The unique identity of the home is determined by its interior construction and furniture. The social and cultural life has a direct impact on fashion trends inevitably reflect on their tastes an requirements. Technological progress, characterizing our modern times, can be largely observed in the furniture industry as well. The simplified living space and forms and the minimalist design that appeared at the beginning of the 21st century.
How to influence minimalism interior?
The following illustrates the influence of minimalism on interior design. Typical approaches are the use of basic geometric shapes, lack of detail, large space, achromatic colours and mostly wood and natural textures. Glossy surface, mostly white, reinforce the minimalist line and give the feeling of cleanliness, spaciousness and freedom. Light as well as its interrelation with the elements of the interior. Together with opposing dark to light colours, it underlines the straight lines and forms and thus strengthens the minimalist vision of the interior as a whole.
Minimalism influences other arts as well, for examples music, photography, poetry ( using less word and focusing on the surface description) etc.
What Characteristic feature of the new trends?
A Characteristic feture of the new trends is adding bright, vivid colour for emphasis, while keeping the basic achromatic ones. There is a certain tendency towards the use of naturals material, natural wood, but still the most widely used material for front surface, allowing for more options both in financial an in aesthetic terms.
Another tendency, which can be observed in the latest trends in mass dwelling furnishing, is connected with the desire to return the past, presence of authentic elements or entire furniture, and it’s defined by the term “vintage”. The older ones are classified as antique furniture. But technically the term is used to group together old or aged furniture, best representing a given style period or reminding of it. They are characterised by the natural look of the materials, which has been preserved with time or which is imitated by variety of finishing methods contributing to the aging effect.
A similar contemporary style in the furniture is called “rustic”. Rustic style can be found in kitchen, bedrooms and living rooms. They are characterised by the use of coniferous solid wood with specific forming of the details in the structural elements with frame construction and panels. The fitting is also ornamental and unique. The materials are most often brass or other metal with patina, ceramics, textile etc.