Simplicity, natural lighting and most importantly the use of white as a base colour encapsulate the popular Scandinavian style. Its inspiration comes from Nordic countries such as Sweden and Denmark where winters were long, explaining the need for huge windows to let as much natural light in as possible. Minimalistic tables and floor lamps are also used to achieve a simple, yet beautiful and elegant aesthetic. Linie Design’s stunning Giza rug can be in cooperated into your decor for a true Scandinavian touch.
Eclectic interior design is the combination of different textures, colours and styles. This is the perfect opportunity to let your imagination run wild, mix the old with the new, break the rules, make it your own and own it. After all, we don’t want all of our homes to look like they’ve been cloned from a magazine; we want our homes to be unique and reflect our personalities. Achieve an eclectic design with GAN's Goyescas rug.
Less is more is the motto when it comes to modern interior design. A clean and clutter free home is often associated with modern design. It’s all about the crisp lines, a colour palette of black, white and cream, and simple empty spaces. Mesh and Soliate by Ligne Pure are just two examples of how a simple design can bring a huge amount of character to any room it’s placed in.
Although a minimalist look is very similar to modern, they are not the same. Take a modern home, strip it back even more by storing away that junk mail, sunglasses and keys and you have a minimalistic design. Use natural forms and materials such as wood, glass and steel to achieve to that sleek look. Our beautiful Bamboo Earth Grey rug by Massimo is an easy way to achieve this particular style.
A traditional design is all about the details. Rich, carved wood furnishings such as armchairs and cabinets and at the end of your bed are key elements of this particular style. Other characteristics include: antiques, floral patterns, heavy curtains and hardwood floors in a rich hue such as mahogany or maple. Achieve a traditional space with Nourison’s almost magical Oceanus rug.
When we hear ‘industrial interior’ most of us automatically think – warehouse or urban loft right? That’s pretty much where this style takes inspiration from; think steel beams, exposed brickwork, high ceilings, a big open plan space, and dangling metal lights.
7. Shabby Chic
The use of worn or bleached out pastel colours, distressed furnishings and vintage floral patterns contribute to the sense of femininity that this style evokes. A shabby chic design is easy and inexpensive to achieve with Louis De Poortere’s Cameo 8238 Bolshoi Pink Rug, add vintage/ art deco style furniture to your space and you have a match made in heaven.