Did you know that Interior Designers use set styles of decor as inspiration for their final creations? They do! There are a large number of styles but today we are going to talk about three of the most relevant ones in interior design projects: the classic style, the minimalist style, and the industrial style

First let’s define a decorative style, in this case, style refers to a set of standards that can be used as inspiration or guidance when it comes to choosing different elements in decor. Of course these styles can be combined to create original spaces!

Classic Style

Philosophy:  The classic style revolves around the idea of going back to the origins, the good ol’ days.

Origins: Its origins lie in a revival of the style used in Ancient Greece and Rome with a modern touch that adapts to today’s style.

Decorative Elements: The main color palette uses sandy and pastel colors, olive, beige, green, gold. In terms of textures we are talking about velvets, marbles and silks. In terms of decor we are looking at porcelains, gold, glass chandeliers for example.

Minimalist Style

Philosophy: The philosophy behind minimalism is to design a space using the least number of elements possible to remove everything that is superfluous.

Origins: This style was born out of a contrast with the pop-art style, and above all, with the excesses of the baroque style. The trend reached its peak in the 60s and 70s in New York City,  but its roots can be found in German rationalism.

Decorative Elements: Colors of this style are neutral such as white, canvas, grey or beige, they help amplify the luminosity of the space. In terms of texture this style uses smooth, satin and matte finishes. Furniture is geometrical and functional.

Industrial  Style

Philosophy: The philosophy can be summarized as looking for authenticity, and creating “raw” environments. 

Origins: This style was born in the mid-50s in New York when the high cost of rents led young artists and immigrants to inhabit the industrial spaces that had been abandoned and left unused. 

Decorative Elements: This style uses neutral colors such as black and white. The textures are “raw”, they are mostly uncovered or exposed materials such as brick, cement, aged wood. Furniture is scarce and reused.


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