/Current Trends in Architectural and Interior Styles

Current Trends in Architectural and Interior Styles

Changing times are always followed by changing trends in society. Trends such as fashion, food, drinks, and so on are always experiencing developments, as is architecture. Architectural trends are not always styles that have never existed before, it can be old styles that re-popularized, or a combination of old and new styles.

For some architects and clients, the application of architectural styles in a building is important to formed the image of the building itself. To find out the architectural style that suits your wants and needs, of course an introduction to the existing architectural styles is also needed. Get to know the architectural and interior styles that are popular and contemporary!

Minimalist Style
Simple, neat, and functional are the identity of the minimalist style. Minimalist style is actually a design approach that characterized by savings in decoration. Therefore, this style tend to have minimal decorations and are neatly arranged. Architecture and interiors with a minimalist style tend to prioritize the original form of element’s geometry without much modification. The application in simple house, with minimal curves and ornaments. The choice of furniture in the interior is also a modern piece of furniture that doesn’t take up much space. As for color, the minimalist style is usually dominated by white, brown, and wood colors.

Vintage Style
Not all contemporary has to be something new, it could be that something that is outdated becomes a trend and in demand again. The vintage style that currently popular is synonymous with old-fashioned and old atmosphere. The use of vintage colors, furniture, and decorations is very close to vintage style. The use of vintage style in Indonesia is mostly applied to the layout of the house. If you want the house to have a vintage style, use soft colors on the walls of the house such as pastel colors, like yellow, light blue, red, pink, and aquamarine. Also choose furniture that has old impression with lots of curves and made of wood. In addition, decorations such as flower vases and wall displays such as photo frames will make the house look more vintage.

Industrial Style
This style looks very masculine, stems from the many former factory buildings in Europe that are not used again. In order for the building not to be neglected, modifications were made to the architecture and interior of the building so that it is feasible and comfortable to live in but still maintains the original character of the factory building. The industrial style character is the exposure of building materials such as steel, metal, concrete, and brick. Without finishing that covers the material, the character of the industrial building becomes even more assertive.

Tropical Style
Stay in a country that has tropical climate makes many people compete to have a house that responds to these climatic conditions. Tropical architecture is a style that emphasizes the environmental context so that buildings can adapt well and blend in with the surrounding weather and climatic conditions. A good tropical architectural style is able to make the house or building feel comfortable with minimal air conditioning in any weather. One of the elements that support this style is the use of a wide sloping roof, the use of vegetation that covers the house, air vents, and local materials.

Rustic Style
The rustic style is actually somewhat similar to the vintage style, which emphasizes the use of old materials. The difference is that the rustic style is more likely to use materials that coarse and corroded – indicating clear aging process. Rustic style has long existed in European countries and usually occurs naturally in rural homes. The rustic style is quite popular because of the interest of the community to have a residence with high artistic value, is as it is, and can age well.

Eclectic Style
The style that emerged in the 19th and 20th centuries is basically the combination of two or more cultures and historical values ​​from the past to create something new and original. Therefore, the main driving force of this style is not mere nostalgia, but freedom of expression. In architecture and interior design, eclectic styles include building structures, furniture, ornaments and decorations.

In its application, eclectic style is synonymous with the use of functional and practical furniture. It could be by putting something that contrasting, like a modern table with a vintage sofa in a row. In addition, eclectic styles are usually accompanied by geometric patterns such as vertical, horizontal, zigzag and circle lines that can be applied to motifs of carpets, pillows, sofas and beds.

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