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101 Interior Design Ideas for 25 Types of Rooms in a House (Photos)

A collage of interior designs.

Welcome to our main interior design ideas gallery where you can access all of our various room galleries.

Below you can browse all links to each room of the home. Once you arrive to a specific room, you will many more search options to drill down to exactly what you’re looking for.

Types of Rooms in a House

1. Kitchen Designs

Large custom kitchen design wit huge island and fabulous pendant lights.

Our kitchens gallery is the biggest photo gallery on our site and showcases 1,000’s of designs in all styles. From these thousands of photos you can get many kitchen interior design style ideas with respect to colors, cabinetry, ceiling design, layout, island design, flooring, materials, backsplashes, appliance selection, pantries and more.

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We feature many custom search options or you can simply browse each page checking out all of our kitchen designs.

Kitchen’s are one of the most popular rooms of the home to renovate and going through the process is expensive and requires a lot of decisions. It’s a process that helps tremendously if you find examples of other kitchens for inspiration. We hope our huge kitchen gallery will help you find a design you want.

2. Living Rooms

Kendall Jenner's large living room with wood-beamed ceilings.

Kendall Jenner’s living room. Source: Trulia

Our massive interior design ideas for living rooms section is massive and is broken down into multiple rooms that are “living spaces” in nature and include formal living rooms, family rooms, great rooms, man caves, sunrooms, home libraries, home bars and game rooms.

For each type of living room, we offer galleries for each home decor style (contemporary, modern, rustic, etc.) as well as colors, size, features, ceiling types and lighting. With our very granular search capabilities, you can research for the precise design you’re looking for.

Also check out our main living room home decor page with access to living room improvement articles.

3. Bedrooms

Large primary bedroom with cathedral ceiling, balcony and fireplace.

In recent years, primary bedrooms have grown in size. In fact, in most new homes with average square footage, the primary bedroom is far larger than 20 years ago.

They function beyond just sleeping; they’re mini-lounges with sitting areas, luxurious primary bathrooms, entertainment features, fireplaces, sitting areas and in some cases full-blown living rooms with sofa and chairs.

Our massive interior design ideas for bedrooms photo gallery showcases these new sumptuous bedrooms. Moreover, we feature bedroom design ideas for all bedroom types. Check them out:

4. BathroomContemporary primary bathroom with walk-in shower and picture window.

Bathrooms are the second most expensive room to renovate when assessed on a dollar per square foot. If you go full on luxurious, it can cost more per square foot than a kitchen.

These days homeowners invest a lot of money into bathrooms, especially primary bathrooms (along with primary bedrooms). Not only are they larger, but they feature expensive walk-in showers, lighting, flooring, freestanding tubs and all kinds of gorgeous vanities.

If you’re looking for bathroom interior design styles, check out our epic bathroom galleries. In fact, we showcase both primary bathrooms and powder rooms.

5. Dining Rooms

Contemporary dining room design.

Despite the growth in open concept living spaces, the dining room is still an important room for design inspiration. After all, even if you place your dining area in a great room, you still need to consider many design elements, especially in tying it together with the adjacent living room and kitchen.

Our dining room design gallery showcases formal dining rooms as well as designs that are part of open concept living spaces.

6. Great Rooms

Open concept great room.

Open concept is fun and can be a terrific family space. It’s a popular design concept these days for good reason; gone are the days when the kitchen is preferred to cut off from the rest of the house. Now that the kitchen is the center of the home, it makes sense to open up the living areas and have all living spaces together.

Our great rooms design gallery showcases hundreds of fabulous open concept designs, layouts and ideas.

7. Home Theaters

Fabulous home theater with stadium seating.

The evolution of the TV room into home theater is astonishing. No longer is a sofa with big screen TV adequate. Some people want the full cinema experience in their home. If you dream of an extravagant home theater, this photo gallery is for you because we feature some of the best designs ever.

However, our home theater gallery features more modest, traditional media rooms which have regular sofas and big screen televisions. Stadium seating and expensive reclining theater chairs are not necessary to create a superb TV viewing room.

In fact, I don’t think I’d use a dedicated cinema room. I prefer the comfort of a great sectional and a 65″ TV is good enough for me.

8. Sunrooms and Conservatories

Beautiful sunroom with white walls.

I love sunrooms because you get to enjoy the outdoors and plenty of light in a temperature controlled environment. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer sitting outside when weather is comfortable or even a bit warm, but in many areas, much of the year is either too hot or too cold for outdoor enjoyment.

The sunroom solves the weather issue and when done right can create terrific relaxation space in any home. They don’t need to be large; enough space for a couple of people to sit is adequate.

Our gallery showcases some amazing sunrooms. Enjoy.

9. Foyers

Beautiful foyer interior design with wooden flooring.

I think foyer design is very important. It’s nice to enter a home with a dedicated space for shoes, coats, hats and bags. While a huge foyer isn’t necessary, don’t skimp on size either. They tend to fill up quickly with outdoor gear and wear plus you want space to sit down and put on shoes and for storage.

Having a closet off the foyer is really handy; I prefer closets over coat racks. I also really like having somewhere to sit, be it a bench or chairs.

We have a massive foyer photo gallery as well as a dedicated staircase gallery and landings gallery. Click the button above to see hundreds of different foyer interior design ideas.

10. Closets

Stylish Walk-in-Closet Design

It’s no surprise we’re closet-crazy. Storage is a premium, including storage and organization for our clothing and footwear. I love closets; the bigger the better. While we have a walk-in closet, it’s not very big. I’d love a 400 sq. ft. walk-in closet with a sitting area. That’s the dream. Yes, I like clothes.

My love of closets shows. This site publishes several closet galleries. They are as follows:

11. Home Offices

Nicely designed home office with white and brown desk, plants and shelving.

I actually wonder about the future of the home office. Here’s why. As more and more homes bought personal computers such as desktop computers and laptops, new homes and existing homes had home offices added as a dedicated room.

This made sense because you needed a place for the computer which is central to every aspect of our life. But, now that our computing technology is much more mobile with tablets, smartphones and high-powered laptops, we can handle our computing needs anywhere. We don’t need a dedicated room.

Yes, a home office is nice, but how often do you leave the living room if you have a tablet to go use some old desktop you have kicking around or a laptop? Probably not often.

On the flip side, if more people start working from home, that may continue growth of home office popularity. That said, the onslaught of people working at home never really materialized. Yes, it’s more common now than 25 years ago, but it’s not as if everyone works from home.

Anyway, check out our awesome home office photo gallery. We have hundreds of great home offices to check out.

12. Man Caves

Spacious basement man cave rec room.

The man cave is a silly name for a rec room, entertainment space, home bar, game room or home office that’s intended for guys. You’ll find them in basements, garages or separate outbuildings.

While a silly name for a sound interior design concept (I have nothing against leisure and recreational entertainment rooms), some homes have some really spectacular “man caves”. Our gallery showcases hundreds of them with all kinds of features.

13. Home Bars

Cool home bar design.

I’m not a drinker so I don’t really see the appeal of a home bar, but for households that entertain frequently, I guess it could be a place where people can gather.

The trouble is home bars are often in the basement which isn’t where adults congregate. All parities I go to end up in the kitchen/living room areas. Nobody ever ventures into the basement.

Therefore, if you want a home bar, think carefully where you’ll put it. If you want it in the basement, will your guests really want to go down there for the main party? Maybe yes, maybe no.

That said, our gallery showcases some amazing home bar interior design styles; some are truly spectacular.

14. Game and Entertainment Rooms

Fabulous entertainment and game rooms in luxury home.

Now we’re talking. I love game rooms with a big TV, billiards table and my all time favorite game room game… foosball. I enjoy games like pool, foosball and ping pong and while I don’t have any of these games, I’llprobably get a foosball table when my kids are a bit older.

It’s fun planning out a game room for a basement and that makes our gallery of designs super fun to browse. Enjoy.

15. Laundry Rooms

Close-up of washer and dryer in laundry room.

You don’t normally give a laundry room much thought, but I can tell you that it’s a room that should be given a great deal of thought with respect to location in the home, size, storage, washer and dryer configuration, countertop surface area and drying racks.

It’s a well-used utility room that is used daily (especially if you have kids in the house). A well planned, placed and designed laundry room can make a big difference in your laundering processes.

We showcase hundreds of laundry room designs and styles. Check them out.

16. Mudrooms

Mudroom with built-in oak lockers and sink.

Like laundry rooms, the mudroom is an important room. While generally I love them, one problem if you have both a mudroom and foyer is you end up running back and forth retrieving coats, footwear and hats. At least we do. We have both mudroom and foyer and stuff gets left in both so we’re constantly running back and forth.

Nevertheless, on a balance the mudroom is well worth the space. It’s one room kids can come in when filthy and rinse off with the utility sink and tromp mud into the home without it being a big deal.

17. Home Libraries

Home library with white walls and built-in bookshelves.

18. Home Gyms

Home gym design ideas and photo gallery

19. Craft Rooms

Craft room designs

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20. Basements

Nicely finished basement with TV, sofa and soft blue walls.

I love basements. We have a pretty good basement now that houses a spare bedroom, home office (large one) and storage room. Unfortunately half of our basement area is a crawl space, so it could be much larger. Check out our basement gallery for finished basement design ideas.

21. Small Rooms

Small room ideas

If you’re looking to decorate or design small spaces, whether a small kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom, office, entry way or another small room, check out our small room ideas gallery.

22. Staircases

Dark wood and white staircase in foyer

Click here for all types of staircases

23. Landings

Photo of a landing at the top of the stairs

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I love landings, especially if there’s some space for a small lounge or desk. I know it’s the best use of space, but I like the look of it, just like I like hotels with really nice lobbies.

24. Open Concept Design

Open concept living room, dining room and kitchen

Click here for our open concept photo gallery

25. Luxury Interior Design Ideas

Luxury waterfront mansion

See all luxury interior designs here (by room)

General Interior Design Ideas

1. Interior Design Styles (18 Different Styles)

Interior design styles

If you prefer searching for interior designs by style, we have a detailed page setting out the 18 different types of interior design styles (a.k.a home decor styles). From that page you can click into our massive galleries organized by style.

2. Flooring Ideas

Different flooring types and colors.

We’ve published extensive home flooring articles to help you select the best floor material and color for your home. We have general flooring information as well as flooring suggestions by room.

3. Lighting Ideas

Home lighting ideas illustration

Lighting fixtures and type of light you choose is very important to the mood of interior design as well as functional considerations (i.e. sufficient light for tasks in the room).

We take lighting for indoors and outdoors very seriously. Combined, our massive library of lighting ideas articles puts forward 201 lighting ideas.

4. Furniture Ideas

Home furniture illustration.

This gets you to our collection of articles and galleries about home furniture – living room, bedroom, home office and other furniture. For small furniture ideas, click here.

5. Appliances Ideas

Home appliances

We buy and test a lot of appliances, specifically smaller kitchen appliances. We have big plans to do more extensive small appliance testing going forward. It’s a passion to test and discover the best appliances for a variety of purposes.

While it’s a great deal of work, we believe it’s a worthy pursuit because our testing helps readers buy the best appliance models for your needs. For compact appliance ideas, click here.

6. Ceilings

Living room with amazing vaulted ceiling with wood beams

In addition to our large and growing ceiling section we discuss the different types of ceilings here. There are several types of ceilings to consider for every room… although while most rooms will have a regular 8 to 10 foot tall flat ceiling, you may wish to splurge on something more spectacular for your living room and/or primary bedroom or great room.

7. Fireplaces

Living room with beautiful contemporary gas fireplace

Click here for our epic fireplace guide

8. Window Treatments

Window with brow curtains

Click here for our window treatment guide (blinds, shutters and more)

9. Wall Art

Wall art above sofa in living room

Discover 37 Types of Wall Art

Wall art can enhance most rooms of your home, especially living spaces (living rooms, family rooms etc.), dining rooms, foyers and bedrooms. These days with print on demand, you have many awesome options including styles, materials, sizes and more.

10. Dishware

Dining table place setting with plate, utensils and more.

Click here for all types of dishware

Dishware is a decor element of your home, specifically the dining room and kitchen tables.

We published a massive series of articles on dishware, cutlery, plates, glassware and more.

11. Pillows

Pillows on the bed

Discover all types of pillows here

Pillows can also contribute to the aesthetics of a home for pretty much every sitting area and of course bedrooms. There are many types of pillows to choose from varied by shape, material and style.

12. All Home Décor Ideas

Home décor elements in the house

Click here for all our home décor articles and guides

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