Types of interior design
CHOOSING YOUR STYLE!
Whether its decorating your room, your office or even a tiny little nook in your home, choosing a an interior design type that matches your taste and style can be a daunting task. Industrial, modern, classic, neo-classical, minimalist, traditional, the list goes on and clients often find it difficult to explain what they want to their designers. Design-ism gives you the lowdown on the most popular interior design styles so you can make the right choice when it’s time for you to decorate your home.
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY
While most people use modern and contemporary to mean the same thing, modern is a more clean way to design using simple color palettes, sharp lines and an over all sleek look. Modern style of décor could be anything that is representative of the 20th century. Contemporary design, on the other hand is ever changing as it represents the style of the current period of time. It could be wavy one day and straight lines, another day.
As the name suggests, minimalistic style uses design elements sparingly. You could say minimalist is one step ahead of modern design because the design gives you sense of large space, eliminates clutter and embraces the idea of ‘less is more’. This style of design is known to be more functional, aesthetically peaceful and creates a more happy environment around you. Apart from crisp lines in the design style, simple and sometimes monochromatic color palettes are used with the occasional pop of color.
Industrial design is an unfinished and raw style of décor. This warehouse style of décor is often used in lofts, apartments and even commercial spaces. Industrial elements include brick, hanging metallic elements, vintage furniture and even industrial pipes. Grey color palettes with stainless steel elects a and wood are combined to give your home and industrial yet modern feel.
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NEO CLASSICAL DESIGN
Inspired by Greek and Roman architecture of the 18th century, neo-classical design is the epitome of timeless luxury and elegance. The color palettes are mild blues, greys, whites and cream. Décor elements include ornate furniture, large mirrors, decorative moldings, stone and marble floors with linen, velvet and silk fabrics.
Traditional or Classic style of interior design is simplistic style inspired by 18th and 19th century Europe. The style is largely dictated by furniture and furnishings in your home including dark wood furniture, varied textures, and a curvy design to the room. Traditional design is often, multi dimensional and has a lot of elements. On the other hand, traditional Indian décor includes vibrant colors, opulent furniture and colorful motifs.
Bright colors, tribal patterns, eclectic color combinations, layers and textures are distinct characteristics of bohemian or boho chic décor. Often, this style is very individualistic and free spirited based on the client’s needs. Design elements are unconventional and out of the box. This could include handmade textures and furniture, rainbow colors, soft lighting and mixing things up.
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Urban modern is considered to be a confluence of different interior design styles. But it is generally a mix of minimalist, modern and contemporary. This design style is all about a cosmopolitan look. High ceilings, open spaces, minimal elements, bright lighting and an overall refined style of living. Urban modern is suited for houses or apartments in big cities.
No matter what style of décor you want for your house, make sure it represents your personality and aesthetics so it feels like your home and not just another space.