Style Guide

So, you really do not know what you want to achieve for your space? Ok, so we are giving you a little help here from the major accounts on Instagram, major names in design and some of our samples in our work hoping for you to get the look you desire and call it by it´s  very own name.

1.Boho Style:

Often used for relaxed rooms, relaxed spaces, people who want to be in total ease. These spaces  are often easy to clean up, to arrange, as they are very welcoming and natural, they use lots of natural fibers, natural paints and tints, plants, easy and soft couches, laid back furniture. Perfect for that personal space. There is as well a twist for the BOHO, there it is the Boho Chic Style; which has a lot of the described above, but it has the presence of very luxurious elements, such as well finished furniture, silky textures and some shiny objects, of course, all has to match to continue with the desired style, and finding that chikness in you.

This is a ¨Woa, how boho¨, specially made to relax the senses of that who lies and leaves itself at ease.

2.  Modern

Modern is a broad design term that typically refers to a home with clean, crisp lines, a simple colour palette and the use of materials that can include metal, glass and steel. It is used to define a way of life, a lifestyle, not precisely a decorating style, but a way in which the family or individual decides to live and have it´s very own routines and rules.

Modern design employs a sense of simplicity in every element, including furniture. A word that’s commonly used to describe modern style is sleek, and there is not a lot of clutter or accessories involved with a modern style.

For example, this beautiful tray set is the very best explanation, sleek, simple lines, neutral colors.

3. Contemporary:

Modern and contemporary are two styles frequently used interchangeably. Contemporary is different from modern because it describes design based on the here and now.

The primary difference separating modern and contemporary design style is that modern is a strict interpretation of design that started in the 20th century. Contemporary on the other hand, is more fluid and can represent a sense of currency with less adherence to one particular style. For example, contemporary style may include curving lines, whereas modern design does not.

For example, these pillows allow you to use bright and vibrant colors, with a traditional texture, and you may play with them as they will show some shine expressing elegance of tradition, and the boldness for contemporary.



4. MINIMALIST

The minimalist concept is one that’s popular  in Australia and the big cities such as New York or Los Angeles. It takes notions of modern design and simplifies them further.

Colour palettes are neutral and airy; furnishings are simple and streamlined, and nothing is excessive or flamboyant in accessories or décor.

Minimalism is ultimately defined by a sense of functionality and ultra-clean lines. No superfluous decor around, excessive sense of clean and order in elements as well as in the choice of colors and textures.

This beautiful lamp captivates the essence of minimalism, it is there, sitting, saying Ï am here only for illuminating¨while people will not be overwhelmed by it´s presence.

5. Industrial

Industrial style as the name implies, draws inspiration from a warehouse or an urban loft.

There’s a sense of unfinished rawness in many of the elements, and it’s not uncommon to see exposed brick, ductwork and wood. An iconic home with an industrial design theme would be a renovated loft from a former industrial building.

Think high ceilings, old timber and dangling metal light fixtures with sparse functional furniture. There may possibly be one or two pieces of abstract art or photography to add a dash of colour to an otherwise neutral colour scheme derived from the primary materials of wood and metals.

This ladder like shelf has a particular look for industrial style spaces, it mixes light colored woods and dark color metals, all with defining lines of industrial and supporting material for heavy use. It often gives the sensation of being tough.

6. MID-CENTURY MODERN

Mid-century modern is a throwback to the design style of the mid-1900s—primarily the 1950s and 60s. There’s a retro nostalgia present in Mid-Century Modern Design, and also some elements of minimalism. Functionality or “fussy-free” was the main theme for Mid-century design. It emphasis on pared-down forms, natural or organic shapes such as “egg-shaped” chair, easy-to-use contemporary designs and simple fabrications. It easily complements any interior and also helps with seamless transition from interior to exterior.

This is a perfect expression of this style, organic shape.

7. SCANDINAVIAN

Scandanavian design pays homage to the simplicity of life demonstrated in Nordic countries. Scandinavian furniture design often feels like a work of art, although it is simple and understated. There’s functionality in the furniture along with some interesting lines, many of which have a sculptural influence.

Other common characteristics include all-white colour palettes and the incorporation of natural elements like form-pressed wood, bright plastics, and enameled aluminum, steel and wide plank flooring. If there are pops of colour it often comes from the use of art, natural fibre throws or furs, or a single piece of furniture.

Spacious, natural lighting, less accessories and functional furniture characterizes Scandinavian designs

This kind of lamp screams SCANDINAVIAN all aboard!!! Color, material, texture, simple lines, simple color… everything is so soft and easy to the touch and to the sight, it says: Up Scandic!!!

8. TRADITIONAL

Traditional design style offers classic details, big and formal furnishings, and a lot of accessories. It is rooted in European traditions.

Traditional homes often feature dark, or bolder colors of wood in it´s natural colors, matte or shiny finished wood, rich colour palettes, and a variety of textures and curved lines. Furnishings have elaborate and worked details and fabrics, like velvet, damask silk and embroidered pieces, which may include a variety of patterns and textures.


This is a Chesterfield Sofa, as traditional as it can be, tufted, leatherlike fabric, curved.

9. TRANSITIONAL

Transitional is a very popular style because it borrows from both traditional and modern design to facilitate a space that’s not “too much,” in terms of one style or another. There’s a sense of balance that’s appealing and unexpected, always taking the traditional to the unsuspected.

A transitional design may incorporate modern materials, such as steel and glass, and then unite them with plush furnishings.

Transitional design also includes relatively neutral colour palettes, creating a calming and relaxed space that manages to feel both stylish and sleek, as well as warm and inviting.

This kind of chair is a perfect example for transitional style.

10. HOLLYWOOD GLAM

Also referred to as Hollywood Regency, Hollywood Glam is a design style that tends to be luxurious, elegant and opulent. It’s a dramatic design style, perfect for a homeowner who enjoys making a statement and host formal and over the top parties and gatherings.

This design style can incorporate some features of Victorian design, including plush, velvet furnishings, tufting and antiques. The colour palettes are particularly bold paired with ultra light whites and grays mixed with bolder colors s black, shiny accessories in silver and gold are a must in this kind of spaces.

this beautiful shiny Kate Spade jewelry box is used as well as an over the top of the table detail.

14. COASTAL

Coastal style also dubbed Hamptons style, is born from the iconic U.S. beachside area. Common features include light, airy colour palettes with cool neutral shades paired with blues and greens. Some reds are added to put on a little life in them and to recreate the idea of corals. Furnishings are often white or beige. The room can contain elements of wood, cotton, and accessories are often inspired by the sea. Silver accessories, natural thick fibers are present

Blue and white striped patterns for pillows in light color denim, large windows, white plush sofas, and painted white wood are also common fixtures of the classic Coastal style.

The intention is to create a relaxed and comfortable environment that is inspired by the beach and ocean.

A basic understanding of design styles can be a great help in finding your personal design style and personality. The ability to identify different interior design styles will help you design and envision your future home and provide a framework to start building your personal aesthetic. With a vocabulary to express your inspired space, we design the space that you deserve!

Together, we make homes beautiful. If you would like to consult with Interior Decorators Online on design elements to enhance your home décor, please contact us at [email protected] or you can buy a starting package to live the experience of working one on one designing what you have always wanted!

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