Style Options For Your Redecorating or Renovation Projects
Friday, October 9, 2015
What Style Are You? Do you know?
If you’re like many people, you have no clue as to what type of style you’re wanting for your home renovation or redecorating project. You know you want a change, and everyone pretty much knows what colors they like or don’t like, but when it comes to a design style we can all get stumped.
There are a few basic design styles, so you can probably find yourself fitting into at least one of them:
Contemporary Vs. Modern, What’s the Difference -or Is There One?
Yes, there is a difference between modern and contemporary design. Modern refers to mid-century modern design. It has clean lines with use of natural materials like wood and leather or linen. For furnishings, you’ll find plastic, polished metal, or molded plywood furniture. The design is an uncluttered, simplified look with complementary colors with pops of bold color.
Contemporary style on the other hand, refers to the popular design style during the current era…what’s in use right now. Right now, our century has very eclectic (combination of styles) in use.
In general, a contemporary home being built today will have large windows with unique or odd shapes, an open floorplan that allows for the integrations of the surrounding landscape, and finishes that use a lot of natural, eco-friendly materials.
Many homes incorporate fir, cedar, and stone. Glass tiles are popular for bathrooms, luxury elements skylights are wanted and needed, and modern technologies such as smart home features are added to the plans.
Eclectic Style And You
More people of today have tastes that will fit best in the eclectic style category. Simply due to our history and way our technologies and world has changed, we use a combination of styles in our homes. Many combine mid-century modern style with contemporary, which can make it all that much more confusing when you’re trying to figure out a name for what it is you do like.
Plus, we’re more interested today to take into account the styles of all our family, not just the female head of the household anymore. We’re designing to please all the members of the family, integrating tastes into a contemporary style that truly is unique for each home.
Functionality went out the window for a while, but now homeowners are learning the mistake of having too much simplicity when it comes to leaving out areas for personal belongings. Bathrooms need to have some type of storage for personal grooming items or there’s no where to put them away but out in the hall linen closet.
When you’re thinking about what design style you really are, one of the best things you can do is find things in your home that you love and are drawn to. Get them ready to show your designer during your design consultation and be ready to figure out what about the item you really like. In that way, you have something to help your designer bring out and discover your individual tastes!