Home decoration is one of the few things in the world we love investing our time and efforts in. Every inch of the house makes for an important space and is to be designed with utmost precision. We always have different ideas of our own from the very beginning… Ideas derived from what we see or what we learn about various architecture styles.
But it’s best to not let ideas mix up with one and other. Setting a central theme for the house lets you come up with ideas that are coherent and work for any part of the house. A theme allows you to plan and prepare for designing the entire set up, along with giving you a holistic perspective for thinking unique ideas. Over the years, different architectural styles in the world have spawned a plethora of home décor themes. There are hundreds of variants and derivatives based on one’s style and taste.
It’s best to follow an established trend that is set after popular architectural style, so that there’s enough room to modifications and enhancements of your own.
Here are 5 Home Decor tips based on popular architecture styles:
- Mid-Century Modern
The mid-1900s architectural style is characterized by refined lines, minimalist silhouettes, and natural shapes. It has defined innovative ways to use new materials like moulded plastic, plywood, and aluminium in industrial design.
Nautical decor (also referred to as coastal or cottage decor) reflects the New England beach house spirit. This interior design style is warm, relaxing, and positive. It is based on white or sand coloured foundation, with blue as the primary accent colour. As far as the material is concerned, nautical style usually incorporates unfinished wood for the primary furniture, along with a variety of coastal theme based decorative articles like jars, ropes etc.
Scandinavian style is a derivative of the mid-century modern style. It was conceived to look like a minimalistic version of the same. One the most popular and easily recognisable styles, Scandinavian décor is very easy to set up as it’s based on the idea of individuality and minimalistic appeal. Popular home décor stores like IKEA, create most of their products designed after his style.
Farmhouse decor is a modern approach to cabin-inspired interior design. It brings the complete feel of living in the woods, along with subtle adaptations and integrations of some modern architectural styles. Installing some dried lavender bunches and other greeneries, along with a careful arrangement of vases and planters will really stylize your home.
- Urban Modern
Urban interior design originates from mainstream design trends and innovations by popular designers. It’s developed in various formats, taking inspiration from various metropolitan atmospheres of various cities. Urban Modern is a fusion of various opposing and complementary traits. Minimalist modern, glamorous chic, ethnic heirlooms, and edgy experimental designs all collide in a distinctively 21st-century setting.
These architectural styles are the most commonly followed themes across the globe. Following these styles to set your central theme will ease your décor efforts, as you’ll be able to easily procure all the materials and items you need to go along with your theme, right in your local market. It’s best to formulate a plan on paper and experiment with different looks before starting actual work. You can work with a local design/interior agency that will create various models and graphics for your consideration, and help you decide on a final theme.