Because people now spend long hours at home, they may consider making changes to rooms so they will seem more attractive and appealing. Knowledge of what is practical for them and what composes various interior design styles and sets them apart permits people to choose the best design that will satisfy their ideas of visual harmony in rooms.
Modern/Mid-century Modern is the most popular style today. With an emphasis on function and visual simplicity, this style’s lines are geometrical, generating an orderly and neat appearance. The Minimalist style is efficient in its lines and use of colors in neutral tones, and it makes use of space with storage areas under the furniture seats.
Much like Modern in its simplicity, the Scandinavian style balances basic designs with touches of color and more rounded contours. There is also more texture to accents, creating a cozier atmosphere.
Industrial is an appropriate style for the single male, as it is both sturdy and functional in appearance. Often used in loft remodeling and warehouse conversions, this style allows unfinished brickwork and exposed steel and concrete. Furniture and décor are composed of heavy, industrial designs. Rust and brown complement the decor, but a couch or chair in an appropriate style with color can work as an appealing contrast.
Not dissimilar to Industrial and Modern, the Urban style has clean lines and simplicity on structural features, such as exposed ducting. Clean finishes to wood and some color and artistry in room-size rugs add more warmth to the rooms.
There is a warmth to the traditional 18th century English interiors with winged back chairs, claw-footed tables and other furniture in the embellished designs of French Country of American Colonial styles. Walls and drapes are simple in line and both pale and rich in color, and the wood is carved and dark.
This style may well be the perfect compromise for the couple who differ, one preferring traditional decor while the other prefers modern. Colors range from a dark taupe to vanilla or warm tan, creating a neutral background. Warmer color accents such as red or deep green in smaller areas can generate interest and warmth.