What's Your Style
Decorating our interior living space is probably our most popular pastime activity. For a large percentage of people, it is the favorite pastime. A wise interior designer once said there are three rules to decorating a home. It's just that nobody is quite sure what they are.
In home décor, it can be confusing to pinpoint a style that accurately reflects individual tastes. Few people are interested in decorating their homes strictly according to the dictates of one particular style. Therefore, it's important to develop a plan that achieves the look you want while at the same time allowing room for the things you love.
Traditional: Link with the past
Interiors of the past and popular trends of today blend to create the comfortable
and timeless design called Traditional. The aim is not to reproduce looks of
the past, but to rethink or reinvent them for the modern home.
Rooms are open and airy with large highly-curtained windows, stained or faux
painted wood and comfortably upholstered furniture in rich-looking velvet, silk, brocades and damask fabrics.
Whether American or European, Country style speaks to the simple life. It is highly personal, allowing for a freedom of expression and a mix-and-match spirit. The beauty of country-style decorating is that you may have inherited some great heirlooms that can give you the perfect start to a great home design. High-end antiques and yard sale treasures mix in a Country home. Look for simple wooden furniture and window treatments, area rugs scattered near beds, benches and high-backed chairs.
Colonial: Coming of age
When most of us think of Colonial style, George Washington's family home, Mount
Vernon, comes to mind. It is about global involvement, fascination with philosophy,
science and the flow of ideas. Homes decorated in the Colonial style have lots
of books, Oriental carpets or simpler alternatives like painted floor cloths
and stenciled flooring, as well as wood paneling and wainscoting, chair rails,
tall ceilings and linen or calico window
treatments hung by tabs.
Southwestern: Fluid forms
Spanish culture in the Southwest was so pervasive that it left a strong imprint
on the region's architecture and interior décor. Main rooms are anchored
by adobe, kiva-style fireplaces, walls are hand-finished in tinted plaster and
floors are covered with unglazed clay tiles or wide-plank boards. Look for boldly
patterned Navajo rugs, found objects from nature and regional art and pottery.
Victorian: Romance and excess
Named after England's Queen Victoria who ruled from the mid-19th century to the
early 20th century, Victorian style is all about details and more details. Clutter-like
knickknacks and embellishment, such as oversized fringe, is found everywhere.
Today, modern interior decorators and designers have distilled Victorian lavishness
and scale to fit more comfortably in modern homes.
Arts & Crafts: Nature calls
Designers behind the Arts and Crafts movement, known as Craftsman, were on a
mission - to cure society of the excesses of Victorian style. With its emphasis
on simplicity and use of natural elements, the style was popular for about 15
years at the turn of the 20th century, but is seeing renewed interest today.
Room layouts are open with sturdy columns, exposed beams and doors with massive
strap-hinges and hardware.
Contemporary: Modern living
Simplicity, subtle sophistication and clean lines help to define contemporary style decorating. Interiors showcase space rather than things. By focusing on color, space, and shape, contemporary interiors are sleek and fresh. There's a restful simplicity found in quiet muted colors, horizontal lines and low-slung furniture. Some contemporary designers draw on a high-tech look with commercial fixtures
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