By Hampstead Design Hub Ltd
We speak to many people who have an avid interest in browsing through reams of interior design magazines and websites that are brimming with inspiration and ideas. However, when it comes to décor styles for their own homes, people can often come a little unstuck or be overwhelmed with the options.
As a London Interior Design Company, we know all too well how much of a challenge it can be for clients to visualise the best décor styles for their own homes. Whether you want a bright, spacious design, bespoke furniture, a complete renovation or refurbishment in London, knowing more about the basics and the different décor styles that are out there, can really help you decide the best interior design options for your home.
An Industrial style of décor for the home can include exposed brick and steel, along with distressed wooden elements. There is also now a trend of copper accents included, giving an overall feel of being mature, and somewhat rustic in appearance. There is a range of different twists that can be included within this theme such as rugged vintage through to modern rustic.
You can still absolutely add some personality to this style of décor by choosing to go with a darker antique design or a more chic, lighter look. There are endless furniture options that go along with this theme too, such as Chesterfield sofas, or distressed wooden coffee tables with a rustic feel.
A Nautical style of décor for your home is relaxing, laid-back and clean. It can also sometimes be referred to as cottage or coastal décor. Essentially, this style is based mainly on sand or white colours with a blue or green scented primary colourway.
In terms of the materials used in this style of décor, there are chic, soft linens combined with unfinished wooden elements. It comes with a range of options for accessories, such as jute ropes, sailboats, sea related ornaments, sand-filled objects and more. You get a real sense a clean and airy feel when you style a room with nautical décor.
A Mid-Century Modern style of decor for your home will give you a great level of versatility. It emphasises natural materials, contemporary patterns and offers functional style and comfort. It carefully crosses between natural and man-made pieces. Generally speaking, the period it spans across is from the mid-1940’s to 1970’s.
This particular style includes natural silhouettes, minimalistic shapes and is filled with inspirational ways to use quirky materials such as aluminium, moulded plastics, and plywood.
A Bohemian style of décor for your home depicts adventure, freedom, and spirit. With an amalgamation of vibrant colourways and rich patterns, it is often synonymous with purple or red tones. What is unique about the Bohemian style of décor is the somewhat messy appearance that is created through the design. Layered textiles come from pillows, rugs, and throws, giving an all-over cosy and warm feeling throughout.
If you would like Bohemian themed furnishings, then inspiration can come from all corners of the globe. Tribal designs, Morrocan, ethnic, southwestern or nomadic designs are those which are most on-trend right now.
Shabby-Chic is a style of interior décor that has been popular for quite some time now. It places a particular emphasis on vintage elements and reinvigorates the antique look that a flea-market depicts. The pieces in a shabby chic décor project look aged in their appearance and are often comprised of distressed looking woods that have a sanded paint finish in order to purposely show off signs of light wear.
If you are looking for decorative pieces to compliment a shabby-chic style of décor in your home, then you need to look for opulent and soft items with some sort of affected theme or feel to them. Linen-based textiles are often a great accompaniment to this style of décor, frequently seen in ecru, white, and pastel shades.
The final décor style we will cover in this post is Urban Modern. As a luxury interior designer in London, we often come across requests for this particular style of décor from our clients. It originates from modern designer lofts that are often found in the city of London.
With thematics coming from the cosmopolitan city, Urban Modern is a blend of complementary and opposing characteristics. It includes glamour, minimalistic modern and restless, somewhat experimental designs. Mirrors are often key as space creating accessories and the blend of modern geometrics with traditional and vintage embellishments make this a popular choice for flat renovations in London.
Whether you are looking for inspiration for different décor styles for your home, or you are searching for the best London interior designers to work with you on a renovation or refurbishment of your home, knowing the different décor styles is key.
Often, when we undertake a residential design project in London for a client, we will blend a number of different styles together in order to create the perfect look while incorporating the personality of the client.
If you would like assistance with the creation of a concept, or interior design advice from a London interior design business, contact a member of the team at Hampstead Design Hub today for an initial discussion about your project.