How to Create an Interior Design Style Quiz

Whether you’re making one for business or for fun, follow our step-by-step instructions and examples to create an “interior design style” quiz of your own.

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What’s your interior design style?

Better question—how badly do you want to find out? If you’re like thousands of other people, such existential personality questions grab your attention and make you want to know the answer. That’s why interior design style quizzes have become so popular. 

People like learning about themselves so they can adjust their design style to match, and taking a personality quiz is the perfect way to do it. In just 30–60 seconds, quiz-takers can learn how to move forward with the DIY projects they love. 

For this reason, personality quizzes are also a great way to harness viral traffic for your website. Google “interior design style quiz,” and you’ll see many results directing you to blogs and interior design websites. (BTW, these websites are a great place to start your research if you’re working on this niche!)

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Interested in creating an interior design style quiz to publish on your website or just share it with your friends? 

Awesome! Because this post is all you’ll need. 

In this post, I’ll cover the following topics:

Ready? Let’s get the ball rolling!

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What is interior design?

Before creating an interior design style quiz, it’s essential to understand some basics. There are varied definitions of interior design, but NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) explains it best: 

Interior design encompasses the analysis, planning, design, documentation, and management of interior non-structural/non-seismic construction and alteration projects in compliance with applicable building design and construction, fire, life-safety, and energy codes, standards, regulations, and guidelines for the purpose of obtaining a building permit, as allowed by law.

In other words, interior design is the art and science of understanding people’s behavior to create functional spaces within a building. It relates to the indoor or internal space of a building or a structure where the environments are controllable. Any changes in furniture placement can create a different interior space.  

Interior design is different from exterior design, which includes garden, deck, and patio design. 

Is interior design the same as interior decorating?

Short answer: No.

Many people use these terms interchangeably, but these professions differ in critical ways

Decoration is the furnishing or adorning of a space with fashionable or beautiful things. Decorators do not design; they are merely decorating the space. Meanwhile, designers can do both. 

For example, when it comes to floor coverings, an interior decorator may handle the selection of the type, color, texture, and pattern. Meanwhile, an interior designer will make the selection based on those criteria, plus “an additional eye toward the appropriateness of type, usage, sound transference, acoustic propers,” and many other factors.

Now let’s learn about interior design styles

What are interior design styles?

Interior designers will always ask their clients, “What is your interior design style?” 

It’s a key question to ensure the interior designer knows what their clients love and hate so they can create the interior space of their dreams. 

Besides, when you know your specific design style, you can shop for décor items confidently without having to worry about whether they’ll flow with the overall style of your home. 

In this tutorial, I’ll explain a few interior design styles. Note: this isn’t meant to be an exhaustive list because styles are constantly changing and evolving, and many of us have a mix of different style preferences. 

1. Traditional interior design style 

Traditional is one of the oldest and most popular design styles. It’s rooted in heritage shapes and forms; you’d probably find expensive textiles, like silk and velvet, throughout traditionally designed spaces. 

A traditional interior design style can include popular patterns like damask, florals, stripes, and plaids. It also involves conscious layering, formality, and incorporating pieces with structure and symmetry. 

2. Bohemian interior design style

Bohemian (or Boho) style is all about pulling together natural and organic elements into an exotic and layered look. It’s a free-spirited aesthetic that mixes different cultures and artistic expressions into a creative, eclectic style.

You can find a lot of caning, rattan, bamboo, and textiles mixed with bright and saturated colors in a Boho-styled house. 

3. Eclectic interior design style

An eclectic style is a high-energy collection of carefully selected pieces brought together to create a culture-rich interior. It’s the perfect blend of color and texture and of old and new.

Eclectic style is quite similar to Boho style, especially considering the collected nature, the color combinations, and the curated aesthetic. The difference is that pieces in an eclectic home are less organic and more styled. 

4. Contemporary interior design style

Contemporary refers to anything “of the moment” or on-trend, and so, contemporary style constantly evolves. This unique interior design style usually borrows from various periods, so a talented interior designer can create a contemporary environment fit to last a lifetime. 

Contemporary interior design often includes details like wall and window moldings or materials like metal and glass. 

5. Modern interior design style

Many people mistakenly confuse contemporary design and modern design. The main difference between the two design styles is age. Contemporary design refers to what’s currently new and innovative, while modern design refers to a specific era in the design industry. 

In a modern style, furniture has clean lines with smooth, sleek surfaces—but is still comfortable and cozy. You’ll see modernist art, neutral walls, industrial elements, primary colors, or streamlined furniture in a modern home. 

Now that you understand the most common interior design styles, let’s move on to creating your first interior design style quiz. 

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How to create an interior design style quiz

Quizzes are powerful interactive content that will engage your audience and get them to take your desired action. When a quiz is fun and helpful, people will take it, share their results, and challenge their loved ones to do the quiz as well. 

A compelling quiz can help you generate leads, improve engagement, and increase conversions. The possibilities with a quiz are endless. 

No matter what type of quiz you’re creating, whether it’s an interior design style quiz or a Buzzfeed style quiz, for example, the general creation process is the same. 

First, plan your quiz. Next, log in to your Interact account to choose from over 800 well-designed templates and start designing your quiz. You can create a quiz from scratch if you want to play with your creativity. 

An interior design style quiz is a personality quiz, the most shared and clicked-on type of quiz (70% of the quizzes made with Interact are personality quizzes!). 

A typical personality quiz format is “What Type of [Blank] Are You?”, but you can modify it however you’d like.

Let’s take a look at the key elements of a successful interior design style quiz.

1. Quiz title

It’s time to brainstorm your quiz title

New quiz creators often trip up here. It’s easy to overthink the quiz title and end up with something absurdly long and unnecessarily specific like, “Let’s Find Out What Your Interior Design Style Is so You Can Hire the Right Interior Designer.” 

Sometimes less is more. 

Quiz titles should, in as few words as possible, let quiz-takers know your quiz will help them solve a problem and learn something about themselves. To do this, define your target audience right in the title—in this case, with the words “interior design.”

Your quiz title should also be fun and compelling to convince people to take your quiz instead of the hundreds of similar quizzes out there.

Hint: Make your quiz stand out!

If you’re blanking on ideas right now, here are some to inspire you: 

  • What is your interior design style?
  • Which interior design style is right for your personality?
  • What’s your interior design style personality?
  • What interior design style matches your persona?
  • Which interior design style best fits your personality? 
  • Take this quiz to discover your interior design style
  • Is your interior design style traditional or modern?
  • Find your interior design style quiz 
  • How modern is your interior design style?
  • How traditional is your interior design style?
  • Define your interior design style with this 5-question quiz 

Want more? Check out this comprehensive list of the best quiz titles for every kind of business. Bookmark it, and you’ll never run out of ideas. 

2. Quiz images 

Using images in your interior design style quiz will help keep quiz-takers’ attention so they don’t leave the quiz before finishing it. 

And in case you don’t know: 

Include pictures in your quiz—period!

Choose from Interact’s library of images for your quiz cover, questions, answer choices, and results. You’re free to use images or GIFs, but remember to be consistent so your quiz looks professional.  

Stock photos are useful if you’re on a budget. You can search for them on Unsplash, Pixabay, Pexels, or any other stock image sites. Be careful when you use stock photos though; they’re free or low cost, so they’re commonly used. If your quiz-takers frequently see the same stock photo when online, and then they see it again on your quiz, they may lose trust in you

If you need more design tips for your images, check out these useful tutorials:

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3. Quiz questions

Quiz questions can make or break your interior design style quiz.

How?

Think this way: Interesting, introspective questions make your quiz enjoyable, and so, quiz-takers will be motivated to complete your quiz to receive their results. 

By contrast, if your interior design questions aren’t engaging, your audience might drop-off in the middle of the quiz. Then, of course, they won’t share your quiz with their friends. 

To ensure you choose the right quiz questions for your interior design style quiz, follow these tips:

  • Research interior design. Ensure you understand at least the basics of popular interior design styles. If you don’t understand the topic, your questions may be irrelevant.  
  • Go to interior design social media groups and online forums and communities. Take note of the questions people frequently ask. Don’t forget to visit Pinterest, as it’s where people often go for design inspiration. 
  • Take other interior design style quizzes that are available online. Jot down what you think is good, and learn from others’ mistakes. When a quiz question catches your attention, adapt it for your own quiz.
  • Combine direct and indirect questions. For example, “Which sofa would you choose for your living room?” is a direct question; “What kind of flowers do you prefer?” is an indirect question. 
  • Ensure your questions are specific, engaging, and fun. Don’t be afraid to add humor while staying true to your brand voice. 

Don’t know where to start? Borrow from my list of interior design style questions:

  • When entering your home, what do you want to feel?
  • What is your favorite chair?
  • Which city would you most like to live in?
  • What colors are most prominent in your wardrobe?
  • What do you never leave the house without?
  • What do you want to do on payday?
  • How does your closest friend describe you?
  • Which bathroom style is your dream escape?
  • Where will you be this weekend?
  • What are you most inspired by in your design?
  • Which items do you want to include in your living?
  • What does your bedroom look like right now?
  • How do you like spending your free time?
  • When it comes to your space, what are you most concerned about?
  • Which color scheme do you prefer?

Need more? Check out this list: 50 Quiz Questions You Should Be Using.

When you add questions to your Interact quiz, it’ll look like this:

what color scheme do you prefer quiz question

Interact allows you to create four types of questions:

  • Image questions with text answers: An image represents each question, and each answer is a simple text choice. 
  • Text questions with image answers: Each question is text, and each answer choice is an image. 
  • Image questions with image answers: Each question and answer choice is represented by an image. Be careful when you create this type of question because it can overwhelm your quiz-takers. 
  • Text questions with text answers: Every question and answer choice is text. 

The best practice is to use a combination of these question types in your interior design style quiz to keep your audience engaged. 

How many questions should I include in my quiz?

Read on for the answer. 

4. Quiz length

Your quiz shouldn’t have too many questions. 

The reasons are simple: (1) No one has time to go through a long quiz, and (2) no one will choose to do your twenty-question quiz when they can do a similar, shorter quiz on another website. 

Here are the secrets to question logistics:  

  • The most effective quizzes include six to twelve questions. 
  • Each question should have three to six answer choices. 
  • The most engaging type of question is a text question with image answers. 

Start by brainstorming a list of twenty questions. Then, remove any questions that aren’t fun, too tricky, or not relevant. 

You should also pay attention to how your questions are ordered.

Think of your quiz questions as a road map that takes your audience to their design style. Every question should feel like it naturally flows into the one that follows it. 

The order should also build excitement gradually from start to finish. Start your quiz with the second-most exciting question, and end with a bang with the most exciting question. If you want to include a question that requires more thought, put it in the middle; by the time your audience gets to that question, they’re already committed. 

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5. Quiz logic

Which bedroom makes you swoon question with image answer choices

At this point, you have your questions and answer choices ready to go.

Each of these four answer options will help you create your “quiz logic.” In an interior design style quiz, quiz logic means the connection between your answer options and each interior design style. The style shown to a quiz-taker at the end of the quiz is the one that correlates most to how they answered the questions.

As a quiz-taker goes through your quiz and answers each question, they’ll accumulate “+1” for different interior design styles. Whichever style has the most “+1’s” after all the questions have been answered is the style that matches the quiz-taker. 

To make your quiz logical and accurate, make sure that:

  • Questions have the same number of answer options
  • Every answer correlates to a style

Here’s an example for an interior design style quiz:

answer correlations for interior design style quiz question

To keep your audience focused, switch the order of answers and their correlating interior design style for each question. After finishing the quiz, you can review and edit the result correlations if necessary. 

Take the quiz yourself and invite a few friends to take your quiz to make sure the process is fun and goes smoothly. Ask your friends for feedback. If they enjoyed your quiz and want to share it with others, you should celebrate. Woohoo!

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5 examples of interior design style quizzes

I highly recommend you take the below quizzes, paying attention to how they are made.  Then, reconsider your quiz and apply what you’ve learned to take it from good to great. 

1. The “What is Your Decorating Style” Quiz – Decorist 

which bedroom would you rather relax in quiz question with answer choices

What makes this quiz work:

  • Five easy-to-answer questions created by Decorist professional interior designers
  • High-quality images for every question

What this quiz can do better:

  • Varying question types to make it more interesting

2. The “Find Your Interior Design Style” Quiz – Havenly

Which rooms need something else quiz question in interior design style quiz from Havenly

What makes this quiz work:

  • Three easy-to-answer questions 
  • High-quality stock photos and graphics
  • A clean and simple background, which helps avoid distractions

What this quiz can do better:

  • Having the same number of images for every question
  • A consistent type of image

3. The “Discover Your Style” Quiz – Designbx

quiz question asking person to vote whether they would leave the style, like the style, or love the style

What makes this quiz work:

  • Highly visual and fun
  • Image collages to represent particular styles
  • A mix of texture, lifestyle, and interior images 
  • Three simple answer choices for each question, making it easy and quick to complete

What this quiz can do better:

  • A shorter number of questions

4. The “What’s Your Design Style” – Live Your Style

which living room do you like the most quiz question with images

What makes this quiz work:

  • Easy-to-answer multiple-choice questions
  • High-quality, consistent, and professional images

What this quiz can do better:

  • The same number of images for every question
  • More images to represent answers 

5. The “What’s Your Interior Design Style” Quiz – The Ginger Home

which kitchen do you like most quiz question with image answer choices

What makes this quiz work:

  • A solid number of questions (10)
  • High-quality, relevant images 

What this quiz can do better:

  • Easier-to-answer and shorter answer choices 
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You’re now an interior design style quiz creator!

You’ve successfully created and designed your very own interior design style quiz! How does it feel?

Awesome, right? We’re so proud of you.

Share your masterpiece with your audience and keep practicing to hone your quiz-making skills. Sooner or later, you’ll be a pro.

We can’t wait to see what you create next!

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