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.
Table of Contents
- Types of Rooms in a House
- 1. Kitchen Designs
- 2. Living Rooms
- 3. Bedrooms
- 4. Bathroom
- 5. Dining Rooms
- 6. Great Rooms
- 7. Home Theaters
- 8. Sunrooms and Conservatories
- 9. Foyers
- 10. Closets
- 11. Home Offices
- 12. Man Caves
- 13. Home Bars
- 14. Game and Entertainment Rooms
- 15. Laundry Rooms
- 16. Mudrooms
- 17. Home Libraries
- 18. Home Gyms
- 19. Craft Rooms
- 20. Basements
- 21. Small Rooms
- 22. Staircases
- 23. Landings
- 24. Open Concept Design
- General Interior Design Ideas
Types of Rooms in a House
1. Kitchen Designs
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.
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
Our massive interior design ideas for living rooms section is massive and is broken down into multiple rooms that are “living” in nature and include formal living rooms, family rooms, great rooms, man caves, sun rooms, 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.
In recent years, master bedrooms have grown in size. In fact, in most new homes with average square footage, the master bedroom is far larger than 20 years ago. They function beyond just sleeping; they’re mini-lounges with sitting areas, luxurious master 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:
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 master bathrooms (along with master bedrooms). Not only are they larger, but they feature expensive walk-in showers, lighting, flooring, freestanding tubs and all kinds of gorgeous vanities.
5. Dining Rooms
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 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
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
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.
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.
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:
- Luxury walk-in-closets
- Reach-in closets
- Walk-in-Wardrobes for Women
- Walk-in-Closets for Men
- Unisex Walk-In Closet Designs
11. Home Offices
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
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
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
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
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.
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
18. Home Gyms
19. Craft Rooms
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
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.
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
General Interior Design Ideas
1. Interior Design Styles (18 Different 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
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
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
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
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.
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 master bedroom or great room.
8. Window Treatments
Click here for our window treatment guide (blinds, shutters and more)