They say “an englishman’s home is his castle“, but how many challenges we may face while picking an interior design style that not only do we like, but also is consistent with the architectural structure of our house? Yes, sometimes choosing an interior design style that resembles that dream house we saw once on a magazine might be more difficult than expected.
However, there is one starting point, one specific guideline that we must follow when starting to decorate our home: our personality. Over the last few years, a myriads of new design stylings and furniture trends have come to light with the specific aim of satisfying all tastes and needs.
Eclectic, Scandinavian, classic-modern, vintage, these are just some of the variety of styles that nowadays are widespread and imitated all over the world. Here’s a list of 4 interior design styles with distinctive and iconic elements that more and more fans and Design Lovers do love and identify themselves with.
The eclectic style was born during the Nineteenth century when artisans started to give more refined shapes to pieces of furniture and complements, so that products would not only be functional, but also original and with a precise aesthetic taste. If this style sounds interesting for you, maybe it is because it is the most creative and free among the others. The eclectic style, in fact, is characterized by vivid colors, the merge between old and modern furniture, from plastic chairs as La Marie by Kartell, to design tables as La Rotonda by Cassina, steel, plexiglass and vintage items dating back to the 70s and 80s.
The Scandinavian style stands out for the pure and essential shapes, for the harmony between functionality and aesthetics. Arne Jacobsen, famous author of the Egg Chair and Ant Chair for Fritz Hansen and father of the renaissance of design and Northern European architecture, believed in a functionalism with smooth shapes. Wood, wool, traditional manufacturing and hand-made details, linear shapes, light nuances, shiny surfaces and sharp contrasts. This is undeniably one of the most appreciated and desired interior design styles by Design Lovers, thanks to its minimalism and apparent simplicity.
This style is the perfect balance born by the union between classic pieces of furniture and contemporary details. The classic-modern style suits for a unique room with modern architectural details and materials combined with classic pieces of furniture, mainly in wood or leather, all recovered and redesigned in a new way. The famous Chester armchair by Poltrona Frau and the Tulip table by Knoll, are just few of the design icons ideal for people with a refined taste and for those who want to add a new twist to their home.
For lovers of iconic design dated between the 20s and 80s, the vintage style is a real time travel. Fans of this style do love to navigate through modern art furniture in order to catch unique pieces, under the collecting and restoring philosophy. After a constant and meticulous research in flea markets, fairs and online shops, vintage furniture, thanks to their shapes and warm colors, are able to break the monotony of contemporary design. Wood, marble, leather, velvet: a vintage style house stands out for color, originality and personality.
There are hundreds of interior design styles and tips we can adopt in order to give a new touch to our home. The common element among all these styles is given by the memorable design icons, which we can freely use to add balance and personality to any room.
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