Do you know your design style?
Is it more traditional or modern? Are you into the shabby chic look that allows you to mix and match your design looks?
In an effort to provide a better definition for the various styles, I found the following excellent resources on the subject. One excellent site on the subject of design styles is Interior Design Tutor. They give a comprehensive explanation on the various styles with several photos for illustration purposes.
The hip and fresh design site, Designer Daily, sheds light on the subject matter in the comprehensive post, 11 Beautiful Home Interior Design Styles.
I can’t leave out the eclectic site: Interior-Design-it-yourself.com. In their post, Interior Design Themes and Styles, they provide a plethora of info on how to determine your interior design style.
I enjoyed reading HGTV’s post Design Styles Defined the best. They provided a detailed and comprehensive list with standard interor design styles and and more. They included a magnificent interative photo gallery to further showcase the looks.I am sure that you will be impressed. Two thumbs up to the writer, Erinn Valencich and the programmers on this wonderful decorating piece.
Donco Designs created a little poll to find out the design styles of our readers. We wanted to know what style was most popular. Click on the following link to take the design style poll.
The following design style definitions are listed below to help understand which style fits you best.
Contemporary – Contemporary design often has clean, sleek lines and is marked by solid colors, predominantly muted neutral.
Southwestern – Southwestern design style can be characterized by earth-tone colors, rough textures, and crafted objects, brightly colored woven fabrics, an abundance of terra cotta and clay tile.
Shabby Chic – Coined in 1980 by Rachel Ashwell, this cottage-inspired look includes weathered white-painted furniture, painted motifs, floral prints in muted colors.
Traditional – Furnishings are usually 18th-century English, 19th-century neoclassic, French country and British Colonial revival.
Tropical – Trpical design style usually is a look inspired by the islands or other tropical desitinations such as Bahamas. Curacao, Jamaica, French Polynesia or other tropical destinations.
Minamalist (Modern) – The minimalist design style is also known as a modern style. The minimalist style provides a true use of material and absence of decoration. The minimalist style is a clean, streamlined use of furniture and architecture.