The interior design style of a building is a very important part of the building. The US prides itself on its aesthetic capabilities. Over the years there has been noticeable evolution in the interior design styles. However, in the US, some styles are still very popular. This article features interior design styles mostly used in the US.
It is common knowledge that besides the styles listed in this article, there are varieties of interior design styles. But this article focuses on major styles that have a high preference in the United States. Also, if you’re looking to decorate your new building or change your previous interior design style? Below is a list of options you can consider.
As the name implies, the traditional interior design style gives the classic look, however, this is not without the splendid furnishings and loads of accessories. This interior design style superimposes the previous design ideas with modern elements.
Indicators and features of this design include;
The craftsman design goes as far back as the 1900s, during the British social movement. This design style incorporates the design ideas of houses built between 1903 and 1930 in the Us.
It became popular in the United States in the early 20th century through Gustev Stickley, founder and editor of the Craftsman magazine.
Like most interior design styles, craftsman involves combining different elements to form a beautiful design. Indicators and features of this design include:
As the name implies, contemporary refers to the now, however, there is always room for evolvement to any design at any time. The contemporary interior design style is very similar to the modern design style. They only differ in the fact that modern design has to do with bringing back design ideas from the 20th century while the contemporary is the “now-design”.
Admittedly, the contemporary interior design style borrows most of its ideas from the mid-century design style. However, these ideas are transferred in a more subtle composition, balancing the visual indulgence and functional efficiency of the design style.
Indicators and features of the contemporary design include; black, white or neutral colors, lines (and integral part of this design), simple and geometric-shaped furniture.
There are many industries where incorporating ancient traditionalistic styles to modern works is the norm. The interior design industry is not an exception. The mid-century modern style involves styles from the mid 1900s (roughly between the 1930s to 1960s). natural shapes, silhouettes, and refined lines are some of the features of this interior design style.
If you have an interest in embarking on the mid-century credenza, you must remember that the word “modern” in this style name doesn’t mean converting old styles to totally new futuristic styles. Rather, this style has indicators and patterns, and following them is important for a great design. To get further knowledge on this interior design style, an interior designer can dig into his study notes to find photos of compelling designs from the 50s, to learn from the mind of the designers of such great works.
The industrial design style, referred to by some interior designers as the loft-style, is a very decorative style. The origin of this interior design style goes as far back as the old ships of the New York of the 50s. There were artists and immigrants who could not afford to rent an apartment at the time, converting the old ships into housing for this set of people is where the industrial style was born.
The industrial-style design features an architecture that involves the use of exposed brick structures, steel, wooden elements, and other materials. Additionally, modern features include; copper-tone accents.
Other indicators and features of the industrial design style include; Large windows, Pillars, exposed beams, width, partition-less, ceilings that are quite high.
However, tweaking the industrial style is all down to your preference and taste. The use of antique elements in the industrial design provides you the opportunity to add vintage or retro elements to this design. Notwithstanding, consulting the best interior design company will ensure you make the right choices that suit your budget.
The Nautical interior design style is known for its positive, relaxing and warm feel. Most interior designers refer to this style as the costal or cottage style.
If you are a sea lover and would like a little bit of “sea-feeling” in your home, then this interior design style is for you. Depending on your taste, the nautical style can offer the level of sea sensation you crave, additionally, this style comes a sense of tranquility.
Indicators and features of the marine design style include;
Decoration of upholstery, textiles or wallpapers is in striped prints of blue and white.
To transfer the “sea-feeling” to your home will require some sea-like elements or accessories, such as;
reproductions of sailboats, shells, starfish, rudders, oars, lanterns, floats, ropes, etc.
Notably, the design can be according to your taste, for instance, you can further emphasize the design by adding stairs and boat rails.
Admittedly, the use of these elements is according to your jurisdiction, the level of “sea-feeling” you want to in your home. However, I advise you to consult an interior design company or interior designer, whichever is closer to you, to help in making the right choices to suit your taste and the environment.
The Scandinavian style branches from the mid-century modern style. And up to this day, the introduction of the popular minimalist look by the Scandinavian interior design style into the architecture of interior designs is still present. This design is usually linked with the IKEA.
Indicators and features of this style include;
According to popular sayings, the search for happiness and tranquility is the inspiration for this interior design style. The Scandinavian style is simple, hence the simplicity and functionality of the Scandinavian furniture. The characteristics of the Bauhaus principles are fluid lines, detailing object proportions, and appealing to its people. The Scandinavian design adopts this principle.
For this simple and comfortable design, carry out necessary Scandinavian research on products and furniture. Or better still, consult an interior designer.
The bohemian design style has become very popular in the US, it is a design that is as adventurous as the avant-garde lifestyle. Indicators and features of this interior design style include;
The baffling part of this design is the deliberate “untidy” look.
The inspiration for this design is to live a carefree life and still enjoy it. You can look up Bohemian furniture or decorations.
Decorating your home to your taste gives you a sense of power and control over your home. Although there are other popular design styles besides these five, I hope these options can help you make the perfect interior design choice for your home. Any interior design style you desire and love, MEEE Design Services will be happy to be in your team and bring its spirit to your home.