Have you ever wondered what interior design would best fit your home? Well I have good news for you. Here are some interior designs that you might be interested in.
“…in its simplest terms, modern interior design refers to the reflection of the modern art movement on the interiors of the home.” –Beth Asaff, Kitchen and Bathroom Designer
As simple as it looks, Modern Design is not easy to define definitively. Most People will automatically think that when they see the word MODERN, it will refer to the age of the design. But Interior Modern Design means that the design was influenced by modern art (preferably between the mid-1900s). Beth mentioned in her blog that “Modern design is part of the larger movement of Modernism.” With regards to that, the modern art movement preceded the trends of modern design. In painting, modernism began with the impressionists and others who used abstraction in their work.
Clues of Modern Design:
Modern design uses geometric shapes, including rigid squares and rectangles along with smooth, even curves. Perfect circles and ovals are also common in modern interior design.
Wood and plastic are common, though designers often paint over wood with an opaque finish to cover the natural grain pattern. Some designers do use natural wood as an organic contrast to more artificial shapes and materials. Glossy metals, such as stainless steel, are among the signature materials in modern interior spaces. The metal may be used for anything from the legs of a chair to the body of a lamp. Modern interior designers also make use of glass and plastic for their smooth, even surfaces.
“…contemporary interior design means it is having an area that is clean, has décor that is well-defined, has unique textures, a space that is uncluttered, and is painted in cool colors.”–Impressive Interior Design
Contemporary Interior Design refers to a very current design. Consider it as the most adaptable kind of interior design. It is based on the Now era. When compared to the designs from the early 2000s, the designs from then would already be considered as vintage. This is because contemporary design 5-10 years from now will be more different compared to today. Contemporary Interior design is distinguished based on the availability of the most current materials/pieces used.
Clues of Contemporary Design:
- Neutral, masculine color palette
The overall effect is more muted, mature and masculine. Feminine elements don’t seem to fit in this kind of design.
- Sleek, clean lines
The simplicity and cleanliness gives away it contemporary motif. It is well grounded and nothing will feel over the top. In place of those super decorative items is a low, simple sofa.
It also consists of:
- Colorful and/or oversized art
- Clever storage solutions
- Tailored, or nonexistent, skirts
“Simplicity and function are the guiding principles that have shaped the design sensibilities of Nordic Europe, resulting in spaces suffused with light, airiness, serenity and a feeling of oneness with nature.”-Impressive Interior Design
Scandinavian style is a mixture of the right amount of light and color. It is the convergence of functionality and shape. It often intermixes old and new with a little bit of irony and it is inviting as it should be functional. It is the adding of uncommon pieces that puts together a room that is not just for your eyes only, but can really be lived at.
Details are important but don’t overlook the basics. The Scandinavian Interior Design is meant to be lived in. Simplicity is truly beauty with regards to this design. It is very casual and understated. There’s functionality in the furniture along with some interesting lines, many of which have a sculptural influence.
Clues of Scandinavian Design:
- All white color palettes
- Form pressed wood,
- Bright plastics,
- Enameled aluminum,
- Wide plank flooring
- Natural lighting
- Fewer Accessories
- Functional furniture