Top 9 interior design styles to choose from-which one is yours?
Top 9 interior design styles to choose from.
How is finding your style going for you? Still not sure where to start from? Today we are introducing some of our favourite styles for you to consider:
Minimal: Inspired by the early ’20s and the simplicity of traditional Japanese architecture, focusing having only the essentials in your spaces.
Colours: White, grey, brown
Textures: Natural wood, natural stone, white painted walls
Statement piece: Simple built-in furniture that follows the shape of the space
Photo: Courtesy of Pella Hedeby
Photo: Courtesy of Liljencrantz Design
Scandi: Similar as minimal style scandi has its roots in simplicity, however, there is a great appreciation of nature and natural materials as well as a yearning for cosiness and comfort.
Colours: White, light brown, green
Textures: Whitewashed oak, animal fur, Knitted fabrics
Statement piece: A Wishbone chair
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Traditional / Vintage: The style of those who are prone to nostalgia. To create a cohesive scheme choose an exact era (eg. Recency), or a country (eg. France) and only use elements from that style.
Colours: Dusky rose, pale green, pale blue
Textures: Rich hardwood finishes, embroidered fabrics
Statement piece: A lion leg bathtub
Eclectic: Cohesive might just be the opposite of what you are looking for. If you want to stir things up a little and mix and match styles this is for you! You can pick a couple of different areas and styles or go all out with a wide range of traditional and contemporary elements.
Colours: Navy, olive green, burgundy
Textures: Dark wood finishes, gold or brass, real marble
Statement piece: An antique bedside table with a contemporary pendant suspended above
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Courtesy of Soho House Group
Mid-century modern: A style that can look very similar to eclectic interiors is based on the 50s and 60s design icons. If you are an appreciator of the architects and products designers of the time this one is for you, that it’s not the easiest of looks as original pieces as well as good reproductions are in high demand thus can be expensive, while hunting down second hand and vintage pieces will be a time consuming (although we’d say also extremely enjoyable) process
Colours: Mustard, burnt orange, navy
Textures: Velvet, cherry wood, leather
Statement piece: A George Nelson clock (or practically anything from Vitra)
Industrial: I’d saythis is the single most popular style today. Perhaps it’s a playful return to our roots, as it gathers inspiration from craftsmanship and celebrates how the objects around us are made.
Colours: Dark grey, yellow, tan
Textures: Exposed brick, concrete, distressed leather
Statement piece: A neon sign
For Ideal home
For Ideal Home
Coastal: Do you love to daydream about the seaside and feel nothing fits your lifestyle and surroundings more than the holiday feel? Go light and bright with coastal style.
Colours: White, Blue, Red
Textures: Linen, Driftwood, Stack stone
Statement piece: An oversized floral upholstered armchair on caster legs
Maximalist: ‘Never a dull moment’ is what you expect from your interiors? Layering bold colours, unusual textures and wild patterns in an expressive and personal way is a big hit at the moment with the brave hearted.
Colours: Pink, turquoise, yellow
Textures: Patterned wallpapers, velvet, fringes
Statement piece: Zebra rug (preferably fake!)
Classy / Elegant: Surrounding yourself with relaxing, simple and muted colours and clean line elegant furniture that looks special and luxurious is a dream to many and a direction taken by many designers. Going for these formal style interiors are perfect if you often have guests around who you’d like to entertain in stylish surroundings.
Colours: Beige, brass, white
Textures: Silk, wool, natural stone
Statement piece: Sculptural console table
Now that you have read the quick guide to design styles, which one is your choice, what is your soul striving for? Let us know, we would love to get your feedback!