If you’re fans of design shows and magazines like the Property Brothers on HGTV, you’ll hear a lot of design styles and phrases being thrown around. Some are straight forward, but some can be easily confused with one another. Even designers sometimes use “Contemporary,” “Modern,” and “Transitional” interchangeably, which, as you’ll find out are actually quite different. So that you can speak like a design pro, we’re showing you 12 of the most popular interior design styles and how to distinguish one from the other.

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