If you were to ask a mere layman to come up with some interior design ideas, the chances are that they would refer you to the traditional or contemporary side of the street. These particular styles are, after all, used as the benchmarks of interior design by many who are, truth be told, not all that creative. Of course, we know that anyone who is reading an article about interior design is a lot more creative and adventurous, yet it’s still amazing to learn just how many different styles are available to you and as you find out what your options are it often makes you even more enthusiastic for the upcoming project.
Let’s consider some of them. Maybe your direction will be influenced by where you live. Some people choose to live next to the seashore, as they find great inspiration from anything to do with the ocean. You can choose a Coastal style, focusing on the bright and airy. Emphasise those themed accessories and try and bring the magic of the seaside, inside. If you are rural at heart, then perhaps you want to evoke a Country style as part of your project. This focuses on the rustic, with a lot of light-coloured woods, muted and pastel colours, with the occasional brilliant accent, as if to celebrate the arrival of spring time.
Maybe you would like a sundrenched life if you could choose it and you might want to go for a French or Mediterranean style accordingly. Frequently a particular type of fabric or shade is repeated throughout the project, but it is always rather fanciful and decorative. A textured look is commonplace here and your furniture items tend to be a little more ornate.
The modern look is somewhat different to the contemporary approach. If you choose Modern, then you will be minimalistic, with the emphasis on “clean” rather than cluttered. Your furniture style might evoke the 1930s. Some people confuse modern or minimalistic with Art Deco, but there are distinct differences. The latter may also be traceable back to the roaring 20s and 30s, but features a far more streamlined and accented approach with lots of hardware, glass and mirrors.
If however you’re still falling somewhere between Contemporary and Traditional, maybe you should opt for Transitional? This is a really exciting look, blending the ornate with the futuristic and certain to label you as a style maven when all your friends come around to visit.
Western, Oriental, Moroccan, Mid Century or Eclectic – there is something for everyone and a method to everyone’s madness, even though it may appear in some cases as if certain styles are just thrown together.
If you are really in the mood to create something inspiring and different, you should get good advice from some luxury interior designers who will be able to blend different styles and come up with an ideal “look” just for you. You never know, maybe you will be able to create your own landmark style that will catch on!