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These are the most popular decorative styles

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When you are going to design or decorate a space, it is extremely important to establish a concept that allows us to guide the steps to follow throughout the project. Together with this concept, the decoration style to be developed is defined. According to the style, it is that the color scheme, furnishings and accessories can be correctly selected. So that you can select and identify yourself, below we present the most popular decorative styles.

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Mid-Century Style

If there is a style that is currently a trend in decoration, it is the Mid-century. This arose in the middle of the 20th century, in Europe especially and is distinguished by its simple, linear and clean forms. Everything that is the curve and the elaborate furniture is left behind.

mid-century roomMid-Century style room. Photo via roomandboard.com

Loft style

This style was born in the 1950s with the movement of visual artists looking for cheaper places to live and study. So in this way they discover the factories and the Loft arises.

decorative stylesLoft style apartment. Photo via decorpass.com

Some characteristics of this style are:

-Fully open spaces

-Huge windows

-Load lifters

-Natural light

-Concrete columns

-Exposed metal pipes

-Exposed air ducts

-Polished concrete tops and floors

-Exposed beams on ceilings

-Stainless steel fittings

-Exposed brick walls

Minimalist style

“Less is more”, simplicity is the sublime. Emphasis on quality materials, of high subtlety and finesse. Few accessories and ornamentation are used.

minimalist roomMinimalist room. Photo via digsdigs.com

Contemporary style

The contemporary decorative style a style that does not represent any specific era and is produced at the moment based strictly on non-traditional concepts.

Contemporary roomContemporary room. Photo via delightfull.eu

Modern style

Furniture with clean and straight lines. Contrary to its meaning, its period is a historical style and its period ranges from the 1920s to the 1960s. Many of the furniture designed in that period is classics and people collect them.

decorative stylesModern room. Photo via usualhouse.com

Scandinavian style

This style emerged between the First World War and the Second, but its period of popularity was in the 50s, and it is still in fashion today. Includes objects designed in countries like Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. His style is simple, expendable and functional. This was due to the fact that these countries were going through an economic crisis and inventiveness passes from this. Some of the elements that characterize it are:

-Timber

-The glass

-Textiles

-The ceramic

-The metal

-The plastic

-The lighting

Scandinavian style living room, decorative stylesScandinavian style room. Photo via housenliving.com

Farmhouse style

To the list is added the style farmhouse how popular it has become. This is is a mix between rustic and shabby chic, with touches of vintage.

farmhouse style, decorative stylesFarmhouse style decoration. Photo via homebestidea.com

Differentials of a well decorated house

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There are 6 items that are differentials of a well decorated house. Some are more important than others, but they can’t be missing if you want your home to have that touch of care and attention to decoration.

Differentials of a well decorated house

  • Furniture compatible with the size of the environment and comfortable

They don’t have to be expensive, but buy the best you can within your budget, especially the furniture that will be used to sit and lie on (sofas, armchairs, chairs and beds).

Differentials of a well decorated house - furniture
Project: Mandril Arquitetura + Interiores

Small room, small furniture, giving priority to circulation space

When of low quality, the tendency is that they wear out quickly and need to be changed or refurbished more frequently – the economy ends up becoming higher spending in the long run.

In addition, it is natural that with a better quality, sofas, beds, armchairs and chairs are more comfortable.

living room neutral colorsPhoto: bemvindoao202

Prefer the retractables only if it is possible to have them in comfort, in the space you have.

Another important issue is not to “clutter up” the house with furniture that is too big that ends up being a source of irritation due to impaired circulation. Don’t forget: The free space is perhaps even more important than the occupied space, as this is where you and your family travel.

  • Lighting

Certainly, lighting is one of the most important points of decorating a home. And it is not necessary to spend too much on it for it to be a differentiator. The important thing is to use creativity and have several different points of light, preferably dimerized, to create different climates for each occasion.

living room in neutral colors illuminated panelProject: Claudia Albertini Arquitetura

Avoid glare (when light “hits” directly into your eye or, being strong, is reflected by a mirror or reflective coating.

The lighting should give priority to the light (and not the luminaire) and is more cozy being diffuse (you don’t see the light source directly) or indirect (the one that hits a plane – the ceiling, for example – and illuminates with its reflection .

kitchen furniture in blue with good lighting Photo: Delikatissen

Even when you need a lot of light (like kitchen countertops and home offices) the ideal is that the light is diffused, but strong enough to allow you to run without problemthe tasks.

  • Carpets

The use of rugs in the decoration of the house guarantees a series of advantages. They work as floor protectors, serve to delimit the environments and make the spaces more beautiful.

Industrial style living and dining roomProject: Estudio Voe foto: Marcelo Donadussi

In addition the carpet brings thermal comfort on cold floors. Especially during winter and at night when getting out of bed, the cold touch of porcelain, cement or ceramic is very uncomfortable and the rug avoids this feeling.

  • Curtains and / or blinds

Curtains or blinds have a decorative but also functional function: they allow you to control the amount of light that enters the rooms, which gives greater thermal and visual comfort. They also protect furniture, coverings and floors from direct sunlight and your privacy from prying eyes.

tv room with lighted bookcaseProject: Fernanda Dabbur

In a TV room or bedroom they can be essential for your comfort, especially when the windows receive the afternoon sun directly.

The blackout models are ideal for rooms where the sun shines and maintains the most pleasant thermal sensation. In addition, they are good for making rooms darker.

Room with narrow partition Photo: voceprecisadecor

Curtains made of a more fluid and light fabric, look great in living rooms and light colors are the most recommended to allow more sunlight.

  • Plants

According to the decorator of the specialized website Guia de Bem-Estar, Juliana Perin, another decorative element that contributes to thermal comfort is plants. “They have the ability to make the spaces cooler and more beautiful and some are also able to purify the air, as is the case with Jiboia.

living room with plants Photo: Decoradornet

Another positive point is that the plants can be used in different rooms of the house such as living rooms, bathrooms and even kitchens ”, he explains.

Plants bring nature into the home and this improves the residents’ psychological health.

  • Pillows

Simple accessories that give a huge difference in decoration, the well chosen pillows – in colors, fabrics and quantities – and organized, sophisticated and color the environments, beautify the sofas, armchairs and beds and increase comfort when sitting or lying down.

Green patterned cushionsPhoto: Casatreschic

The style depends on the environment, being the least structured ones preferred for relaxed environments. More sophisticated environments call for structured cushions and more noble fabrics.

In the living room, the size depends on the size of the sofa and armchairs. Never place too many cushions in order to avoid the need to remove them in order to be able to sit.

Blue sofa living roomProject: GG Arquitetura e Interiores

In bed, also avoid excess, because they are usually removed at bedtime.

The colors must accompany or harmonize with the colors of the decoration of the environment, making it easier to combine colored cushions on plain sofas and even sofas in neutral colors and colored sofas using plain cushions on colored sofas. But there is nothing to prevent that, by choosing colors and patterns well, you can achieve harmony and originality by not following this easy path.

Look at your house and see what can improve in these differentials of a well decorated house. You will be amazed at what a few details often make a total difference!

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