From tiny and portable to sleek and modern, or unbelievably luxurious – homes come in all shapes, sizes and styles. Today, we’ll take a brief look at today’s top 5 most popular decorating styles to help narrow down what your true style is.
Minimalist style embraces simplicity, clean lines, and, like its name suggests, the bare minimum required to appropriately handle functionality and aesthetics demands. Every element exudes crispness in shape, simplicity in generally muted color, and fundamentals in materials such as glass, metals, and wood. Minimalism is most often associated with modern and contemporary decorating styles. Ultimately, a minimalist space thrives on clean lines and pure functionality.
It’s no surprise where industrial style originated – from the raw, urban, warehouse world. Industrial style embraces the beauty of the unfinished, the hard-working worn, and the innermost unglamorous bits. Think exposed brick, ductwork, fixtures, and wood. Industrial style tends to combine elements found in the stereotypical factory or warehouse setting, like metal, old raw wood, and high ceilings with exposed pipes.
Sometimes referred to over the past years as “shabby chic,” rustic style embraces perfect imperfection, particularly from nature. Wood and finishes are raw, unfinished, worn, and chipped. A rustic space involves natural, nubby, or loose weave textiles such as linen, cotton, wool, tweed. Warmth is ever-present in the feel and aesthetics of the rustic decorating style.
Bohemian style attracts many people, both in interior design as well as fashion choices. Bohemian style is carefree, individual, and tolerant. There are few rules in Bohemian decorating style; the ones that exist point you toward whatever decorating direction brings you joy. Vintage and flea market furniture, world market textiles, beloved collections, and heirloom-inspired light fixtures comprise a solid Bohemian decorating style base. A global outlook is particularly desirable in this type of space.
Traditional decorating style encompasses an interior that resembles past European tastes. The traditional interior will likely have classic details (e.g., chair rails, crown molding), plush furnishings, and plenty of accessories. Wood elements in a traditional space tend to be dark, rich, finished wood. Textures are varied and sumptuous. And silhouettes are often more curvy than straight, with plenty of details within each component.