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5 Home Interior Styles Popular In 2020

Feeling at home transcends the actual fact of having a home to return to, or a roof over your head when you need one. The inward look of your residence takes as much importance as the structural design and surrounding.

So, you think your home doesn’t pass off the aura you want – or even more, a facelift is due and workable? Have your house give the allure you like from the choices of interior designs climbing the scale of prominence. Here are some interior designs that can give you the home you seek in your house

  • Scandinavian

Since its major acceptance in the 1950s, the Scandinavian style has sporadically risen to prominence and has well been appreciated by the majority of homeowners who care about interior designs. The design has become so popular it’s almost in any Singaporean home, and even this doesn’t make it look too common either. Known to depict simplicity and affordability over a display of wealth, the design popularly consists of a mix of wooden and brick walls. Even better, it is very easy to maintain – just in case you want a design of content.

  • Industrial

The industrial style, particularly, is regarded as the most popular style among Singaporean homes, and its popularity doesn’t seem like it will diminish either. It has more of an urbanized outlook and a utilitarian taste, giving it a sophisticated allure. Characterized by brick walls and cement flooring, this style can be quite expensive.

  • Eclectic

This design comes in a splash of different mixes to form a blissful remix. The eclectic interior design turns your home into a palette of the conventional design interspersed with a totally unconventional one, even adding together different colors and cultural makeups alien to one another – like a mix of Western and Eastern cultural designs in one place. The beauty of an eclectic interior design only shows if executed perfectly, otherwise, it’s a colossal waste and could be a terrible sight.

  • Resort-inspired

Why feel at home in your house when you can feel at a resort, in your house? This is the catch for anyone who wants a relaxing, cool, calm translucently engaging home to return to after a hectic day; a resort-inspired interior design. This particular design connects you more with the natural, characterized by natural-inspired elements and a lot of greenery. Even more, resort-inspired interior designs, if further, can help you smell and taste the feel of nature.

  • Minimalist

This has also become sporadically popular in Singapore. Similar to the Scandinavia design, the minimalist design is simple and uncluttered, created in a way to depict an aura of semi-apathy towards gaining and keeping material possessions, or being motivated by the same. Characterized by few spaces, basic, and materials almost maintenance free, this is also a design for the content.

Thinking of hopping on one of these designs or you need more choices to find the one best suitable? Go no further, we have you covered here.

Wabi Sabi, Shabby Chic, and Design Psychology: Home Interior Design Styles

Wabi Sabi, an ancient Chinese philosophy adapted by the Japanese and practiced by many Westerners today, presents an alternative way of living more than a way of decorating your home. However, you can adapt your interior and landscape design using Wabi Sabi principles for happiness.

“Wabi Sabi” (pronounced “wah-bee sah-bee”) was formalized as the Zen Buddhism tea ceremony evolved. Zen Buddhism originated in India, traveled through China in the 6th Century, and to Japan in the 12th century. The ancient wisdom of Wabi Sabi practitioners helps today’s busy home makers with interesting interior design ideas. Wabi Sabi interior design followers learn to relax, take time appreciate the beauty and simplicity of natural design, and to know that their home doesn’t need perfection to bring joy, which compares to our research findings in residential Design Psychology.

Before you relate Wabi Sabi to Shabby Chic style, understand that the Wabi Sabi way of life starts with simplicity, whereas Shabby Chic interiors often fill spaces with a lot of interesting finds, which can end up with too much to care for and eye clutter, according to Design Psychology principles. This lesson of too much design detail, which stops the eye and makes you feel overwhelmed, became apparent to us when we moved from our expansive Victorian home into a smaller house and had to choose the more important furnishings from the treasures discovered over ten years of collecting, both in antique and thrift stores.

If you want to makeover your home for joyous living, consider Wabi Sabi restraints along with Design Psychology principles:

Simplify your life and home design. When you choose the best from your treasures, keep those accessories that support positive memories, regardless of monetary value.

Take pleasure from natural beauty. Choose design details with colors, patterns, and textures similar to those found in nature, which feel harmonious to people because they connect us to the earth.

Appreciate your home and furnishings, no matter how imperfect. When you love your home, this love shines throughout and makes it easier for you to clean and maintain. Your positive attitude brings you encouragement to find beauty all around, inspiring fresh ideas for home makeover projects.

Wabi Sabi beliefs include the principles of incomplete and impermanent designs, which parallel the Design Psychology principle that your home needs to grow and change, to support your changing lifestyle and emotional needs.

In contrast to Wabi Sabi’s use of modest and humble furnishings, Design Psychology appreciates the inherent beauty in all things. Enjoy the fruits of your hard work and don’t feel guilty when mixing the humble with quality showpieces. I love my Italian Millifiore glass lamps sitting next to my Mexican Rose rock.

Like any good design theory, Wabi Sabi finds beauty in the unconventional. Your originality in design makes your home unique. Design Psychology practice avoids the use of furniture “groups” and prefers unique, individual pieces offering comfort. If you were tempted by a furniture set, such as matching sofa, love seat, and the three matching tables, don’t worry; just know that additional pieces don’t need to match perfectly and that blending styles and finishes makes unconventional, unique spaces.

Design Psychology supports fearless home makeovers, bold with colors to lend emotional support yet restrained, without overly-filled rooms, to provide backgrounds for people and harmonious living.

Similar to the Wabi Sabi tea ceremony, practice daily rituals in your home. Create a home to celebrate life, one full of tranquility and beauty. Choose your home interior design style to best support your happiness.

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