Who does not love fashion? To an extent, we all do! Some just explicitly love it more than others. After all, the clothes you have on right now is a representation of who you are. You consciously picked out your outfit to send out a specific statement or to better express who you are. This carries over to real-estate.
How you choose to design a place says much about you! Someone in Singapore might have a different taste compared to someone in the UK, and working with an interior design company may just be the answer to finding what your taste is.
Have no idea what kind of interior design styles there are? Well, here’s a quick rundown:
The modern interior style is all the rave since the rise of the minimalist way of living. In a typical “modern” home, the colours would be composed mostly of neutral tones (i.e., black, white, and grey) with splashes of vibrant colours to add contrast. Being clutter-free gives it a clean vibe. In terms of personalising this style, you may opt to display art rather than ornaments. Its furniture opts for those with polished and smooth surfaces such as velvet, glass, or metal. Technologically advanced cities, such as Singapore, often use this style.
This term may vary depending on where you live, but generally, the standard for interior design is greatly influenced by Europe. The traditional style incorporates European decor into your home that almost allows you to travel back in time. You’d like to invest in antiques to give a personal touch to it. The mouldings and the wood panels tend to be intricate in its design. When it comes to colour, it tends to be neutral, but you may choose to add in pieces that would deviate from the colour scheme.
If the modern and the traditional were to have a baby, it would be the transitional style. It aims to create a mixture of the two styles through getting different elements from both that would complement each other. This style borrows from the modern in choosing art pieces over accessorising, as well as the clutter-free ambience. Its neutral shade comes from its traditional influence. It utilises different elements to create texture (i.e., a steel coffee table on a wooden floor or rattan basket beside a glass desk).
The industrial style is very particular and would be hard to confuse with another style. It was born in the ’90s when cities from North America flipped manufacturing facilities and warehouses into residential condominiums and apartments. This style is characterised by its the raw, unpolished brick wall finish matched with exposed pipes above them. The colour palette mixes rustic, greys, and neutrals to complement the warm brick walls. Antiques give the room its old life back putting you further back in time. The flooring also tends to be concrete rather than wood.
This style sets itself apart through its various ornaments and its structure that is composed of columns and arches. It gives off a warm natural ambience because of the earthly tones used in its colour palette. The material used tends to pair bricks and tiles that would be matched with large furniture underneath its tall ceilings.
There are a lot more styles – maybe even ones that don’t have a proper name yet because of how personalised it is. An interior design company should help you get the job done. So don’t be afraid, get a little crazy, get a bit creative.