What's an interior design style?
All objects in a room (furniture, appliances, fabrics, paints, floors, light fixtures, architectural elements and wall colors, for example) and the way they connect to each other, in order to provide unity, represent the style of the room.
How can styles help?
Choosing to decorate your home according to a particular aesthetic or by combining different styles (to better express your personality) can be very useful in many ways. Providing guidelines and rules, a design style or theme can help you reduce all possible choices to a reasonable number of combinations that can be processed more easily. Such guidelines can help you in the main tasks, such as coloring or layout, and even with specific details, such as fabrics or the use of aesthetic objects. Another characteristic of any design style is its age. Used over time, styles are enriched and enhanced with ideas discovered by designers in their attempt to create unique designs. You can enrich your knowledge of a particular aesthetic by reading about it or by analyzing applied examples of that style. The combination of these methods will lead you to a better awareness of the style. The theory of styles will help you understand the symbolism of each element of design and its location in a room. Practical examples will help you visualize how the design rules are applied.
Some examples of styles
Styles can find their name in the historical period in which they were used, such as contemporary style, retro or vintage style, modern style. From the geographical region of their origins, such as the French, Tuscan, Swedish country. From time to time the types that must serve, such as casual style or formal design.
If you really love a particular design, you can accompany it from one end to the other of your decorating project, but make the most of the infinite choices available today can be done by combining different modes. Use different styles for different pieces or even for the same piece. For example, having your study hall in Victorian style, for a more sophisticated atmosphere that sees transposed over time, your kitchen with Swedish design to better use and accessorize and for the living room a combination of minimalist design and Feng Shui for a greater relaxing effect.
Define Your Own Style
After studying your favorite designs for a while, you will unconsciously begin to develop your own method. You will make subjective selections of what you like and do not like about each design. The sum of the elements you like will define your style of design. Before applying your own ideas, it is always best to ask a professional to make sure that you will not spend your money on something that is not going well together. For example, it may not be a very good choice to place a Gothic design element in a room with a predominantly minimalist design. To be sure you are doing the right thing, have your ideas reviewed by a professional designer.
If you want to develop your own interior design style, start by studying the styles that cover the main and main design features (Casual, Formal, Contemporary, Country Traditional) followed by styles that have influences around the world (French, Tuscan, Swedish) and for the latest styles of touch covering the elements providing the flavor (rustic, tropical chic, western).