Looking To Decorate Your New Home And Seeking Thematic Inspiration? Here Are Four Interior Design Styles That Are Popular in Modern Homes

Modern Minimalist Style

Minimalist interior design is one of the architectural centre pieces of the 20th century. Spare and streamlined while still being inviting -minimalism is charming in almost any space.With less clutter to wade through and process mentally, the innate beauty of each piece of furniture or art in the home really starts to stand out.

Rustic Style

Rustic interior design creates an eclectic look that emphasises nature: homespun, timeworn, handcrafted, distressed items constructed of natural materials or finished in a natural hue. Rustic interior design furniture normally consists of wood, reclaimed lumber and stone. However, bamboo, rattan, sisal, nubby cotton, wool, paper, glass, clay and various types of metal can also be incorporated to embellish the look. Metalworked furniture is another great option to use with this concept.

The rustic look features wooden beams and columns as well as hardwood or stone flooring. If you don’t have these elements in your home, it is possible to put up faux beams or columns to achieve the look.

Industrial Style

Industrial interior design is popular for decorating lofts and old buildings converted into living spaces, although it can be used for traditional apartments and houses too. What you need for this style is to create an illusion of rough surfaces and materials that suggest an industrial past. The simplest way to show roughness is to leave some walls or surfaces unfinished. In addition to some rough metal elements that will create an industrial atmosphere, you are looking for old, industrial-looking objects that are made from steel, metal or wood.These items are preferably worn down or have been salvaged and recycled.

Medieval style

Medieval interior design draws its inspiration from the Middle Period of European history which lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. Medieval interior design creates a dramatic look that recalls the grand stone castles and wooden dining halls of the era.Remember that the best interior architects will frequently bridge different styles together.So liberate your mind and approach your design from creative angles.


Sushil Jhunjhunwala Interior Designer

As an interior designer for the past 30 years, I have come to realise the immeasurable importance of finding that niche state of mind that makes for good design. What works for one client is anathema to another. So, what’s the formula? Having been involved in creating some of the most considered residences, work spaces and private lounges in the city, one discerns they are as unique as the individuals who inhabit them. My personal design philosophy lies in zeroing in on those subtle distinctions of luxury and style and leveraging them to the utmost with intelligent planning, innovative architecture, and bold colourisation.

Want to Make Your Room Look Bigger? There Are Few Decorating Tricks with Optical Illusion

It is easy for modern architects and interior designers to cultivate their design skills on large spaces, but small areas are tough to decorate where spaces seem to be too small but necessities are many. It is a great challenge for the designers to come up with clever design ideas. Designer should consider several important factors that affect the optical change in the size and proportions of rooms. It is possible to correct interior without redesigning the entire structure but with the little help of optical illusions which can totally change the visual perception of the interior space.

A room can be visually enlarged, heightened, deepened, broadened, narrowed, or lowered by using the proper colour, lighting, materials, pattern, shapes, horizontal or vertical lines, mirrors, etc.

Colour is such a fascinating facet of decorating that it can create a believable illusion. The right colour combination can change the visual size and proportions of the room, making even the smallest space seem large, airy and attractive. Designer can easily manipulate the length, width and height of painted interiors by pairing with perfect hues and contrasting colours.

Lighting is the most important aspect of interior design; it not only creates an ambience of a living space but also creates a visually larger space. Creative use of lighting can enhance everything in the room and helps in achieving a perfect balance between style, comfort and beautiful interiors. Incorporating a good interior lighting can increase the brightness of the room and can also create ideal mood sets.

A very prevalent and obvious way of decorating a small room is by hanging mirrors on the wall. This is a simple technique to make the room look larger than it is. It can create fascinating optical illusions and can also bring a wow factor to a well-proportioned room.

Do not spoil the interior with excess accessories and equipment’s. Keep it simple but trendy with this few tricks.

Sundeep Chadha VICE PRESIDENT, ABID speaks about ABID Interiors and World Interiors Day

Interior is an integral part of a person’s life and his or her personality reflects in the interior choice of his office and residence. This important aspect of a person’s life is taken care by the interior designers, worldwide. They are the unrecognised and unsung heroes of the modern world who make the lives of individuals more comfortable and productive. They customise their creativity for each individual to suit the personality. Their versatility to adapt to every client is what makes them what they are.

In order to recognise these people in the background, ABID has initiated an effort to celebrate Interiors Day and bring into focus their importance and significance in the present day scenario.Hence, July 15, 2017 has been designated as the World Interiors Day and is being celebrated across the city.

Kamlesh Agarwal President, ABID speaks about the Wonderful Event of World Interiors Day ABID Organize Every Year

ABID is an organisation full of vibrant, dynamic and cre ative people. Over the last 25 years ABID has grown to become the largest organisation in Kolkata and eastern India, consisting over 350 members from the industry of interior design, architecture, home decor and supplementary products.

Last year, Kolkata witnessed a wonderful event of World Interiors Day organised by ABID, where we set up wonderful art installation which was themed `Interiors Innovation’ across the city. This time, ABID is celebrating World Interiors Day at Quest Mall with the theme of `Illusion & Ingenuity’. This event incorporates with two different art installations which are the reflection of creativity and imagination. World Interior Day is a day for reflection on how interior designers apply creativity and innovative solutions for the benefit of both aesthetics and functionality and on how space matters.

As a president of ABID my aim is to sustain and accelerate its tremendous growth and potential. Together, as a team, we are committed to make a difference to the world of interiors and architecture.

Kolkata Will Witness the Celebration of World Interiors Day on July 15 & 16 at Quest Mall

World Interiors Day will be celebrated by ABID (Association of Architects Builders Interior Designers & Allied Business) on July 15 and 16 at Quest Mall with a unique theme of `Illusion and Ingenuity’.Keeping in mind the reflection of creativity and imagination, this event incorporates two different art installations -Glass Winged Butterfly, and City Dwellers.

It is an annual worldwide event that aims to draw the attention of the public to the world of interior design and also to promote the importance of interior design as a profession. This profession is comparatively new; through rigorous process of education and experience it is constantly evolving and progressing. Interior Design is about finding creative and artistic design solutions to enhance the quality of life and to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the end user.

They not only apply their imagination to a structure but also enhance it for the best human experience. As a society, we tend to take our living areas for granted, yet we must realise the intensity and dedication an interior designer undergoes to make our lives comfortable.

Illusion & Ingenuity: An illusion is a distortion of the senses, revealing how the brain normally organises and interprets sensory stimulation. Ingenuity is often inherent in creative individuals, and thus is considered hard to separate from individual capital.


Decor Ideas That are Trend in This Summer

Summer calls for a change from the flamboyance of spring, sit back and relax. Enjoying the sultry afternoons and calm evenings outdoor is what sumps up the weather. Though it can be a bit uncomfortable, you definitely need to spruce up your surroundings to suit the sweltering heat.

Let’s have a look at some of the decor trends that are in trend this summer and what you can easily adapt for your house to liven up your space:

Paint your cabinets in bright colours

If you want something different this season, try painting your cabinets in bright colours such as citrus yellow, orange or blue. The colours can lift your mood and your space.

Include a lot of greens in the house

If you are bored with the concrete interiors of your house, bring in some succulents, either in vase or flower pots or even terrariums. Natural greenery adds to your interiors and also improves your ecosystem.

Set a table in different hues

Food never looked so great before! Buy colourful cutlery of your choice and add the ceramics to your dining area. Children, especially, will love this idea.

Bring in colourful artwork  

Break the monotony of  monochrome wall with artworks of various colours in all shapes and sizes. Use the paintings to brighten the dark areas especially. Try the flea markets or the resale shops to bring in the stock.

Set up the exteriors

Summer is incomplete without get-together outdoors. When you are doing up the interiors of your house, also pay attention to the outdoors. Set up a dining area, bring in fair lights, get some drapes on the wooden furniture and you are set to spend a quiet evening with your loved ones in nature’s company.

Comfortable upholstery and soothing prints and patterns are also in this season. So, try all the permutation and combinations to decorate the space of your dreams.

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