Everyone has different taste when it comes to furniture and decor, but I've noticed that whenever I ask someone what their style is, most really don't know. So that's when I start asking questions about what styles of furniture they like. Here are a few examples of different types of styles:
Modern style is pretty much clean, straight lines, neutral colors, limited use of textures. The furniture and layout can sometimes be asymmetrically balanced. Also, there's not many accessories used in this style.
Contemporary style involves clean smooth, geometrical shapes. The image below is a great example of contemporary style. Curvy lines and unique furniture are seen in this style, along with bold pops of color. There's also a lot of negative (empty) space seen in this style. Sometimes this style is mistaken for modern style.
Traditional style has a very comfy, homey feel to it. In this style you'll see a lot of matchy furniture pieces and accessories, such as a matching coffee table and side tables or sofa and loveseat. Fabrics tend to be natural and understated and florals patterns can sometimes be present. Sofas tend to have curved shapes or edges. The image below is an example of transitional style.