3/25/09

Interior Design Styles: Design Type & Decorating Ideas Home

You want to redecorate your house but there's one thing stopping you
from achieving you goal. You don't know what you want! There are so
many interior design styles out there and you like just about all of
them. You don't know which one you should choose for your own house and
now your desire to redecorate your house might be floundering.

Many
design styles have evolved over the years and some are more popular
than others. Some people have never visited exotic locations, but want
their home to reflect these areas. So, what design style should you
choose when decorating your home?

That depends upon your own
personal preferences. What do you like when choosing decorating items?
Do you like roosters, American flags, soft and cozy? There are design
styles which will fit your type of home. Look around and see what items
you have displayed.

If you like the warm and home town feeling
then you may be ready for the country style. This is composed of
quilts, rough furniture, patriotic, wood, metal and craft look items.
There are many styles of country; such as Americana, Swedish, English
and French. Choosing one style may be difficult be look at all the
styles before finalizing your thoughts. Some interior design styles are
given below:

• Traditional
Traditional is more formal and
elegant. Raised panel cabinet doors or clear glass panels separated by
thin strips of wood are often seen. Rich wood finishes or painted white
wood may be accented with sparkle from brass or brass-tone hardware.

• Mediterranean Interior Design
Mediterranean
interior design makes use of the colors of the earth and the sky,
including yellow, lavender, peach, orange, salmon, and other hues that
reflect the jaunty Mediterranean culture.

Mediterranean interior
design also makes use of foliage not just for the landscaping but also
as accent pieces for a home's interiors. Houses making use of
Mediterranean interior design do not have too many structures that
serve no purpose. Usually, architecture is simple and personal touches
depend on the homeowner's own collections and decor.

• Craftsman Bungalow Houses
Craftsman
bungalow housesusually have low-pitched gable roofs with large
overhangs and exposed rafters. Under the gables are often decorative
beams or braces. A craftsman bungalow commonly has a generous front
porch with a roof is carried on square, tapered columns. Stone or brick
frequently is used for the porch's base or columns. Masonry may also be
used for a tapered chimney on one side of the house.

• French Country Design
French
country design is more of a style than a set of specifics. The rural
homes of France that provide the basis for French country style are
diverse in all but their charm. One common trait is the multi-paned
windows extending to the floor, which are called French windows and
that are used like doors, inside and out. The kitchen is enormous and
comfortable, with exposed, sturdy beams and tiled floors. The living
room is also large, often with a fireplace.

• Japanese Interior Design
The
stunning beauty of a Japanese home is partially due to its clean,
uncluttered look. While Western homes tend to be filled with furniture,
textiles, and ornate decoration, a Japanese home seems almost empty in
comparison. Much of a Japanese home's beauty comes from it's timber
frame carpentry and the natural materials used in construction.
Japanese interior design, then, is not about "adding" extra items to
the room. Instead, the goal is to minimize distractions and to allow
the graceful beauty of the building, itself, to shine.

Author

Vinay Choubey

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