Before we start listing the existing interior design styles, I think we need to understand better what interior design is and what it does.
So, briefly, interior design has developed itself as a branch of architecture. This has greatly evolved over time, establishing itself, from an "architectural segment", to a whole separate system. Moreover, interior design has reached the status of independent subject, which involves in some cases hiring a specialized person. Interior design deals with interior adorning and decoration based generally on certain architectural styles.
I will now begin a triptych list of all interior design styles that are consecrated and represent a trend of their own. It will be random, not based on chronology, alphabetical order, or any other pattern, the important thing is to be complete and to not miss any important genre.
Classic style has direct connections to the Greek and Roman eras and what they represent form the aesthetical and artistic point of view. In Classic style, the pattern is based on order, symmetry and balance. Columns are also a central feature of this style, referring back to Greek and Roman architecture; vertical stripes, tone-on-tone walls or curtains will relate to Greek-Roman aestheticism and its epitomic patterns – verticality, grandeur, strict rules of expression.
Rococo style is represented by its flamboyant colors and enriched with complex ornaments. Rococo has reached the peak of its expression in Western Europe, during 1700 and 1780 and was inspired by the natural curves of the trees, shells, flowers and clouds. Rococo is a style marked by the richness of the walls decorations and ceilings providing great contrast between pastel shades and gold. Rococo favors the overuse of curves, circular shapes - oval, spiral etc. - and natural forms, even the rooms have been designed in an oval shape or arranged to avoid the square.
Now, a few words about Contemporary style: the terms of “modern interior design” and “contemporary interior design” are often used interchangeably; however there is a difference between the two. The fact that “Modern” style can be also part of a current circumstance, or trend, creates confusion between modern and contemporary. Contemporary interiors are comfortable and welcoming without being cluttered and dark; they also propose a style that is equally suited for offices and shops, as well as dormers and houses. A Contemporary-style home can be a peaceful and comfortable place to live it.
Modern Style - If you like orderly and neat spaces, streamlined, elegant and open interiors, you will probably like the modern style. Modern style has its roots in the Bauhaus School, with an emphasis on angular lines and lack of ornamentation. Conceptual modern style is the one that generates the function of the shape, getting rid of unnecessary accessories and decorations. The interior in modern style are ideal for small spaces.
Minimalist style - minimalist architecture became popular in the late 1980s in London and New York, when designers have worked to achieve simplicity, using white elements, large spaces with minimal furniture items. Minimalist design concept is to strip everything down to quality. Minimalism simplifies the living spaces to discover the essential quality of buildings and convey simplicity in attitude towards life. Basic geometric shapes without decorative elements and simple materials rehearsals structures can create a pleasant sense of order and an essential quality.
Art Deco style was developed after World War I, to give people a new style for a new era. Americans formed the basis for this decorating style, marked by flamboyance, charm and elegance. Because Art Deco interiors were relatively minimal, for now, the colors are used sparingly. Art Deco surfaces are generally elegant and clean, devoid of any texture in order to contrast and reproduction furniture items with a more decorative purpose and various accessories. Art Deco looks very unique. You can use these elements of style to define a personal living space that is very distinctive for a standing-out and quite eccentric and theatric personality.
These are just the first few genres for this day, but we will continue our lesson of design very soon with the rest of them.
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