WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?
18 maio 2018
With a quick search on the internet, you will find out that what is not missing out there are beautiful inspirations in decoration, to leave your home, your bedroom and even your workplace looking like you. Furniture stores, magazines and decorative editorials show us daily interesting compositions.
And in this gigantic universe of options, various styles of decoration arise and conquer us in different ways. But what do we do with all this information?
There are people who know exactly what style, what kind of furniture, colors and even wall finishes they like, while others who, in the face of so many options, have doubts about choosing a single style of decor.
So I decided to put here, some styles that are currently trending, to help you get to know yourself, at least in the art of decorating your home!
The basic principle of the modern style is its functionality: in it, accessories and decorative objects are placed in the background and give way to the clean and simplistic atmosphere of modernism.
It is foolish to think that modern style can only be incorporated using innovative armchairs or futuristic items: rather than furniture with design, the modern environment is planned, prioritizes practicality. Each piece is thought from its function and its participation in the whole environment.
Even in color, the modern style is objective: neutral colors such as gray, white and black can be balanced with the primary colors like blue, red and yellow, creating a harmonic contrast.
It is a linear decoration and gives priority to large spaces. Glass and stainless steel are present at the tables, chairs, armchairs and sofas that comes with more straight lines.
Cottage / Casual Chic
Style widely used here in the United States and with vast furniture options and decorative items at your disposal. It is the famous cozy style of Grandma’s house, the one where we feel super good, at ease, and don’t ever want to leave. The chic or casual chic style brings this feeling of home comfort and well-being as essence!
In this style, sofas, cushions and comfortable armchairs are everywhere. The blankets and rugs reinforce the feeling of coziness, and the environment seems to hug you. In the furniture, the rustic and the vintage furniture appear with intensity.
Light colors, pastel shades and colorful and floral prints embellish the environment, which prioritizes children’s well-being – a characteristic that makes it also the favorite of parents seeking functionality for day-to-day life and safety for the children due to materials used and more rounded forms of furniture.
In general, the style is asymmetrical and colorful, not clinging to perfect combinations or luxuries. A home in this warm style is truly a home to call your own!
In the mid-1900s, some of the most emblematic pieces of Modern Design were produced. It is characterized by refined lines, minimalist silhouettes and natural shapes. From Saarinen, Niemeyer, Eames, Noguchi, Jacobsen and others, modern mid-century masters defined creative ways to use new materials such as molded plastic, plywood, and aluminum in industrial design. Its pieces are highly versatile and can complement a plethora of design styles. With organic shapes and informal spirit, this style is well known due to its “famous” toothpick legs, used in chairs, armchairs and sofas.
This is a style that brings us to the turn of the century industrial era. It emphasizes the use of exposed steel with demolished wood elements, often complemented by exposed brick walls and even pipes and wiring. A very used color too, to add detail is the copper, being it in its metal form or in the leather of a sofa or some decorative object. In general terms, the industrial style is generally rustic and mature and very used in the decoration of more masculine and full-bodied environments, where delicacy in objects is far from being the main focus.
An unfolding of the Mid-Century Modern movement that took place in the mid-century, Scandinavian design introduced a minimalist visual popular in the field of interior architecture that lingers to this day. Although most people associate it with IKEA, there are a variety of looks within the Scandinavian design itself. But always combining the clean look, with lighter main colors such as white and sand, straight lines and the use of more vibrant colors at strategic points.
With soft contours, fun highlight colors and a balance of organic materials, Scandinavian furniture is simple, contemporary and functional. Many Scandinavian projects employ the principles of the Bauhaus and are characterized by more fluid lines, focus on object proportions and populist appeal.
The urbanist style derives from the modern lofts of the great metropolis. Taking shape through more cosmopolitan environments, the modern urban is a fusion of several opposing and complementary traits. Minimalist modern, glamourous, industrial chic and even a modern mid-century graffiti, all collide in a distinctly 21st century scenery.
Larger furniture (sofas, beds, etc.) tend to be uniformly elegant and understated. It privileges the spaces without walls, with minimalist decoration, geometric elements, being able to mix furniture and objects of opposing styles that are complementary. In this style of decoration, lighting plays a very important role in creating relaxing environments.