A basic knowledge of what exactly defines these popular interior design styles will make this important first step very convenient and clear. Here is our guide to the most popular interior design styles which will help you select that perfect style that best reflects your personality.
Contemporary and modern are frequently used interchangeably. However, there is a difference between these two styles. Modern refers to the interior design styles which became popular after the 1920s post-war era, whereas contemporary style is all about here and now. It is the style that is presently popular at a given time. Currently, a modern luxurious style of designing can be defined as a contemporary interior design style.
Contemporary furniture design is simple and comfortable but finishes are luxurious and innovative often upholstered in lustrous velvets and chenilles. Color palette is usually neutral with bold elements that stand out to serve as a focal point of a given space. Lighting design and function is also an integral part of contemporary interior design.
The minimalistic interior design style is defined by function and ultra-clean lines. It takes the modern design style to the next level by simplifying it further. Very neutral color pallets or even sans colors with simple furnishings and no excessive accessories and decor are principles of this style. Built-in storage, behind seamless doors, and streamlined clean arrangements create a cool, composed vibe.
If simplicity and no-fuss is your preference, then this interior style will suit your taste best.
3. Mid Century Modern
A throwback to interior design styles of the Mid 1900s mainly the 50s and 60s, Mid Century Modern style has the influence of modern and Scandinavian design with iconic furniture pieces with show wood and carved designs such as an egg-shaped chair. Canary and mustard yellow, carnation and flamingo pink, chartreuse, pale turquoise and avocado are quintessential Mid-century colour pallets. If you are looking to give your interiors warmth and a touch of traditional style, mid-century modern is a perfect mix for you.
One of the most popular styles in interior design today is a Scandinavian design style. It is defined by easy living, functionality and all things natural. Scandinavian design is inspired by the simplicity of living demonstrated in Nordic countries. Furniture design is simple and understated and artistic with sculptural influence.
All white color palettes and natural elements and tones are the classic characteristics of this design type. Pops of colour often comes from the use of art, natural fibre throws or furs, or a single piece of furniture. Airy spaces, natural lighting, functional and low profile furniture and decor define the Scandinavian interior style.
As the name implies, this look draws inspiration from warehouses and urban lofts, thanks to its undone, raw undone finishes. It’s not uncommon to see exposed brick, ductwork and wood. High ceilings, old timber and metal fixtures with sparse functional furniture monolithic in size and shape are classical features of industrial interior style. There may possibly be one or two pieces of abstract art or photography to add a dash of colour to an otherwise neutral colour scheme derived from the primary materials of wood and metals. This style often deemed very manly for its raw appeal and use of black and monochrome bold look is equally liked by our young, dynamic female clients.