We’re all spending more time at home these days in an effort to “flatten the curve” and stop the spread of the coronavirus. If you’ve looked around at your living space and yearned for something new and different, now’s the perfect time to start planning a redesign project.
To help inspire you, your friends at Rotelle Studio(e) have compiled a list of five interior design styles you might want to consider to give your home a fresh look this summer or fall. Read on, and if you’re looking to move forward with designing a brand-new dream home, feel free to reach out and schedule a virtual appointment with our team.
When it comes to this particular style, we feel it’s better to show than tell. Check out this slideshow video to get a glimpse of the beautiful work our Montgomery County custom home builders have done in executing the modern farmhouse design for area families.
While this doesn’t sound very homey and comforting, it’s perfect for those who prefer a clean, simple, minimalist style. Industrial style is inspired by 19th and early 20th century factories and characterized by openness and practicality, from large windows and high ceilings to the use of materials like brick, concrete, and metal (including exposed piping) throughout the space.
In this area of the country, the shore symbolizes comfort, relaxation, and tranquility, and the nautical style brings that feeling into your home. To execute this style means falling in love with the color navy, particularly navy and white stripes, and using wooden and oceanic accessories liberally throughout the home. For example, you could choose lanterns as light fixtures and decorate walls with antique oars or even a ship’s steering wheel.
Those who favor modern design styles but also prize simplicity and comfort will love Scandinavian, or hygge, style. No, this doesn’t mean shopping at IKEA, although basic, functional furniture is a staple of this style. To achieve a Scandinavian look, fill the home with soft, light colors, such as whites and grays, to create a very calm, serene environment. This style is the opposite of ornate, ostentatious, and loud, and emphasizes the importance of life’s little details.
If all the above styles seem a little too structured and you’d like to get more adventurous with your interior design, opt for the ultra-casual bohemian style (also known as “boho” or “hippie chic”). Here, you are free to mix in elements of nature, along with visually engaging prints and brighter colors. Basically, you’re creating a lived-in look — with purpose.
The extra time you’re spending at home during the COVID-19 pandemic offers an ideal opportunity to dream — and our team of custom home designers in Chester County can help you make your vision a reality. Contact us to learn more about our unique design/build experience or to schedule a virtual appointment today.