As interesting as it sounds, interior design gives us many different style options to choose from. It’s really essential to get to know all of them and their differences so that you are able to pick the most suitable one for your space. Let’s discuss the most popular ones here.

  1. Modern

Clean, straight and crisp lines, a color palette containing basic simple colors and materials like metal, glass and steel are some of the basic modern design characteristics.

Modern design is simple, sleek and clean in every element whether it be in colors or materials or even furniture. The layout is simple and cluster free without too many accessories.

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  1. Contemporary

Contemporary design is a design that includes the current or present design trends and that is based on the here and now.

One difference between modern and contemporary design style is that modern refers to a design that started in 20th Century, while contemporary doesn’t restrict itself to one particular design style. It is fluid and can include the current design styles of the industry.

While modern design is strictly based on straight lines, a contemporary design may include curves as well.

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  1. Minimalism

Minimalism is one of the most popular design styles that is being practiced by architects and interior designers today.  You might have heard about the famous saying “Less is more”.  Well, a minimalist design approach is also inspired by this famous saying.

A minimal design consists of features including a neutral and airy color palette, less or no ornaments and only few furniture that are actually important. So, basically, a minimal design can be described as a functional design having features that are light and simple and actually exist for a purpose. Furnishings are simple and streamlined without having extra décor or flamboyant in accessories or ambiance.

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  1. Industrial

As the name suggests, Industrial design is inspired by warehouse or an urban loft. It has a raw and unfinished sense to it and is beautiful like that, for example, an exposed brick, wood or ducts.  Colors are derived from primary materials of wood and metals, setting a neutral tone and a raw industrial ambiance where the imperfection of materials are adding a natural ambiance to set the theme.

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  1. Scandinavian

Known for a striking modern furniture, minimalist color palettes, cozy accents, a Scandinavian design makes a very appealing choice for the designers. It plays with natural light.

It belongs to the school of modernism, Scandinavian design is characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality, spaciousness, functional furniture, and bright whites, natural wood tones, folk style ornamentation and color washed furnishings and trims.

  1. Bohemian

Little rules and a carefree style- Bohemian is a popular style for not only home design but fashion too.  Globally inspired rugs, vintage furniture, display collections of accessories from one’s travel are some of the key characteristics of Bohemian design.

Floor pillows to a lazy comfortable seating, anything goes in Bohemian style, as long as you love it!

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