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How to Achieve Different Design Styles! Part Two

This is part two of my design styles series! In this post we will deep dive into: Organic Modern, Eclectic and Minimalism. We will explore the features, colours and materials that go into each style and how to incorporate them into your space!


Organic Modern

This design style pulls inspiration from Mid-Century Modern, Minimalism and Bohemian. Organic Modern is all about mixing raw organic materials overtop modern sophistication and simplicity. To achieve this style use a minimalistic approach, keeping your space clean and open. Avoid clutter and keep it simple. Stick to neutral colours and raw natural materials. Start with white or off-white walls to start with a bright base, this will help offset the natural elements throughout the space. Think about starting with a neutral base and then layering more saturated hues of the same colour overtop. When selecting furniture or decor stick to organic shapes. This can be circles, squares and triangles, mixing curves with straight lines. Just like Bohemian, use materials like: jute, wood, linen, and stone. Add house plants to help push the natural element. When it comes to lighting try to keep it natural, centre your furniture around a big window. If you are unable to do this you can use light fixtures that use organic shapes.



Eclectic

This style is a combination of others, blending together different textures, patterns and materials you wouldn't always see together. This makes up the foundation of the Eclectic style. This style also mixes together modern and traditional elements. You could see anything from Bohemian decor mixed with Mid-Century Modern architecture to modern decor mixed with bright and bold colours. To make sure everything flows together effortlessly there is often a common theme or unifying element to the space. To achieve this make sure you have a clear focal point in your room to draw to eye. This can be done by using larger more eye catching furniture, art pieces or even an accent wall. Create a cohesive colour palette and stick to these colours throughout your space. These colours can be repeated in your wall colour or decor/furniture. Of course the most important element is mixing and matching patterns, materials and textures. This could be using linen curtains and having a jute rug underneath your wood table. Don't be afraid to experiment and pull inspiration from other styles!



Minimalism

As the name suggests this design style is all about stripping your space down to it's most basic form. This means using the bare essentials to create a simple and un-cluttered space. Using an open floor plan, lots of natural light, and functional furniture pieces. The open floor plan helps create a free and relaxing feeling in the room. There is no excessive decoration, everything is placed with a certain purpose in mind. This can be done by placing a single piece of art on your wall that you really enjoy or a beautiful vase on your table, simple but effective. To further push Minimalism use clean, smooth, and bold lines to emphasize their essential nature. This design style doesn't use highly detailed decor or patterns and instead focuses on shape and simplicity. Try to stick to a monochromatic colour palette. You can use one colour and change the hue to create depth while still keeping it simple. Minimalism can sometimes be seen as cold and impersonal but this isn't the case. Using soft fabrics and mixing textures can help bring warmth into the room. Using warm wood furniture can also help soften the crisp whites and hard lines.



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