, celebrate heritage, and savor the beauty of Southern living.

South Preferred Collections

The white version of the Mantel collection of Amerelle decorative BMC wallplates



The brushed bronze version of the Edwardian collection of Amerelle decorative metal wallplates


Brushed Bronze

The white version of the Cottage collection of Amerelle decorative BMC wallplates



The satin nickel version of the Georgian collection of Amerelle decorative metal wallplates


Satin Nickel

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