Our journey among decoration styles continues. Today we will mention a few more; the interesting part is that, some of them resemble each other, however there are a few clear distinct features that make the difference.
Vintage Style.Vintage interior design is all about creating a sense of charm and history through old eclectic pieces. By adding antiques, collectibles, flea market finds, and estate sale items you can develop a vintage atmosphere. Vintage interior design is about embracing the things of the past and enjoying them just as they are by repairing or refinishing them. Excellent places for sourcing vintage finds include flea markets, estate sales, salvage shops, consignment shops, and antique stores.
Tuscan interior design draws its inspirations from old rustic villages in Italy. Tuscan interiors feature a rustic, sun-baked look characterized by stone patios; sturdy furnishings with elegant iron accents; terra-cotta tiles; textured wall finishes; elegant, detailed murals and trompe l’oeil designs. Colors: The rustic Tuscan interior design color palette leans heavily on earthy, unpretentious hues evocative of a Tuscan hillside. Floors: Terra-cotta tiles, stone with mosaic inlay and worn wood covered with antique rugs are ways to bring a Tuscan look down to the floor. Wrought-iron accessories such as candle sconces and light fixtures can reinforce the rustic theme. Other appropriate accessories include painted ceramic objects and tile to bring color and vitality to the design. Rough plaster walls often meet a rustic beamed ceiling. Windows are simple and left bare to take advantage of unfiltered natural light in Tuscan interior design.
It is somewhat similar to Spanish and Rustic styles.
Shaker Interior Style. Shakers are a religious sect that originated in England in the 1700’s. Today they are mostly known for their cultural contributions (especially their style of music and furniture) and communal lifestyle which is reflected in Shaker interior design. Since Shakers believed in simplicity, communal living and common ownership, every object in the home should be devoid of decoration; therefore, interiors are rustic and raw. Color: A neutral color palette is key. Stick to muted tones like oatmeal, off white, grays, and light browns. Bright and bold colors generally do not work with Shaker interior design elements. Floors: Bare untreated wood floors work best. Walls: Should be bare and muted to stay in line with Shaker interior design, accented by Shaker-style wooden cabinets. Furniture: Should be bare, cherry or maple wood with no padding. Choose simple designs like ladder-backed chairs. Fabrics: Go for natural materials like wool, cotton, and silk for your window treatments or throws.
Shabby Chic interior design presents a soft, feminine feel that differentiates this look from other vintage styles. It is a uniquely romantic way of decorating that first originated in the 1980’s in the United Kingdom. Shabby Chic interior design consists of furnishings that are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear, or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style decor, often with an affected feel is emphasized to differentiate it from genuine period decor. Furniture: Shabby Chic furnishings show signs of wear and distressed, time-worn and painted layers. Fabrics: Fabrics tend to be cottons and old French linens. Whites and pastels are favorite colors. Decor: Popular decor items are pillows made of vintage fabrics, vintage linens, chenille bedspreads, vintage chandeliers, and anything with roses on it.
It has many common elements with Vintage and French Country.
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