Finding Your Interior Design Style

Are you looking to do a home overhaul to outfit your space with a completely new look? Are you a first-time home buyer or moving out of home for the first time? Whatever your situation, knowing the differences between the most popular modern interior design trends will make the process just that much easier. Once you find out what you like, going shopping on Gumtree will be the enjoyable experience it is meant to be.

Scandinavian

This modern trend will appeal to minimalists most as it makes use of space, less clutter, and added light. To start, you will want all walls to be painted in the lightest colour possible. White walls are ideal, but anything close to it will do; this adds light to the space and creates the illusion of added space. Next, white and wood pieces should be used for the bulk of the décor, but choosing an accent colour will help things pop. When purchasing Scandinavian style furniture, you will want to look for clean, simple, wooden pieces, as well as items that provide ample storage in order to keep things clutter-free.

Mid-Century Modern

This style is reflective of mid-20th century homes; stylish homes between the 1940s and 1970s. The most prominent mid-century modern décor pieces are anything made from natural wood. Metal, too, should be prominent throughout the space. Choose furniture with clean lines rather than anything too decorative and elaborate, but go crazy with elaborate, bold, repeating patterns!

Industrial

This style pays homage to the stark, unfinished and pretention-less look of old working factories. Think exposed bulb lights, exposed brick walls, exposed ceiling pipes, functional furniture, and items repurposed to be used as furniture and décor. Choose metal, items with clean lines, items with a worn appearance, and vintage items like an old typewriter, or end tables made with a wooden top and old piping painted in black as the legs. When it comes to art, choose black and white imagery rather than anything with too much colour.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find everything you’ll need close to home.

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