Even if you do not realize it, you probably have a preference for interior design. Just like clothing, you often gravitate around certain patterns, materials and colors.
However, unlike clothes, your preferences for a particular style may take longer to emerge. However, unless you have won the lottery, there is a good chance that when you moved into your first apartment you were in “riding on a horse, you do not look at the bridle” mode and you accept everything. what was functional and seemingly acceptable that passed you by the hand. That said, if you flip through magazines, you will find that you have an attraction to one style over another. But how do you know what style is it? Here is a list of some of the most popular interior design styles at the moment.
Contemporary, modern and minimalist: three interior decorations
Interior designs in contemporary, modern and minimalist styles have many common features, such as clean lines, low armchairs and a focus on negative space. Some find these styles uncomfortable and cold. However, if operated properly, they can be comfortable and give a sense of grandeur to tight spaces. There are, however, some distinct differences that define each style.
This stye includes clean lines, geometric shapes and little or no decoration. Focusing on the space in a room is important. The furniture is low and covered with fabric of uniform texture and neutral and solid color. This style can also include popular elements ranging from “trendy” colors to technology, to contemporary furniture. In twenty years, today’s contemporary style may well become “retro”.
Dining Room by Chicago Interior Designers and Decorators Jessica Lagrange Interiors.
This style of interior design was born from the Bauhaus movement, a school founded in Germany in 1919. One of his guiding principles was: form follows function. This is one of the first styles to fully integrate form and function. Pure lines are a central theme of this style. The colors are neutral, white and black. There are few accessories.
Modern living room
This style of interior design uses natural light to enhance certain spaces or shapes. Cold colors and bluish and cool white lighting are the main elements of this style. Since the minimalist style emphasizes the bare essentials in furniture, hidden storage space is the key. A minimalist kitchen, for example, will have cabinets that blend into the walls and conceal functional items.
The eclectic styles
The following design styles tend to move away from negative spaces. Instead, they focus on using furniture, fabrics, materials, and colors to create distinctive looks that are very different from each other, but that blend well with the spaces they dress.
The American Arts & Crafts Movement
A common design style in western North America. It is reminiscent of the sensibility of simple, but beautiful, Shaker style houses and furniture. Although modest in terms of detail, this style stands out from the rest thanks to the use of rectangular oak spindles embedded in armrests for armchairs and sofas. The furniture is composed of a mixture of wood and cushioned cushions. From an architectural point of view, A-gable sloped roofs are common to Arts & Crafts style houses. Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the best known architects to have contributed to this style of interior design.
This interior design pays particular attention to symmetry and designs the décor around a central point in the room. For example, a fireplace framed by two identical sofas or two chairs is typical of a classic style setting. The color palette is inspired by nature: soft shades of earth, blue, yellow, gray and pink are common. Fabrics such as cotton, linen and velvet are elegant and without decoration. The furniture is both comfortable and refined and can have turned legs or simple legs hidden by a skirt. The columns, reminiscent of classical Greek or Roman architecture, can be part of this style.
Industrial or urban
The industrial or urban is a fairly recent trend that has emerged with the conversion of old factories into condos, in some urban areas. This interior design tends towards more industrial materials such as concrete for walls and floors, visible beams or stripped floors, stainless steel and metal. Materials for furniture include leather, old wood and stainless steel. The style highlights the space, so the furniture is quite rare and can create a cold atmosphere. Black, chrome and raw materials are predominant in this theme.
This style can tap into the last decades to create a trendy atmosphere. In this category, the styles of the Art Deco and Arts & Crafts years are recreated in a more contemporary style. Periods like the sixties psychedelic or Scandinavian casual will be recreated with today’s paces. Depending on the period, the fabrics, colors, and styles differ to match the design style that is being imitated. Executed as it should, this style can recreate an old look, but with a touch of modernity.
This style of interior design includes in itself several subcategories, influenced by different cultures. The French country style includes cotton and linen fabrics in bright shades of blue and yellow, terracotta floors and pale, natural woods. The English country style incorporates a variety of floral, lined and plaid patterns. Pale woods such as oak are also widespread. The American country style has a lot of earthy rustic furniture, sometimes arranged in red, white and blue, as well as a lot of light wood. In these subcategories, there is an abundance of fabrics and the style can include large, comfortable furniture items, full-length three-ply curtains and accessories that provide a warmer atmosphere. This style lends itself especially to a traditional architecture.
Rococo or opulent
This style of interior design draws many of its features from the time when one lived in palaces. Therefore, the common themes are luxurious fabrics like silk, velvet or brocade. Painted and gilded plaster motifs contrast with the painting or silk tapestries (or similar) in the pastel colors that cover the walls. Pieces of furniture are as decorated as walls and may have curved armrests and be decorated with ovals or spirals. The dominant colors are rose, gold, yellow, azure and cream. This style can be very expensive to create because of the nature of the materials, not to mention the manpower needed to create or repair the plaster. This style is not recommended for children