What is your dream home? What interior design style are you? As designers, we are constantly guiding our clients to answer these questions. So today we’re guiding you.
“Peace and tranquility”
We must know that home interior design dramatically impacts our everyday lives. Asian / Zen is the style if you want to set the tone of your house with calmness and tranquility.
Asian style is primarily inspired by the colors of nature—mimicking scenic landscapes or the soothing sound of flowing water on stones. See organic and natural ingredients like bamboo blinds, paper lanterns, river rocks, tatami mats, scented candles, and huge windows that let in natural light. Things are brought down to their most basic form. Nothing is superfluous and has no room for clutter. These elements are balanced to radiate a special kind of peace and tranquility.
“Adventurous, artistic, and personal”
If you have a carefree and adventurous spirit of the avant-garde lifestyle, then this design is for you. It gives a “messy” but artistic vibe inspired by a traveling gypsy lifestyle of getting things from all over the world and layering it all together. So, anything you’ve collected through your life, exhibit it.
A boho style does have some common themes, like the creative application of rich patterns and bold colors, especially those with ruby, purple, and gold tones. There’s not much structure, but it has a lot of carefree layers of pattern, texture, and color. The design rules of boho are that there are no rules. Bohemian style is an attitude, and, in most cases, anything goes as long as you love it.
“Seaside elements with beach colors”
Does water make you feel calm and serene? Then this style is for you.
The Coastal style uses natural wood and a fresh airy palette with tan, white, cream, blue and turquoise colors. This lets light reflect off the water and curtains that can blow in the breeze. Top it off with water elements like seashells, starfish, seahorses, and similar things. Put simply, a beach vibe.
“Curvy and monochromatic”
If you want to play around with different combinations on your interior and inject modernism, this one’s for you.
A bit of minimalist style is injected and thus has an open-space feel. It includes curved or curvilinear lines that focus on the material used. You can see reflective surfaces like metals, glass, and exposed woods. You can disregard anything heavy or complex patterns. Contemporary can have bold starkness, and it can stay with a stricter palette of monochromatic black, white and gray.
“Regularity in irregularity”
While boho style sticks to messy patterns, eclectic style artfully transforms it to attain its unique form. One must be very careful in using this style as there’s only a thin line between being eclectic and a total mess. In a nutshell, it is pretty much about creating coordination in the background and coherence in your space with the elements of different styles.
Tip: Eclectic style should be applied to your whole house and not just some parts of the house. Use the same patterns and textures but different colors or the other way around throughout your space. You wouldn’t want your home to look like a garage sale, would you?
“Warm and inviting”
From the name itself, you already know what it radiates. Initially, it focuses on functionality and essential materials such as wood, iron, and steel.
Classic farmhouse leans more into some rustic elements of what you’d expect. So, you start to see things like shiplap, exposed wood beams, wood floors, butcher block countertop, leather, and shades of white and neutrals. You can incorporate a monochromatic color palette, natural lighting, and clean lines to turn it into a modern farmhouse look.
“Glitz and glitter”
Expect sparkling and bold pieces and textures in a uniform pattern in every part of the room. See crystals, gold and silver details, silky textures, velvet, extreme headboard, animal prints, ram motif, sputnik chandeliers – surrounded by mirrors and furniture that will magnify the sparkle. A black and white checkered flooring is add-up.
Hollywood glam is closely similar to art deco, but the former is more eclectic, ornamental, and theatrical with an over-the-top environment.
“Rustic and mature”
“Less is more”
“Sleek and uncluttered”
Stone and wood make up the rustic style which carries natural rough and aged elements.
To capture the organic warmth and “rugged charm” of this style, get these elements: stone and wood walls, exposed beams or cathedral ceilings, stone or hardwood flooring, oversized windows, wooden furniture, distressed items, unadorned leather, suede, weathered woods, items made of clay, hand-stitched fabrics, accessories like animal hides, faux fur, hanging wildlife elements, branches, twigs, distressed metals, and some outdoor garden elements. Then, get the cozy vibe with a fireplace, in a stone or wood stove.
Unlike other design styles, with rustic, you can forget about worrying about perfect lines. Instead, the character of each piece in a rustic style can stand out.
“Vintage – Elegant – Delicate”
“Elegant and resplendent”
“Traditional meets Modern style”
One of the popular designs in the U.S. Two completely distinct styles that create a classic and fresh interior design when put together. Not too 18th century stuffy and not too minimalist stark. Here are some key elements that make them blend.
It’s a mix of old and new decor, all in a neutral earth-toned color palette. Consider pulling your color scheme all the way through space. This will give the space a blended, layered effect. Fewer patterns and more textures are better.
Think of your design elements as falling into 2 categories: support and accent. The support pieces form a backdrop that allows the accent pieces to stand out and serve their purpose. Floors are mostly made of hardwood (or hardwood look) with rugs that maintain a neutral tone palette. Achieve an almost minimalist quality but remain focused on an essential key element: comfort. Keep window draperies simple or none at all.
Keep a single focal point. Transitional has a lot of loud elements, but keep one focal point and let everything else complement it. It can be anything like a piece of art, an heirloom, antique, etc. Those elements can be the main accent piece that you’re going to use as the focal point, and the rest of the room supports the piece.
Transitional style can go in many directions but must be sleek and vibrant.
“Sea, sky, and vegetation”
A mix of industrial, modern, and contemporary influences, all in a neutral color palette. Think of sleek and minimal and have comfort but for glamour. Think of light, airy spaces, large pieces of furniture with sleek lines, minimalist features — all of these while taking advantage of the amazing architectural drama of an industrial design.
You’ll see exposed beams or exposed brick walls, unfinished surfaces, and materials such as brick, concrete, and wood. A perfect blend of industrial and luxurious look, and a juxtaposition between hard and soft materials. It smooths out the roughness of industrial design and gives more warmth and softness that you find with some modern and contemporary designs. It is a fantastic complement of a few various styles to create a funky and fresh style in itself.
Whether it be a small, minimalist space in the busy city where you can easily go home after a long, tiring day in the office. Or an ample, peaceful area in the countryside where you can enjoy and relax alone or with your family. Your space should not only look amazing, but it should also reflect your style and personality, and it should complement your daily life. While a designer can create stylish designs, you are the one who’s going to live with that style. Thus, the design should revolve around you and not the designer.
So, have you figured out yet the style or combination of styles that will reflect your personality? Or a layout that will complement your daily life? How about looking at some actual designs that we made for real clients? Check out our gallery. You may find some ideas there that may just tickle your creativity.
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