Designing or renovating a home can be a bit tricky, especially if you are torn between the design styles you want to achieve. Oftentimes, you don’t even know how to apply your own touch of personality to the insides of your home. Modern, Scandinavian, Bohemian, Chic... and the list goes on. It’s not uncommon to walk in the dark especially when you have just purchased your first home and the excitement of decorating it goes in the way. With a wide array of design styles you can choose from, you will surely find that specific style that suits best to your personality. Here’s a guide to some of the best interior designs that can help you get started:
Let’s start simple. Modern is a collective design term that typically defines homes with clean, crisp lines, and a simple color palette, playing only with metal, glass, and steel materials. It may sound simple, but that’s exactly what people who are modern design fanatics are going for. Modern is fuss-free and goes straight to the point. No curved edges and tasselled furniture, nor naughty lines and sculptural influence. The furnishings and decors usually focus on neutral materials and earth-toned colors, while leaving out unnecessary details. So if you’re the type of person who loves steel-hued living rooms and accents that match your kitchenware, then this is what you should go for.
The Scandinavian design has very rich roots, and that alone reflects its undeniable beauty. This design pays homage to the simple lives denoted in Nordic countries. Scandinavian interiors are characterized by minimalism, functionality, and simplicity. It has been around since the 1950’s, which contributes to its rich design that still remains as a popular trend until today. The furniture in this type of design is basically functional and a work of art, playing with natural materials such as wood, leather, and hemp. Often, it is influenced by a connection to nature, combining natural elements, shapes, and abstraction. It typically uses soft palettes, mostly white, to accentuate natural elements such as wood, bright plastics, and plank flooring. You can add pops of color on pillowcases or a single piece of furniture to add more accent, but always keep it close to white.
3. Hollywood Glam
Also known as Hollywood Regency, Hollywood Glam is the design that visually screams “luxurious”. Have you seen movies that pose bright chandeliers inside their living rooms or study room? Yes, that’s what we’re talking about. Typically palatial and over-the-top, Hollywood glam is exactly what it sounds like—a timeless mix of eras, styles, and line movements paired with elegance and glamor. The design style can include Victorian features such as deluxe, decadent furnishings and antiques. It also features vibrant tones that are bold and are literally making statements. If you decide to add purples, reds, or turquoises, make sure they are bold and fierce enough to make you sit down.
Traditional design roots back from European countries. This design style often features a combination of luxury, comfort, and antiques. Overall, the goal of this design is to offer classic details, extravagant furnishings, and a variety of accessories and textures, curved lines, dark woods, and rich color palettes and patterns. To put it plainly, it is the total opposite of the Modern design. The unnecessary lines and accessories left out in modern designs are what make up the traditional. It is usually characterized by woods stained with rich colors as furniture and flooring, intricate details of nature accentuating the overall design, and frequent placements of antique pieces such as sculptures and mirrors.