We are now reaching the second half of our decorative styles classification and will focus on the previous:
Neoclassic / Empire style is a European style of the early seventeenth century, inspired by the classic design. Arose from the desire to counterbalance the Baroque and Roccoco opulence, while maintaining the elegance of these styles, neoclassical style was mainly adopted by Americans. Hence the Greek motifs came to decorate the walls of American neoclassical houses. But even the French have embraced this style and have managed to put its imprint within Neoclassicism developing a standalone trademark called the Empire style. Neoclassical furniture has a variety of geometric shapes with curved and arched lines. The pieces of furniture, such as sofas or chairs, are carefully finished and give the feeling of interiors worthy of a royal court.
The color palette is characterized by the use of soft tones, most often inspired by nature. For example, very pale tones of green and yellow are in contrast with the white or lighter gray. As time went on, into the neoclassic range of colors and stronger shades have been brought to the fore by Louis XVI, such as blue tinted shades of purple, electric yellow or rusty.
Urban Style - urban interiors are fitted with non-traditional materials, often including objects that are rather used in an industrial sense. Urban style requires the use of galvanized steel, concrete floors, metals, exposed beams and unfinished surfaces to create a distinctly modern, bohemian aspect. The style is functional (in terms of household), the objects are often randomly included in urban interiors to create an industrial atmosphere.
Victorian - Victorian decorating means overabundance and luxury that is seen in the decoration of the Victorian houses appears to regain its popularity in the 21st century. Victorian design is almost the opposite of minimalism, is based on an excessive amount of ornate and flamboyant decoration, and in terms of accessories, the motto is “the more, the better”.
Regarding the Gothic style, many specialists wonder if it still is popular in the XXI century. It might seem surprising that an important decorative style very trendy the Middle Ages can still be popular today, but Gothic has a great number of devoted admirers even now. The most commonly used element are the large windows covered by curtains to shade the interior and suggest mystery.
Georgian style was adopted from the Greek-Roman style, but has been enriched with Chinese motifs. Georgian interior style is characterized by soft furnishings with elaborately carved legs, broken gables,, carvings and gold. Often the fireplace is placed in the center of the room.
For a vibrant, temperamental, colorful and unique scenery in your home, you might opt for Mexican / Hispanic interior decoration style. Using colored ceramic tiles, combined with spicy colors such as red and cobalt blue you will create a cozy look in any home.
Asian style - Although different decorative styles come from the largest continent in the world, the Asian interior design style was largely influenced by Chinese and Japanese culture. If your life is hectic and you want a style that promotes inner peace, this Oriental approach can be the one for you. Asian style bears a strong emphasis on peace and order.
Eclectic Style. Do you already have a number of objects and pieces of furniture that you love, but do not fit into a coherent design style? Individual objects with a particular charm placed in a harmonious mix can create an interesting ambience.
If you are looking for elegant and exotic decorations for your home, you should take into account the elements of a mysterious type of elegance found in Moroccan style décor. Moroccan style can be seen as a captivating oasis and is now fashionable in the United States.
Rustic Style is a trend that is characterized by an interior design which emphasizes on unrefined, natural elements, creating a comfortable ambience. This style is particularly suited for rural areas, forests, because the scenery is inspired by nature.
Let’s go Retro! Every few decades old patterns seem to make a comeback, but with a modern twist. This is referred to as a retro style, and style is an eclectic mix of old and new forms, last decade materials and finishes. Classic items are often used. But they can be difficult to recognize.
African style. When you think of Africa, there may be several different types of scenery that come to mind. One is the traditional decorative theme, the African-American culture, the saris and turbans have their place.
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