There are many criteria for classifying interior design styles, but globally they can be divided into 3 groups:
- Modern interior design
- Classic interior design
- Ethnic interior design
This separation makes it possible to formulate a good rule: never mix styles from different directions. It certainly has exceptions, but they are rare and complex, so in most cases this rule is relevant.
My recommendation is to choose a design style among modern styles. The goal is to get a stylish and functional interior, not “expensive” or luxurious.
All modern trends are well mixed with each other, and the boundaries between them are very conditional. This allows us to combine the attributes of different styles and make a truly unique design.
Minimalism interior design
Pure minimalism is rarely used in the interior. Although visually it is an ideal style for small rooms, in practice it does not reach the functionality.
But minimalism is the Foundation for other modern styles. That’s why he goes first.
That is, the basic finishing of almost all current interior styles is done as in minimalism, and then the decor, furniture, and light are designed in other directions.
The walls are white paint. Floor-parquet or laminate. The ceiling is smooth white, often without any lamps at all.
Silhouettes of Cabinet furniture with right angles, without smooth lines and curves, decorations and decors are completely excluded. Smooth lines due to upholstered furniture. Large storage cabinets are either built-in or made to the ceiling and in the color of the walls.
The style does not accept the presence of accessories that serve only for beauty. Each item in the interior must perform a certain function, otherwise, it does not belong here. Modern unobtrusive paintings (usual abstraction) can be used as decorations.
Scandinavian interior design
My subjective opinion is the best, most relevant, problem-free, risk-free, and bold in the ratio of beauty/functionality interior style.
Scandinavian style is similar to minimalism but has a large variation in colors and materials. The basis of the style is white, simplicity, light wood, unsaturated (dirty) accent colors. Although it belongs to modern trends, some items may be in a retro style.
In contrast to minimalism, it allows a large number of inexpensive accessories with a history and a lot of textiles. Most people find the most comfortable design style.
loft interior design
Initially, the loft-style required large areas and large windows, high ceilings, and lots of free space. Now the boundaries are blurred and many understand this style in different ways.
General features of this style: no need for perfect surfaces, natural materials, natural colors, unique and bright accent items, the cult of concrete, deliberate carelessness, brickwork, brutality, highlighted beams, and columns.
Now the loft is a modern style, where technical solutions are not masked but are raised to the absolute and put on display.
Rough surfaces are still treated a little (at least primed) so that there is no dust and dirt. Ideally, all these surfaces should be highlighted with separate light sources: because of the heterogeneous texture, they all look great underside lighting.
The loft is beautiful for its creativity: you can use any furniture, any accessories, including homemade ones. And it will look organic and relevant. You can’t tell it from the grunge style.
Accessories are unique, which came from the past, but processed to a modern motif: an old box or chest, a rare bath, an old ship’s searchlight repainted in red, etc. Or Vice versa, ultramodern.
High-tech interior design
In the first place in high-tech style — modern, complex, and expensive appliances and lamps. Accessories and decor are almost absent. Their role is played by numerous light sources and all other objects. In high-tech, you can’t save on anything: even a simple door or radiator will spoil the whole picture. Hi-tech is the most expensive of modern styles.
The finish is either standard minimalistic or futuristic with lots of smooth lines and avoiding corners. In the latter case, it is practically uninhabitable.
The unique design of your apartment, house, store, restaurant, the office of any complexity.
An eclectic style where the broken rule on the inadmissibility of mixing modern and classic styles. Glamour, high cost, deliberate chic, and very bold combinations of colors, shapes, and eras. A complex style that has almost no restrictions.
Pop art interior design
Pop art is a bright defiant style, where any format of references to the mass culture of a certain era is used as a decoration. An abundance of bright saturated, and sometimes acidic shades. A lot of accessories, patterns, posters, drawings.
Most often done in the subject of movies or music. One of the most common wall decorations in the style of pop art-vinyl records. Other attributes of the musical culture of the ’80s are also in price.
Pop art furniture attracts attention with its uniqueness. Bright accessories and decorative compositions, posters, Souvenirs, and equipment as design elements.
Boho Style interior design
It was born in France as a desire to cheaply decorate and adjust the living space with design elements, rather than finishing. A lot of bright-colored things with a history bought at flea markets, which serve as decor. The finish is simple and cheap. A good option for registration of temporary housing, but not as the main style for a full-fledged repair.
Kitsch style interior design
Kitsch is an extravagant style that denies classical art. Modern interiors in this style destroy all stereotypes about design.
The main features of kitsch are a combination of incongruous shades, a variety of accessories from different cultures, mixing of details inherent in opposite styles, and deliberate emphasis on the” inauthenticity ” of classic items.
True kitsch has a certain glamour, which is emphasized by accessories that deliberately resemble the classics. These are curtains and Drapes made of simple fabric, artificial fountains. For finishing materials, imitations are also used — foam columns, “wooden” cabinets made of plastic, or laminate that imitates marble.
The riskiest interior style-I strongly do not recommend it.