How Finding Your Interior Design Style Can Improve Your Wellbeing

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The saying goes ‘a man’s home is his castle’, and in today’s world, that couldn’t be truer. The stresses of the world are a lot to deal with, and your home should be your refuge from all that. Finding which interior design style best suits, you can help you make sure that every time you come home, you get that secure feeling that you are where you belong.

Even if – like many of us – you are in the renter’s world, knowing about different types of interior design can help you make the most of the space you have, personalising it more to your tastes whilst staying within the realms of your contract.

Here are a few tips on how to establish which style might be best for you depending on the atmosphere you’re trying to create.

1. Cosy – Bohemian

A cosy interior is an inviting space for unwinding and warming up on those cold winter nights. The bohemian interior design style is perfect for those who want their home to be a place with colourful pops and different fabrics.

Bohemian style focuses on using natural fabrics like rattan and bamboo in its furniture, whilst also incorporating colourful materials on things like cushions, rugs, and wall hangings. A focus on nature is prevalent throughout bohemian design, and it suits warm, earthy tones and vibrant greens found in plants above all else.

The bohemian interior style is perfect for someone who wants their home to feel like a hippie-ish hangout with a focus on the natural world.

2. Simple – Scandinavian/Minimalist

Anyone who wants their home to feel like a delightfully blank slate should consider Scandinavian or minimalist design styles. While there are distinct differences between the styles, they share a lot of common ground. Both have a focus on the concept of ‘less is more’, with furniture and decoration being more scaled back. Neutral colours reign supreme with these styles, whites, greys, and washed-out blues and greens are popular.

Scandinavian interior design has more overtly comfortable elements to it than minimalism, which focuses on keeping every space as clean and clear as possible. In Scandinavian design, accents like throws and lush rugs are welcome elements on any room, while minimalist interiors strip back what is ‘unnecessary’.

3. Fancy – Neoclassical

The neoclassical school of interior design is as lush and fancy as it sounds. Taking elements from Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman design, as well as having Rococo elements, there is a real emphasis on decorative flourishes.

If you’re interested in stately furnishings that would look at home in a Hollywood mansion, then this is the design style for you.

Common colours used in neoclassical interior design include gold, cream, and black. Contrasting colours are often used alongside one another in smaller decorative pieces to create a lot of texture throughout the space.

There is a focus on luxury found in neoclassical design, with textures like velvet and brocades used alongside soft cottons. Smaller pieces of décor often include luxury pieces like antique silverware.

4. Cool – Industrial

Woods, metals, and glass are used frequently in the industrial style to create cool interiors that would suit people wanting something stripped back without feeling too ‘cold’.

The wood tones used in industrial design are typically very warm, complimenting the dark metals commonly found in the style. Exposed brick, pipe, and untreated wood are used together with leathers and softer fabrics like cottons for furnishings, creating a contrast worthy of celebration.

If you like your home to have that slightly raw, rough aesthetic to it, this is a great choice of style for you.

Adding colour to the somewhat restricted palette of the industrial style is easier than you think – using larger furniture pieces in bold colours like cobalt blue or a peacock green keeps things fresh and inviting.

5. Fresh – Coastal

You don’t have to live by the coast to utilise coastal design style. Oriented around creating a relaxed, carefree environment, coastal design uses light colours and remains airy through its use of textiles like wicker and linens. Blues, greens, and whites are the most common colours found in the coastal style, usually in pale shades that prevent the space from becoming overwhelming.

Small accents made from materials like sea glass, shells, and driftwood keep the theme consistent without being over-the-top.

Utilise glass as much as possible if going for a coastal design, since a huge element of the style is on amplifying the presence of natural light as much as possible. If you do live by the coast, do some beachcombing to find personal touches to your home.

Our homes are supposed to feel like a reflection of ourselves. If you find out more about the aesthetics that represent you, you can make sure your home is somewhere you can’t wait to be. Feeling abundance and gratitude in your daily life through activities like this is a powerful way to improve your wellbeing.

Now you know why knowing more about interior design can improve your life, which style do you think best represents you?

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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