Types Of Home Design Styles You Must Know
Today, we'll review some home design styles that are important for you - members of the sweet crib community - to get to know.
First of all, we are well aware that the literary material in this field is enormous, and it is possible to write a hundred books on any of the design styles mentioned below.
Our only intention in this article is to provide some general ideas that may Stimulate you and, as a result, make you want to enrich your knowledge on the subject.
As always, later in the article, there will be a refreshing infographic presentation and a video summarizing its content for you.
'Types Of Home Design Styles You Must Know.'
1. Modern Style.
First, we must emphasize there is no essential correlation between a modern and contemporary design style, contrary to the misconception that usually occurs due to semantic misunderstanding. While the concept has apparent similarities, these are two different styles.
The 'Contemporary Design' focuses on the dominant styles relevant to modern times, while 'Modern Design' refers to the elements we will explain below.
So what is, then, is the 'modern design style?'
The prevailing assumption is this style's roots come from the early 1920s (to the 1950s) of the last century.
The modern design movement originates mainly from Scandinavian cultural sources, which have sanctified the principle of simplicity.
You will not find any architecture or vague decoration in this style. On the contrary, everything will be straightforward and functional.
The guiding principle is that every object and space should be designed to express its functionality and purpose.
Suppose you like simple, uncluttered spaces with clean lines and a lack of fussiness. In that case, you probably have a fondness (even if you did not know) for this one more than the other existing types of home design styles.
Another important principle is emphasizing horizontal and vertical lines with fewer curves.
Also, guidelines like - increased affection for "Natural" elements, such as natural light, and exclusive use of raw materials such as wood (unpainted) and copper, along with genuine leather and fibers, etc. - are the cornerstones of this design style.
very simple and functional
By the way, the principles noted above are pretty similar to the 'Monochrome style.'
After all, 'Monochrome' means (in a nutshell) using a single shade of colors, so it naturally connects to the elements of modern design style.
You can read this exciting article to enrich your knowledge on the subject.
In conclusion, if we were required to formulate the modern style in one famous sentence, it would probably be:
"Keep it simple (and natural)."
2. Country Style.
If you are interested in warm and cozy feelings - the 'Country design style' is the one for you.
The prevailing belief is this style originates from old homeowners who used accessible materials within their reach. And when you can not use pompous raw material, you use whatever you can get your hands on. In most cases, it will be natural raw materials you have been able to find easily.
The country's design style tends to be based on existing natural resources/ materials in their basic configuration and manual processing performed primarily by artisans and experts.
In contrast to the 'Modern style' we expanded on above, which idealizes the use of raw material as is, the Country style is not "ashamed" to develop and take the natural raw materials one step ahead straight towards perfection and progress.
In a non-specific way, the primary materials used in the Country design are different and dark types of wood, natural stone, natural iron profiles, and ornate and rough textiles.
You can add color types like cream, beige, subtle shades of brown, and a decorative combination of red, yellow, green, and a variety of more dominant metals like copper.
A warm feeling of coziness
Country design is mainly expressed in its inviting and embracing look. Imagine for a moment a lovely grandmother on a rocking chair in a quiet, happy prairie in Texas, knitting a sweater for her granddaughter.
We have to admit that this one is one of our favorites among the existing types of home design styles out there.
Sucker for some grandma love.
Can't help it...
3. Retro and Vintage.
How lucky you are, members of our sweet community, for our Sweet Blog already contains an excellent article concerning this specific topic.
Retro adds sophistication and beauty
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4. Minimalist Design Style.
The essence of this one is already well-known to some of you to a certain extent, even intuitively, just from hearing its name.
The most important principle of this style lies in its motto - "Less is more." (This sentence was minted in the 1930s by the architect Ms. van der Rohe).
Similar to the modern design style, simplicity occupies a central role here - No unnecessary elements and, of course, only a few colors.
In a nutshell, the main characteristics of the Minimalist style are clean lines, monochromatic colors, open spaces with lots of natural light coming in, and a focus on purpose-built furniture only, which will, of course, create more free space.
The minimalist style strives to create an organized living environment that is very convenient to arrange and clean. Every element has a clear and defined place - logical, intelligent, and efficient.
With that being said, it's essential to be alert for 'dangerous' scenarios when 'Minimalism' takes us to the wrong places - Places of boredom, emptiness, and a complete lack of personality.
"Less is more" - true. But "Less" does not mean complete emptiness. Since, as mentioned, the line between Minimalism and emptiness is fragile. Therefore, one should pay close attention to this principle, and if you are interested in this style, ensure to give the reins to a qualified professional in this field so you won't get lost.
It is also important to note that despite the similarity mentioned above between 'Minimalist' and 'Modern,' it does not mean there is a perfect match between them and they are identical - Because they are not.
It is indeed true that just like Modern design, Minimalism embraces clean lines, neutral colors, functional furniture, and non-artificial lighting. But at the same time, where modern design allows for more spontaneous decoration, minimalist style only uses items that try to achieve a particular goal. More functionality, you may call it.
Less is more
Check out this great Pinterest page, and you will see more examples related to the Minimalist design style.
By the way, Minimalism has been gaining more and more popularity recently among all the home design styles.
We hope this article - 'Types Of Home Design Styles You Must Know' - has helped you better understand the existing home design styles. And if you have any more questions on the matter, please feel free to reach out.
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