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Choosing the ideal style for your homes that resonates with you, is a daunting task! There is a sea of options and they keep adding more, year by year. But amongst them all, there’s the ‘one’ that captures your essence the most.
Knowing more about every style's details can help you choose which one you’re drawn towards. In addition to studying popular interior design styles on the internet, you also need to look into your taste and what aligns with the functionality of the house.
To make your process simpler we made an easy selection list of the top 10 house design styles.
It's safe to say that Art Deco screams timelessness and modernity. It was at its peak during the 1920-1940s. Artists experimented with this style through their designs, paintings, furniture elements and products. Using this style today can bring all of the glitz and glam of the roaring '20s to your new-age home.
Talati & Partners for one of their projects in Mumbai for a luxury workspace resonates with the modern art deco aesthetic with hints of maximalism.
This bachelor pad in Mumbai by Anushka Contractor transformed the interior with electric hues of blue and yellow that bring a pop of colour. Elements that are native to Art Deco like lighting fixtures and wooden tiles are also visible through the theme while maintaining a minimal aesthetics.
If you are looking for classic interior design styles, your search ends here! With this, your home gets the timeless appeal with a touch of earthiness. Traditional interior design is focused on creating a rich, warm, and comfortable atmosphere. Many designers are now going for classic styles that tell the tales from the past.
Kochi house by Rahul Menon of Studio Tab shows the perfect example of traditional design by using the ancient terracotta tiles for flooring, old woodwork, jute, gable roof and a warm colour theme to help regulate the temperature.
A similar concept of traditional interior design style has inspired Vikram Goyal's holiday home in Goa by designers Vikram Goyal and Tallulah D'Silva.
The oomph design surrounds itself with a rugged palate with the use of local materials like laterite, china stone and terracotta. The concept of laterite bricks having a rough appearance seamlessly blends the traditional interior with the exterior architecture.
The primary focus of the minimalist interior design style is to keep things as simple and utilitarian as possible. With a pared-back aesthetics, a minimalist decor takes away the unnecessary embellishments.
From a sleek and clean aesthetics to a limited and subtle colour palette followed by simplified silhouettes; this style celebrates simplicity in design. This workspace in Pune by Kshiti Shah of KSD Studio is a reflection of minimalism that is easy on the eyes and yet optimizes its functionality.
This bachelor pad by MuseLAB follows a similar framework with an open plan and a thorough minimal route; from its elements to the materiality.
The trend began in the 19th century, in France, the early pioneers of bohemians were artists, writers, performers, and travelers who understood the value of creativity. This style is loved by the ones who are looking for different interior design styles to mix and match.
While there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to Bohemian interior design style, warm earthy colors, metallics, and jewel tones are popular. This style is distinguished by its use of color combinations and layering, this project by weespaces features a faded textured rug, kilim-textured pillows on the couch, raw wood, and baskets to give this 2000 sq. ft apartment in Bhartiya City a boho vibe.
Coastal designs are one of the best interior design styles in Vogue right now, everything from the serene color palette to the materials conceptualized is inspired by the natural surroundings of a sea.
You can opt for seaside features and hues that lend a relaxing mood created by the sand, wood, rope, shells, and sunlight.
You can take some inspiration from this home on Balboa Island by interior designer Anne Michaelsen where the space gives the feeling of a sun-kissed breeze and relaxation indoors, offering wood tones with coral, shells, and fish motifs.
The farmhouse interior design style has significant importance in history, dating back to the early settlers. They are about utility and optimizing readily available resources like wood, iron, and steel to curate a home decor. The easiest material to come by was timber, making it relevant during that time. This intent is merged with the need to create a space that symbolizes harmony.
The project in Portola Valley in California by Mark D. Sikes hints at vintage rugs and rustic wood accents through this kitchen design. Architect Amanda Levete’s Uruguayan home, where this leather accent pendant light is combined with a railroad track ceiling beam, is the epitome of a farmhouse-style home.
The modern-contemporary interior design style is relaxing and serene, with more concentration on architectural aspects, details, dramatic scales and proportion, and a subtle color palette to create a comfortable atmosphere.
To have a perfectly balanced modern contemporary interior, simplicity and texture are essential like the Thomson’s Casa by Caletal Developers, where the project is defined by the amalgamation of materials organically.
The interiors of the Beverly Hills house show the contemporary design that is conceptualized by Boehm Design Assoc. The subtle colour of the living room becomes the perfect backdrop for mid-century chairs by Mies van der Rohe.
Anyone who’s looking for classic interior design styles that promote the use of recycled and an environmentally beneficial approach, this is it!
Industrial style refers to the lofty appearance of warehouses, factories, and other industrial facilities. This indicates hidden features become deliberate design choices, and the space is consciously designed around them. You can start this by using bare bricks, metals, wood, and recycled materials.
With the metal chairs with a wooden table, pipes and ducts that are visible, and stainless steel for the fireplace, are all combined for industrial features.
Maximalism is an eccentric interior design style, it transcends towards a bold take on design with a merge of several elements, colors, textures and patterns that come together. This private wine cellar by Talati & Partners with its bold texture, finishes, colors, accents, artworks and dynamic lighting elements; creates a luxurious space.
Krsnaa Mehta’s art-filled house is another such example, with its chic yet eclectic aesthetic that draws inspiration from Mughal gardens and tea shop decors. The bold colors cover every inch of the space.
It's no surprise that Scandinavian is in favor of trending interior design styles, it features a mix of textures, natural materials like wood, contrasts, and soft hues to create a sleek, modern look. The Scandinavian design emphasizes a light, airy feel with plenty of room to walk around and breathe.
More importance is given to clean lines and white space to generate a sense of tranquility. Furthermore, a connection to nature is typically reflected in this interior design style. Get some insights from MuseLAB’s South Mumbai apartment design that expresses a "spirited yet relaxing" color scheme to counteract the simplicity associated with Scandinavian interior design.
At first, all these interior design styles might seem like “a lot to design” but it becomes easier when you understand what interior design style favors your taste the most, start with baby steps!
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