7 Active Interior Design Styles of 2019
Interior Design Styles come and go every year and keep on changing from time to time. Though things might look the same in two different styles but one should be aware of what is the difference between a modern and a contemporary style of interior design.
In this blog we will be discussing about the 7 most active Interior Design Styles of 2019 and what sets each one different from the other.
Modern style of interior design comes out from the needs of its users and so “form follows function” is one of the most important fundamental principles of this style of design. It is defined by clear lines and clutter free environments. But that does not mean it compromises on the comfort factor. It is an approach of design which is not limited to its own style but influences other styles also. Colors, textures and materials which have an eye soothing effect and does not create drama is an inherent character of this style of design. Linear and flat forms define this form of design.
Contemporary design and modern design have often been confused to be the same for ages. But there are some features that do define each style, other than the fact that they do have a lot in common. Contemporary means living in the present or at the moment. That is the reason why it borrows elements from other styles of design. Contemporary design is simple, subtle and sophisticated. Contemporary design nowadays focuses on curved lines, neutral color palettes and focus on minimalism.
Mid Century Modern
Mid Century Modern is a very popular and well accepted style of interior design. Mid century modern design can be considered to be a bridge between maximalism and minimalism. The distinguishing features of this style of design are
- Emphasis on function
- Simple forms, both organic and geometric
- Minimal ornamentation
- A bridge between Traditional and Non Traditional elements
Eclectic in very simple words means a mixture of heterogeneous elements. Eclectic design is challenging and the perfect space is hard to achieve due to the use of elements which have disparity. But there are a few tricks to achieve it. Harmony is the most important design principle of Eclectic design. Maintaining harmony between different textures, periods, styles, trends, materials and colors is the key to good eclectic design.
The origin of Scandinavian design comes from Nordic countries, mainly Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This style of design tries to play with natural light. Like most other styles, the focus is on simplicity and functionalism. It is often perceived that Scandinavian style of design is famous for its use of natural materials such as leather, wood and hemp. Moreover its design is influenced by organic shapes, abstractions of elements and and use of natural elements. This style of design feels very warm and inviting due to its inherent characteristics.
Industrial design is about boldly displaying the building materials like concrete, metal and raw wood which we try to conceal in other styles of design.It has a raw feel to it as wood and metal are its dominant materials with use of neutral color palettes. Other than commercial spaces, this style of design is also used in a modern apartments nowadays. Stainless steel surfaces, metal light fixtures, vintage furniture, concrete textures surfaces with open layouts also define this style of design.
Asian Zen is a style of design which liberates peace, calmness and tranquility. It is a new concept in residential interiors. Creating the right experience of a Zen space has some ingredients. Low height seating arrangements is a unique feature of this style of design as it is influenced by Japanese culture. Big windows paves the way for an ample amount of natural light. Now let’s take a look at the do’s and don’ts of this style of design.
- Neutral and calm shades of color
- Natural Light
- Clutter free space
- Keeping the space free of digital gadgets
- Natural Materials and Textures
- Clean Lines