Styles in decoration. What's yours?
We know that it is complicated to identify all decorative styles existing, especially because they are many and very diverse and also vary depending on the time and the different decorative trends of the moment.
Therefore, from CasasQInspire We have made our particular effort to tell you which are the most significant styles of the moment and these are the conclusions we have drawn. Ready to find your decoration style?
The decoration of classic style It is the synthesis of all those ideas and concepts that for centuries have been associated with the ideal of beauty during different historical epochs. Sometimes inspiring the aesthetics of classical cultures such as Greek or Roman, other times as a result of the evolution of traditions and customs in the field of interior decoration, the classic style decoration Its principles are balance, harmony and symmetry and it is especially recognized for creating luxurious and sophisticated environments, with a large number of pieces and ornaments, use of neutral colors and incorporation of antiques.
Nowadays it is very common to mix this style with the most current decorative trends, giving rise to spaces with a classic decoration renovated of current aesthetics but full of history and with a lot of personality and character.
On the other side is the Contemporary style, a very modern style, which results from the evolution of traditional styles, and which includes the most diverse and varied current trends in the field of decoration.
These environments are a reflection of the here and now, with pieces of simple and refined lines, in which bet by the mixture of materials and where the spaces are usually wide, diaphanous and very functional. In general, these are little recharged spaces, although they share qualities with the minimalist style They tend to be warmer and more welcoming.
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It is the country style, the one that predominates in rural environments and that pursues the creation of relaxed, warm and welcoming environments and with a close relationship with nature.
In them, the stone and terracotta in walls and floors they are the perfect frame for a furniture in wrought iron, wicker or untreated wood in combination with strong, rough and unrefined fabrics such as wool, sackcloth, etc. The predominant colors are the warm tones and you opt for an environment of informal and comfortable character that invites to the recollection and to the life in family or with friends.
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In this type of environment the absolute protagonist is the light that floods everything in its path to reveal spaces that evoke us, paradoxically, the warmness of the sun and freshness of the ocean. Whitewashed walls in white and tile or ceramic floors combined with brushstrokes in other fresher colors (usually with a bluish base) help to achieve that unmistakable sensation.
For decorative details you can not miss artisan elements made in clay, wicker, glass, etc, dried herbs, fresh flowers and everything that helps add texture to the spaces. In addition, great importance is given to exterior which are very vivid to the point of becoming a natural extension of the rest of the house.
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When we talk about ethnic style in fact we refer to any decorative style that reminds us of a distant and exotic culture. For this and how it can not be otherwise, is based on the incorporation of elements of one or more of them, resulting in environments with a wealth of influences and a clear inspiration travel and bohemian. Common elements are tropical woods, such as teak wood, ipé, wenge, sandalwood or ebony that are combined with other natural fibers, bamboo, wicker, rattan, etc. Patterns and decorative motifs in textiles usually pick up some tribal motif and do not skimp on art and original decorative pieces.
Within this style we can include all those inspired by concrete cultures such as those of Asian, South American, Arabic, African origin and even those with a marked dye colonial.
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Boho Chic style
We can consider it a light version of bohemian or hippie style, which combines the taste for color, vitality and eclecticism, with a touch of elegance and sophistication in a fusion that achieves much more subtle and ordered spaces.
To achieve this, the vintage furniture that are located in a space where textiles are the big players with carpets, cushions, blankets, etc. with geometric or floral prints in vivid and intense colors where they emphasize reds, yellows and oranges, but also blue, green and purple. It does not skimp on the use of accessories and they are also common embroidery, fringes and macramé as well as the use of plants in urban jungle plan.
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Shabby Chic Style
Inspired by the great victorian country houses of the bourgeoisie and the English upper class, this style emerged in Europe in the 19th century when middle class families began to buy these second-hand furniture, already used and worn, to combine them with the sober and austere design and architecture of their homes. In this way they achieved a combination of old and modern pieces, used and new, that over the years was acquiring an unmistakable identity to end up bearing his own name, the shabby chic style.
Considered a eminently romantic style, is characterized mainly by the use of white in combination with pastel shades, use of floral prints and of course, furniture and decorative accessories with a slight patina, whether real or fictitious, that reflects the passage of time.
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Nordic or Scandinavian style
If something is characterized by the interiors of Nordic style It is for your simplicity and functionality although they do not renounce the taste for design. Thus, it is possible that in these we only find what is just and necessary, but each one of the pieces is chosen with great delicacy and where it does not usually miss some modern design icon.
Normally equipped with simple furniture and straight lines, its great precursor is the Gustavian style, which is nurtured and which gives special importance to the use of woods in light and soft tones, that allow to reflect the greatest amount of light in the long and dark days of the Scandinavian winter, and for its inclination in the use of native woods like pine, birch, beech or oak. As for the accessories, these are reduced to the minimum expression allowing some plant, candle or painting, although always in a very succinct way.
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The retro style, as its name suggests, is that inspired by decorative styles of past decades, seeking to recreate the taste and design of the corresponding time to create spaces that allow us to have the illusion of going back in time. For this, not necessarily the pieces to use have to belong to that period but they can be of modern manufacture and mix with other vintage or old pieces from those years.
Nowadays it is retro trend the mid-century style, a decorative style inspired by the interior design of the 50-70 years.
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Inspired by the lifestyle of the region of La Provence in France, characterized by its endless fields of lavender-colored lavender, its Mediterranean climate and its rural environment, the Provencal style it's a kind of refined rustic It combines elements of other trends such as the shabby chic and of course, the Mediterranean.
In these, the spaces stand out for being very bright, light and little recharged and where the pickled and discolored wood, with a certain rustic air and in different shades of white, is the main protagonist. The colors, closely related to nature: green, toasted, yellow, lilac and violet, and also natural fabrics, where linens and cottons with floral or striped prints give the point of refinement just.
The loft style It has its origin in the 50s when students and artists from New York, unable to afford the expensive prices to buy or rent a home in the city, began to enable premises for offices and premises to turn them into spaces in which to live and work at much cheaper prices.
Diaphanous spaces, lots of light, high ceilings and facilities in sight they are its hallmarks and the keys to its success to continue being one of the most attractive and demanded decorative styles.
Intimately linked to the loft aesthetics but without the structural limitations that this entails (wide spaces, large windows and high ceilings), the industrial style It is characterized by the use of objects and elements associated with old factories, workshops, garages, etc., although mixed with other current trends such as the taste for recycling and the use of vintage pieces.
Thus, the usual naked installations where you can distinguish pipes, steel beams, brick walls and even the electrical assembly itself and where furniture with simple and straight lines is incorporated in iron, steel and / or rather rough wood. The most used colors are eminently neutral, with white, black, gray, brown and beige as main protagonists.
Although it seems quite the opposite, it is one of the most difficult styles to obtain, since it is fundamentally about with the right and essential elements in spaces without them being too scarce and always keeping order and harmony.
That inclination of minimalist style to reduce to the essential produces sober and austere spaces where the neutral colors such as white, black and gray, predominantly textures and smooth surfaces and prints and drawings are absent in their absence. Sometimes we can find some color license, usually in the few accessories and works of art, which are usually in bright colors in contrast to the prevailing neutrality.
Completely opposite to the minimalist, the glam style it's a style sumptuous, elegant, sophisticated, that even sometimes it can border on extravagance and in which the slogan "more is more" is the slogan to follow. Its source of inspiration has its origins in the art deco current from the years 20-30, being able to also use elements of the mid-century style and the classic style.
For this, he does not skimp on the use of materials with an intrinsic brightness such as glass, aluminum, lacquered or mirror surfaces. White, black, fuchsia, pink and even blue colors abound, combined with silver and gold everywhere and where the lighting is key, with lamps that stand out for their shape and size and that become the focal point of any decoration glam style that prides itself
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The style for those who flee from labels, which in essence it's not a style in itself, but they are as many as people put it into practice in their home, because it is only a matter of translating the particular tastes and personality from one in the spaces without sticking to no concrete rule.
Here anything goes, as long as the composition is done with a certain taste and is not too bizarre. Classic objects mixed with modern furniture, rustic, industrial, .., contrasts chromatic attempts, mix of textures and different materials. Without a doubt, it is the best option for those who like to risk and who have no fear of the opinions of third parties.
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As you can see, there are many styles and sub-styles in decoration and we could continue listing, but we have limited ourselves to the most habitual ones so as not to extend too much. If you consider that we are missing an interesting one to include, we will be happy to listen to you so that this list is as complete and representative as possible. Do not hesitate to send us your comments!
On the contrary, if you have found the type of decoration that is more suited to your style we are more than satisfied to have served as inspiration. CasasQInspiran is here to help you!