In order to start the interior design of space, it is important to define the interior design style. There is a long list of interior design styles that can be used individually and can be mix-matched according to one's choice. Commonly it becomes difficult for people to communicate with their designers about the type of interior design they want for their space. This article will help everyone to have a basic idea about different interior design styles and help them choose their interior design style.
Interior Design Styles:
1. Mid-Century Modern:
This style started during the 1930s and is still very popular. If you like simple forms and high functionality mid-century style is your choice. It gives a timeless look to your interior space. The main features of this style are;
Soft organic curves
Open concept plans
Use of egg chair-main feature
Furniture design more practical then decoration
Use of bold fabric in furniture
Use of fewer patterns
Art pieces as the focus of the room
Elegant and high-quality accessories
Use of wood like timber & walnut and countertop finishes in marble
Pendant lights & small lamps usage
Controlled use of vintage furniture
One can use a neutral tone palette or mix it with some other pop up colors like moss green, mustard yellow, tangerine orange, yellow, pink, etc. Check these Mid-century style ideas for bedrooms interior.
The Scandinavian style emerged in the 1930s in five major Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. When the modern interior style is mixed with more natural elements and white color palette it leads to Scandinavian style interior design. If you like minimal aesthetics with a class then Scandinavian is your interior design style. The main features of this style are;
Use of natural elements like wood, natural light, etc.
The wood is used in floors, walls, wardrobes which go with light themes like ash, beech, and pine
Uniqueness with style
Focus on functionality with aesthetics
Plenty of plants in interior
More use of fur optics
Furniture pieces main focus is comfort
No wall to wall carpets (Only small rugs used)
Diamond chair, tulip chair, plastic chair by Charles Edmes are the signature mark of this style
Maximum in co-operation of natural light in the interiors
Typically the white color is used in this style as it originated from the countries where there are winter and dark throughout the year. So in order to give the interior a brighter and open feel white color is used. If any other color is to be used then muted tones of blue, and grey are used but the primary color is always white. Check these Scandinavian bedroom decorating ideas.
The Bohemian style originated in Paris and France in the 19th Century. The designers wanted to challenge the conventional ways of designing an interior space. This style is like a free-spirit animal spreading colors, textures, and patterns in the most unique and unconventional way. It appeals to everyone who wants to give their houses a unique personal touch. This style does not follow hard and fast rules. The main features of this style are;
Purposeful messy looks
Use of rich textures
Natural fibers used in fabrics like jute, linen, etc.
Lots of layers of patterns, sequences, rugs
Use of tussles in fabric
Insane amount of pillows thrown on sofas and chairs
Use of vintage pieces
The color palette of this style is very rich. Lots of pop up bright colors, earthy warm colors are welcomed in this style. For walls, darker, deep hues offer an instant luxurious feel while more daring colors like a bright blue orange invite a bazaar-like look, especially when peppered with other rich colors and patterns. Jewel tones like amethyst purple, ruby red, and emerald green are also commonly used in Bohemian Style. These Bohemian style bedrooms will make you want to redecorate.
The people who like seaside elements and colors should definitely try this style in the interior. Soft tones, clean aesthetics, natural light, and breezy feel like the beach is the signature of this style. The main features of this style are;
Simple and clean aesthetics
Maximum use of natural light
Maximum use of linen fabric
Natural, light, and airy appearance
Accessories like seashells, jute rope, sailboats, and navigation maps
More like minimalism in sense of less is more
Casual, comfortable, and easy furniture
Rattan and Wicker's furniture most commonly used and slipcover furniture (In light cotton & linen) also used to break the monotony
Favors open floor plan
The color palette varies from neutral to pop up colors like mixing sand with seafoam. Majorly sand colors, white is mixed with greens and blues to give a feel of the beech. Check these coastal living room design ideas.
5. Modern Farmhouse:
If you like warm, and inviting interior with a personal touch and minimalism then you should go for modern farmhouse design. Farmhouse architecture originated in Europe, more specifically, in Germany and Scandinavia. Traditionally, farmhouses were nothing more than homes built on farmlands to house the people who owned or worked the land. The term Farmhouse wasn't as much considered a style, but, rather, a setting for a way of life. From Europe, it made its way to the farmlands of the US in the 1700s and, as time progressed, the 1930s brought about a new era for the Farmhouse. The main features of this style are;
Traditional and classic
Use of reclaimed wood
Big and comfortable furniture
Mix and match the furniture
Wide plank floors
Chippy and dull finishes
Clean and crisp lines
Add a little industrial touch
Exposed wood beams
Butcher block counters in kitchens
Initially, sage greens and buttermilk yellow were the most commonly used colors in this style. These days a neutral color palette is more popular that helps to keep the interior look clean, fresh, traditional, and modern. White is the most dominant shade used. Other than that earthy tones like grey, tan, and brown are also used.
The people who like raw and unfinished look for the interior should definitely go for industrial style. The industrial design stems from the 17th and 18th centuries when factories and warehouses were constructed. This aesthetic became popular in the late 2000s.
The main features of this style are;
Open concept plan
Squared lines and blocky shapes
Exposed pipes and ducts
Juxtapositioning of rustic and contemporary, rough and cozy, sleek and modern with vintage and classy
A mix of old and new materials
Weathered wood and exposed bricks
Industrial lighting fixtures
Use of metal and concrete
Art-piece as the focus of the room
Elegant and high-quality accessories
Large factory windows
A natural color palette is most commonly used. In addition, a mix of greys, neutrals, and rustic colors can be seen in spaces. The moody layers with hints of darker tones are very common in this style. Add pops of vivid color for a fresh look, or stick to rust, wood, or brick tones to keep the clean industrial aesthetic. These industrial style office design ideas will give you inspiration for the office design.
Glam style steals a lot of elements from art deco, mid-century modern, traditional, transitional, and even industrial style. If you like your house to give a rich, glamorous look full of class then you should definitely go for this style. The style dates back to the 1930s which is also called the "Golden Age" of Hollywood. This style represents the elegant personality and class of the owner. The main features of this style are;
Use of lots of shapes
Elegant and shapely furniture
Luxe and opulent fabrics
Mix and match
Button-tufting on furniture
Use of geometric patterns on the walls (diamond and chevron-most commonly used)
Sparkly, glitzy, and eye-catching accessories
Use of huge, shiny chandelier
Pendant lights and table lamps are also very common
This style is further divided into five sub-types on the basis of elements and color palettes.
Hollywood Glam (Colors like cream, pink, green, blue, purple and red with depth coming from sharp black detailing)
Old World Glam (Colors like cream, ivory, tans paired with pastels and highlighted with gold-update the Old-World style with touches of the latest Pantone shades)
Retro Glam (White walls and neutral floors, with bold colors, left only for furniture and accessories)
Cutting Edge Glam (Neutral colors like white, chrome, gray and black with bursts of colors coming from furniture and accessories)
Modern Glam (uses more contemporary, modern and transitional furniture pieces-more neutral palette)
Glam color palettes are pretty neutral, with white, cream, grey, black, gold, and silver being your best bets for this style. However, this style is also all about making a statement. So, bold pop-up colors are also used with the subtly neutral ones. Hollywood glam furniture can add a glamorous touch to your space.
This style is a call back to those early days when civilization and nature were interdependent. Rustic style is a term for many design styles. The people who like to a close relation with natural & unrefined elements should go for this style. The main features of this style are;
Natural and rough
Aged and casual
Outdoor views are important
Emphasize the use of natural materials in raw form
Close to nature
Lack of modern materials (Like metal, and plastic, etc)
Hand-made fabrics used
Warm and inviting
Variety of shapes, textures, and colors
Old is better
Exposed wooden beams
This style uses a neutral color palette with a mix of grey, brown, beige, tan, and black. Other colors used are rustic and bronze tones like brick, and rustic orange. Check these rustic style house interiors.
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