Looking for renovation inspiration for your next dream home project but don’t know where to start? Overwhelmed by the many different styles out there? Modern, mid-century modern, modern farmhouse… the list of interior design styles is endless. With the countless types of styles out there, it’s common to feel lost and daunted. We're here to help you.
There are many options available, and you don’t even have to stick to a certain style. That’s the wonder of design. It is flexible and it can be anything you want. You can mix and match elements from each design to achieve the perfect interior that suits you best.
To help you get started, we have compiled a list of the three most popular interior design styles that will not go anywhere any time soon. Let us help you explain the differences between them and what we like best about each style.
1. Modern Interior Design
Modern interior design heavily makes the use of clean lines and smooth surfaces, highlighting the space’s geometrical form, giving you that sleek look. Simple and neutral colors like black, white and grey are most commonly used for modern interior design styles to achieve that neat and clean appearance. One common material used in modern interior design is glass. Glass helps to accentuate the modern sleek look as it visually enlarges the interior and allows more natural light in. To achieve this, large glass windows and even full height glass windows are often incorporated in designs.
2. Minimalistic Interior Design
Minimalistic interior design takes some inspiration from modern interior design and simplifies it even further. Minimalistic styles are mainly going for a very natural and basic look with no visual clutter. Color palettes involved are usually neutral colors with few striking or bold accents. White a good option for walls as the color ultimately gives that open, clean and crisp look. Furniture used are functional, simple and neutral-toned. If you are going for a minimalistic look, “less is more” would be something to live by while designing your space.
3. Scandinavian Interior Design
The main elements of a Scandinavian design are its simplicity, minimalism and functionality without compromising beauty. Muted colors such as whites, tans and greys are used in this neutral-heavy color palette to make the interior look brighter. Natural lighting is also heavily emphasized to create the illusion of a bigger and brighter space. Unsurprisingly, white walls help to accentuate the natural light’s illumination of the interior. Wood is often incorporated into the design to introduce a natural element. Plants and greenery are also a big part of the Scandinavian design where they are used to add a natural pop of color while maintaining the minimalistic aspect of the design.
These are the three most popular interior design styles that we love the most right now. You might be able to draw inspiration from these styles for your dream home. Remember, you are not limited to a certain style and you can be inspired by any style. Start by incorporating aspects that you like and matching elements that you think will go well together. Most importantly, have fun in the process!
4. Bonus: Japandi Interior Design
In general, Japandi is a new hybrid trend. It is an intersection between Japanese and Scandinavian design as mentioned above. This new look brings together the modern simplicity of a Scandinavian design and the timeless elegance of a Japanese interior design. This functional and cosy look invites warmth to your home.
These are the few interior design styles that we think are currently the most popular in Singaporean homes. What is your favourite interior design?
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