What’s Your Style?

Interior design is a set of basic features, techniques and pieces of furniture to offset a particular style. On a higher level, the style usually carries certain principles of what the goals of design are, and techniques of how to accomplish those goals. Finding your style does not seem easy because it is usually ever-evolving process. Most of us appreciate a handful of different styles. But which one(s) truly speak(s) to you? That’s where we come in.

In order to boost your creativity, we have made the list of some interior design styles and their basic features. There are a lot of them, but some of the most important are: Modern, Contemporary, Minimalist, Seaside/Coastal, Cottage/Farmhouse, Luxe/Glam, Boho, Mid-Century Modern, Traditional and Scandinavian.

Modern - The word modern is often misused in interior design. Modern style is sometimes confused with contemporary style. In spite of their numerous similarities, there are a few big differences as well. Modern design refers to a specific time period while contemporary design is ever-evolving. Modern style came on the radar in the early 20th century. It has roots in German and Scandinavian architecture and design and is often simple and unadorned. Modern style celebrates natural materials and neutral or earthy colours. While there are a range of colours in contemporary style, modern style has monochromatic colorus. Furthermore, the emphasis is on fewer curves and more clean horizontal and vertical lines. In modern style, natural light is very important as well as simple, functional furniture.

Contemporary – Contemporary style refers to current design trends while honouring the past. One important aspect of this style is that it is constantly evolving. It takes inspiration and styling cues from different eras. Contemporary furniture pieces are a bit curvier comparing to modern style furniture, and is usually a blend of comfort and sophistication. Neutrals, black and white are the main colours. Strong visible lines are evident in any contemporary-style home. Smooth, clean, geometric shapes are essential.

Minimalist - Minimalist style is inspired by Japanese design and concentrates on the principle that less is more. Minimalist design loves empty space. It celebrates uncomplicated forms, clean lines, and simple finishes. Simplicity, absence of any décor or ornaments, clearness of composition, emphasis on the natural textures and graphics are the key features of this style. Minimalist spaces are filled with only necessary items. Storage is very important in this style and furniture often has hidden compartments.