Interior Design is categorized into many different design styles that are each unique and can be differentiated by certain design aspects. While there can be crossover between two or more styles, the combination of elements helps to determine a room's design style. Over the past few decades, quite a few new design styles have emerged, but most of them stem from 6 main styles: Traditional, Transitional, Contemporary, Minimalist, Eclectic, and Modern.
Modern Design is identified by it’s clean, straight lines, monochromatic palette, and clutter free space. With sleek appliances, minimal décor, and low furniture, modern design feels almost futuristic. Chrome and stainless steel are paired with concrete accents and sleek wood or marble.
Contemporary design follows current styles and trends and is often morphing into a new version of itself. With simple shapes and clean lines, Contemporary design is bright and bold. A wide range of neutrals are accented with a loud pops of color. Contemporary design pairs well with open floor plans and large scale prints.
Transitional Design is defined as a balance between traditional and modern styles. With cleaner silhouettes and more muted colors, transitional style takes the classic pieces of traditional design and updates them for a more casual feel. Wood tones are lighter and often lacquered, while fabrics are tonal and textured.
Minimalist design combines functionality with beauty. Light spaces pair with soft hues and sleek modern décor. This style uses neutral wood tones, simple lines, and a blend of textures to create a welcoming space.
Eclectic Design is made up of layers of pattern, texture, and color. To create this relaxed look, use saturated colors, layered eclectic patterns, mixed metallics, and plenty of personality. Textures are used throughout including rattan, wicker, wood, macrame, and botanicals. The key to making this style look effortless relies on the principles of design, especially balance, rhythm, proportion, and scale.
Traditional Design is recognized by its dark woods, ornate detailing, and elegant styling. This style has stood the test of time and is considered a classic. Antiques and family heirlooms are paired with tufted furniture, wall and ceiling moldings and details and are often paired with jewel tones or warm neutral colors. Accent pieces are made of marble, brass, and carved woods.
The beginning of a new year brings with it new beginnings, fresh outlooks, and upcoming trends. While trends may come and go, we like to look at ways to incorporate them into our designs in a timeless and chic way. This year, two words came to mind as we investigated 2022’s upcoming trends: Sanctuary, and Statement. Now those two words may seem total opposites, so let us look into them further.
Each season along with the changing temperatures, brings a few new trends to the home décor industry. While some trends can have a very short life span, we like to focus on the trends that we feel can become a permanent part of your home décor. Keep reading to find out why we love these three new trends for Fall 2021.
Planning for a whole first floor redesign can be daunting due to the fact that a wide range of items need to be selected and coordinated all together. It is not as hard as it seems, just take it one step at a time. Now, because each project is totally different from the next, this isn’t a hard-fast rule nor do you need to follow this exactly, just use this as a guide to help organize your steps for designing and selecting. This list starts with the most important items first.
Lighting, when done well, makes a statement in a home and can truly change it from average to extraordinary. When choosing the lighting for your home, there are quite a few things to consider: What is the purpose of the room? How much natural light does the room receive? Are there any focal points that should stand out? What type of lighting should be used?
One of the hardest styles to perfect is definitely the eclectic style. It's a look that seems the most laid back and effortless due to the mixing of different styles and elements, but it is so easy for this look to become cluttered and in disarray.
The eclectic style is a highly personal, curated look and highlights unique and personal touches as the main focus. With this style, you are able to combine pieces from different eras and styles to create a truly cultivated look.
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