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A Look at Comparing Different Interior Design Styles

By Edited Mar 5, 2016 0 0

Endless varieties of interior design styles continually evolve as designers discover nuances and variations to keep things fresh. New trends are spun off established traditions to create new styles. Older ones are tweaked and re-invented. A wide selection of decorative potential is constantly being created. While comparing different interior design styles, a wide selection works best to arrange the prefect combination to suit your personality and lifestyle.

Traditional
In general, traditional style combines 2 main historical periods that include Roman/Greek décor and 18th century European antiques. English antiques often focus on Louis XV and Georgian styles. These are evident in richly jeweled tones, colorful majolica, richly colored porcelain and fringed lampshades. Garden florals with hand painted European motifs have also become quite popular.

Contemporary
Once mistaken for cold and minimalist, contemporary styles are actually quite comfortable and welcoming. They embrace simplicity, avoiding clutter while embracing modern approaches to style at the same time. This style fundamentally focuses on sophisticated subtlety, clean lines and textures. Color, space and shape remain sleek and fresh with minimalistic décor that can be quite soothing. Focus colors include blacks, whites and neutrals, using bright bold colors to add a touch of dimension.

Rustic
Relaxingly comfortable, rustic suggests all the charm of the great outdoors with a simplicity that goes back to the Earth. Rustic styles create the appeal of a fishing lodge deep in the forest. Important features of the palate are color and texture. Natural, neutral earth tones convey a hint of the natural, particularly in the naturally occurring shades in the weathered construction of timber and stone. Texture is essential, using woods that are roughly natural, making imperfection an art. Perhaps this is why it is often used in La Jolla furniture.

Retro
Cool and sleek, retro tips its hat to the past in the art of the unexpected. Rather than being outdated and old, retro takes the best of previous styles to create a modern approach. With a hint of wit, retro puts a spin on the past with a touch of the imagination. Timeless combinations of checkerboards are quite popular, as well as polished chrome, rounded corners, and red and white motifs reminiscent of a Coke advertisement. Funky designs of the 60s and 70s may evoke the imagination with a modern twist. Retro reinvents the past.

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