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Difference of Styles

There are many different styles when it comes to interior decorating. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, don’t worry. We’re going to cover the main three and explain just what they are and how they’re different from each other.

Let’s start with Classic.

Classic style is all about the details. A lot of these details are based on Greek and Roman design (such as columns). A large part of a classic design is the use of a focal point and symmetry. The focal point is generally one aspect of the room that the rest of the room is arranged around. Classic design also uses a lot of deep colours while the fabrics used are durable ones like cotton. Everything in this style is carefully calculated to give the appearance of symmetry and history.

Next up is Contemporary.

Contemporary is all about the lines. It’s one of the main features of the style. By having architectural components that highlight and incorporate lines and having less furniture and materials in the space, it opens up the room more. This also allows the eyes to be drawn to the structural details of the room instead of what might be occupying it. The colours used in contemporary are often neutral colours, especially blacks and whites. When other colours are applied, they aren’t in large quantities.

Finally, we come to Modern.

Modern style is all about functionality and simplicity. It’s similar to contemporary in its use of colour and space, however, it doesn’t like to take up any more space than necessary. In fact, the less you have, the better. This is seen with the furniture that works in modern spaces, usually having more than one function. It also uses art instead of accessories to incorporate more colour in the room.

As such, out of the three styles, classical differs the most using bold colours and lots of details. While contemporary and modern styles are both similar, they differ both in the functionality of the material used in the room and what they focus on. Contemporary focuses on details in the space provided, such as the structure of the room (for instance exposed brick) while modern styles focus on the amount of space you can have and the organization and use of the furniture used.

There are many examples of these styles online and in books. You just have to find one that’s right for you. Whatever you choose, we have products that can help you furnish the architectural details to your liking.

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