Popular Inferior Design Styles To Experience (Part 2)

The previous article:”Popular Inferior Design Styles To Experience (Part 1)”has us exploring 3 popular design trends for interior, including Bohemia, Industrial and Tuscan themes. This second part of the article will continue to elaborate on 3 other popular design styles that would possibly soon be your new inspiration for an upcoming home makeover!

  1. Asian-inspired Design

Unlike Bohemia which values the mind-free, creative concept of design, Asian-inspired styles have long been infamous for integrating various different rules in designing houses. An epitome which should be mentioned is Feng Shui with Qui flow, rule of 5 elements and Yin & Yang. It accents the harmonization of nature and tranquility, which might be a fresh breeze for those who want a break from a rush urban life of Western world. Asian design might vary from japanese Zen, antique Chinese to exotic, effervescent India. Each has distinctive look of elements that incorporate in its design, but shares the circle of harmonization between 5 basic elements of nature (as influence of Feng Shui) and encourage connection with nature.

Japanese Zen: Simplicity has been core idea of Japanese Zen. Believing in no-clutter in Feng Shui, it focuses on minimalism and optimization of decorative objects and furnishings. Distinguished with low table, floor cushions and surrounded by Zen garden and stunning sculptural installation of ponds, Zen house also includes popular materials of Asia such as bamboo to represent the Wood in 5 element rule. Colors can vary, though it focuses on neutral or cool, less intense hue palettes.



Chinoiserie : The word originated from a French word, which is literally translated as “in the Chinese taste”. It is the European style inspired by their perception of Oriental culture – which was overwhelmingly popular in the Old Continent during 17th – 18th century. Ornaments made of porcelain, embroideries and needlepoint rugs with excessive detailed, hand-painted decoration and flourish ┬áprovoke exotic looks in your house. There are no specific set of colors needed integrating in this look.



Indian Design: Vibrant, Exotic and Splendid, Indian Design accents elaborated frames of furnishings such as doors, chairs and such warm, jewel-like colors are of focal points. It is noticeable that colors of vivacious, effervescent shades are utmost important in India. You can get your inspiration from Indian herbs and spices like cinnamon and chili. Also inseparable elements of Indian Design are shiny jewels, ornate pattern, golden upholstery and silver. You can find these elements on ornaments such as God of Hindu or Buddha figurines at any garage sales or flea market.Glimmering looks that are created by candles put in wrong iron lightnings are also great add-in to a warm exotic Indian theme of your lovely home.



  1. Temporary

Perhaps one of the most common, well-heard style of design and mainstream in the majority of modern housing. A sleek, chic design for whom with craze in minimalism but yet opening rooms for creativity. Starting from the other half of 20th century, there was a wave of artistic work that was against the by then fabulous Victorian era and raw, rusty look of industrial modern.



Elements: Temporary look tends to look for smooth upholstery in lieu of sophisticate expression of Chinoiserie, which has incorporated the core motto: Line, Plane, Angle. It is the endless combination of various objects with vertical-horizontal axis, which creates a sharp look, but don’t be afraid to add in more curves to neutralize it. It is thus the reason why big collection of ornaments or furnishings with excessive details and adornment are not an option to Temporary. Natural light and open space also give the best in expressing your Temporary style in design. It facilitates a ambiance of fresh, open and wide in space.


Color Palette: Temporary has much less options regarding color choice. Taupe, white, black and any other neutral, bold set of hues are perfectly applicable in Temporary. Other warm colors can be included, though not of paramount to add an accent to the rooms.

  1. Cottage Style


Cozy, intimate and fresh are what we use to depict such a homey style. Cottage is usually applicable in beach house which is present with wind, golden sand and salty coastal line. Sharing many similarities with other styles, Cottage yet possesses its own sense of informality and beauty in ordinary.

Elements: Weathered/worn-out furnishings are a good start if you expect to transform your place into a cozy Cottage. Ordinary, less adorned furnishings are encouraged. Like Tuscan, Cottage is very receptive to natural lights and other objects, as it demonstrates connection with mother nature. Bead-board incorporated in ceiling, walls is very typical of Cottage, along with wood floor or mosaic tiling of light colors. A breeze of vintage is mighty add-in to Cottage look, which you can encompass in antique ornaments and furnishings with patina.



Color Palette: The majority of Cottage-inspired house is combination of neutral colors such as blue hue, white and green, as they best represent the nature of sea.


And there you go, the top 6 most popular interior designs of all times. There has been myriad versions, mixtures of these styles which creates many breath-taking, extravagant looks that you might have been across some days on Design Magazines or in a house of a friend with exceptional taste of aesthetic. Apart from these basic styles, you can utilize your creativity to combine those to create such a unique look to your lovely living house. Sharpen your sense by surrounding you with beauty, collect your top-notch design ideas from your network or design magazines and make your dream house come true.


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