September 26, 2022

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10 popular interior design styles to know when furnishing your home

10 popular interior design styles to know when furnishing your home

However, for a modern Bauhaus, don’t feel restricted to a neutral colour palette of just black, white, and grey, but consider incorporating primary colours too. Even patterns are allowed when decorating, if they are composed of simple, geometric shapes. For Bauhaus followers, form always follows function, so unnecessary flourishes should be avoided. A great advantage of this straightforward, simple design is its timeless appeal. Even after a century, it can still look fresh and daring.

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9. Minimalism

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Cold, impersonal, or even sterile? The minimalist style has to contend with many prejudices, but most are inaccurate. After all, doing without superfluous flourishes in one’s home doesn’t mean getting rid of cherished objects or memories, but rather questioning one’s own consumption patterns and, in the best outcome, reducing the number of things we buy and consume. Minimalism, then, isn’t just about removing all decor in favour of clean surfaces and walls, but also about leaving out expendable objects. A sofa nook, for example, can take the place of several small chairs, and a dining table can double as a workstation.

Although many minimalists focus on neutral tones and increasingly rely on white, a deliberate, temperate use of colour is also possible. The combination of different textures or the use of large-scale geometric shapes as well as typographic images also bring harmony to a pure, uncluttered environment.

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10. Traditional

As the name suggests, a classic, traditional style does not follow current trends and is therefore timeless. Typically, light ceilings and neutral walls painted in cream, white, or sand tones serve as a base for dark, ornate, solid wood furniture made from cherry, walnut, or chestnut. Glass bowls or vases with fresh flowers brighten tables of various sizes, which can come from a trusted antique dealer or flea market, while tapestries or a large mirror with a Baroque-inspired frame lend an old-school touch to the walls.

For curtains, sofas, armchairs, and cushions, heavy brocade or velvet fabrics are suitable in muted colours such as burgundy, brown, or green. Eye-catching checkered or striped patterns are also welcome in classically furnished rooms and complete an elegant overall picture.

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