Most of us will be drawn towards a particular style which we feel expresses our personality and ideals. However, while we may yearn for the style of a medieval castle, few of us would actually want to create such an authentic style to the point that we would sacrifice our modern convenience, electricity, central heating and comfortable upholstered furniture (well I wouldn’t). The key to success lies in taking the main elements of a particular style and balancing them with modern comforts, and individual preferences.
To find out which style you like, find out more about each of the styles.
Smart and sophisticated, this approach to decorating is carefully controlled and well thought out. Originating in the classical traditions of Ancient Greece and Rome this style is seen as orderly and balanced, elegant and timeless.
Classical style kitchen polished and refined, period or reproduction furniture is the most appropriate with this style.
Ralph Lauren I adore his designs, nobody does classical like him, magical. A bedroom from his collection. Above and below.
Ralph Lauren, it is definitely a must to visit this site, when you do, click into collections archive for all his wonderful designs.
Ralph Lauren classical sitting room.
This is a comfortable style, with a strong sense of tradition, this style is not about making things match but about creating a comfortable haven where the mood is relaxed and we feel at home.
This is an informal, friendly style and even the more sophisticated versions are welcoming and make you feel at ease.
Country style bedrooms, this style allows you to get away with murder, mix and match various pieces if furniture to see how they look together, there are no rules here.
This style is not mimimal, but don’t get to carried away, when done successfully, the arragement of accessories provides great interest to the eyes and creates movement within the scheme.
Contemporary style is simple yet comfortable, there is a focus on quality of light and space and also the look is clean cut.
Contemporary style kitchen, colours are generally pale, to keep that spacious feeling, decorative details are kept to a minimum, clutter doesn’t work here.
Above all with this style details are plain yet elegant, most furniture in this style will usually have legs, which makes the floor area seem larger and adds to the sense of space.
When strong colours are used they are carefully balanced with neutrals, so as not to lose the effect.
Dramatic styles demands attention, they can add interest to many areas and provide the opportunity to create a scheme that is totally unique and individual. This style is not for the faint hearted, beware bright images.
All furniture should make a statement, nothing about the dramatic style is intended to blend into the background.
This is a chance to let your imagination run wild.
This style demonstrates that you have the confidence to express yourself freely and confidently.
This style is a celebration of culture and heritage and reflects many influences from around the world.
Touches of Moroccan style throughout this room, all furniture items with global style generally looks handcrafted, as if each piece is a one off.
Animal skins and tribal patterns are instantly reminiscent of African style.
Creating a global or ethnic look is a wonderful way to display treasures from your travels.
This is the style of today, this style of today allows us to dislay treasured memories alongside chain store accessories. You may work hard to achieve a certain style but there are still those sentimental items of furniture or holiday treasures that you want to keep in your home. For this reason most domestic interiors don’t fall neatly into one category of style, this style is called eclectic, you draw from various styles to create an interior as unique and individual as yourself.
Country style bed and covers, classical style chest of draws and chair, colour a bit dramatic, mix it all together and you have created your very own style.
Global style, Moroccan theme on the walls, contemporary style all the furniture. Eclectic style is highly personal.
“Style” is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma.