There are so many interior styles and everyone can get lost when choosing any. Already in the very names and directions of the styles we find a lot of confusion. Losing its initial meaning, the styles began to tweak, new and new directions are starting to emerge. And they all have a nice and catchy name.
Postmodernism, minimalism, country, ethnic style, high tech, safari, kitsch, Alpine or English homestead style, not to mention the classics, which at this moment have many options – contemporary designers and their customers are faced with all of his.
Style and stylishness
In today’s world, it is virtually impossible to define any style and maintain it. Therefore, the main task of creating an interior is not to try to repeat someone’s style already created, but to create a certain stylization while maintaining the main direction you are interested in.
You do not create your interior strictly repeating the already created interiors of a certain style, with the same materials and colors. This, on the one hand, is completely uninteresting, since the result will be just a copy. In addition, the search for specific materials in the modern sea of the choices may be difficult.
Thinking about design, it’s better to create something personal, unique, something your own, in keeping with the common stylistic direction, close to your heart and taste. At the same time, modern materials and original accessories can be used to strive for elements and common motives to reach the senses that you personally perceive to suit your chosen style.
The most important concept of modern architecture and design gradually becomes not a style, but “stylishness” – the uniqueness and peculiarity of the interior. This words play accurately reflects contemporary trends. The interior is valued first of all in terms of how elements fit, whether the composition is seamless or internal logic is felt. And after that all this painting is pushed to the nearest style. Yes, when designing your interior, you need to start not from a certain style, but from a common image, combining it with yourself and your home.
How to do this?
First you need to get ready. As a painter, before designing his artwork, he studies classics, as well as an architect-designer, and you personally, before thinking about the nuances of your interior, you must first decide on a common direction that is close to you and interesting. For this, you need to look around as much as possible, explore photography in magazines or promotional booklets, examine the smallest details, and do not exclude any unpleasant interiors, according to the phrase “It’s not for my pocket” or “look cheap”.
If you liked the idea or any element of the interior, you need to remember it, put it in your head and then, to create your style, come back to it, critically evaluate and adapt to your interior. And, of course, any style consists of several basic components.
First of all, the sense of the colors comes from the colors harmony. Analyze the material you collected from the point of view to the colors gamma. It’s likely that you will notice certain regularity in your notes. Different variants of the classical interior characterized by light tones with a certain color: light green, light blue and yellow, be sure to emphasize the white color.
Japanese minimalist-style interiors are characterized by more natural, ecological tones, all shades of brown color, gray. Take a look at the patterns found and critically get to know them, since you decide now what the basis of your future interior will be. Pay attention not only to the combination of colors, but also to the contrasts. The classics are characterized by gentle combinations, and in the Japanese style they are brighter, more contrasting shapes.
You will probably find in your notebooks the commons about the shape of the furniture, the niches, and the accessories. Each style and direction is characterized by common shapes or even elements used. For example, in an English style, such an element is decorative wood. A huge library is available here, where books are located on luxurious wooden shelves.
On the contrary, the high-tech style is characterized by the abandonment of “unnecessary” elements. Smooth surfaces without additional drawings and reliefs are matched according to the difference of materials, not according to their decor. If you need to find a local library in such an interior, it’s likely to be hidden behind a closed door.
Light’s solutions also vary in style. The modern lighting market offers a huge variety of options – ceiling lights mounted on the walls, hidden … From all these varieties you will need to choose exactly those that will fit the chosen style and complement your interior. For example, light sources are more likely be hidden in minimalism.
And for the rich classical-style interiors, you can offer a luxurious chandelier in the middle of the room. Do not forget the shape of the lights. In some styles, luminaries are a very important element. For example, the famous Chinese lamps. Even one of them will give the room a recognizable color.
Curtains, covers, pillows and blankets create the image of the room no less than the tapestry and furniture. When choosing them, one must take into account the smallest details – the color gamut, the drawing and the texture. For example, in the safari style, leather and fur elements with animal drawings will be very useful. However, they will be totally illogical for the ethnic-style interior, where it is necessary to use patterns that are in line with national motifs.
Finally, of course, you and only you decide how your interior looks. And if you build it, you will be guided not only by your understanding of comfort, cost and practicality, but also by critically looking at the selection of your interior elements according to the style and compatibility that will make your apartment not just a comfortable living space but also a coherent complete picture, artwork reflecting your inner world.