Types Of Home Design Styles You Must Know
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Today, we'll review some types of 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.
And 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 that, contrary to the misconception, which usually occurs due to semantic misunderstanding, there is no essential correlation between a modern and contemporary design style. 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 perception is that this style's roots come from the 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 in this style some architecture or vague decoration. 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 significant for this design style.
very simple and functional
By the way, the principles noted above are quite similar to the 'Monochrome style.'
After all, Monochrome means (in a nutshell) using a single shade of colors, so it naturally connects to the same elements of the 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 that this style originates from old homeowners who used materials within their reach. And when you can not use pompous raw material, you use whatever you can get your hands on, and in most cases, it will be natural raw materials that you have been able to easily find.
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 their field.
Contrast to the 'Modern style' we expanded on in the section above, which idealizes the use of the 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.
Here, you can find more great examples of the country's design style.
We have to be honest and admit that this one is one of our favorites from the existing types of home design styles.
We must be honest and admit that this one is one of our favorites from the existing home design styles.
Sucker for some grandma love.
Can't help it...
3. Retro and Vintage.
Retro adds sophistication and beauty
Do yourself a favor and check it out.
4. Minimalist Design Style.
The essence of this one is already well-known to some of you to a certain extent, even 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 also occupies a central role here - No unnecessary elements and, of course, only a few colors.
In a nutshell, the main characteristics of the Minimalist design 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, which is very convenient to arrange and clean. Every element has a clear and defined place - logical, intelligent, and efficient.
With that being said, it is essential to be aware of a situation where the principle of 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 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 the Minimalist and modern styles, it does not mean there is a perfect match between them and that they are identical. Because they are not.
It is indeed true that just like Modern design, Minimalist design 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 design 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, It can definitely be said that among all the home design styles, Minimalism is gaining more and more popularity recently.
We hope this article - 'Types Of Home Design Styles You Must Know' - has helped you better understand the existing home design styles.
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